We found 5 providers with an interest in couples therapy and who accept Anthem HMO near Lancaster, CA.

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Dr. Susan Louise Holley, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
43535 17th Street W; Suite 304
Lancaster, CA
 

Dr. Susan Holley is a psychologist. Dr. Holley's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Merla Ann Huntley
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work, Other
42156 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA
 

Ms. Merla Huntley works as a family therapist and social worker. Her clinical interests include acceptance and commitment therapy, critical incident stress management (CISM), and depression. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Psychology
918 West Avenue J
Lancaster, CA
 

Dr. Karen Coy is a psychologist. Her areas of expertise include depression, life transitions, and domestic abuse. Dr. Coy honors Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Amanda Vadney
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
921 W Avenue J; Suite C
Lancaster, CA
 

Ms. Amanda Vadney works as a family therapist and counselor. These areas are among her clinical interests: jungian psychotherapy, coaching, and group therapy services. She is in-network for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Gerald Edgar Rice
Specializes in Family Therapy, Other
43535 17th Street W; Suite 304
Lancaster, CA
 

Mr. Gerald Rice's specialty is family therapy. His clinical interests include psychodynamic therapy, relational therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Mr. Rice takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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What is Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy refers to a specific type of counseling where relationship issues are the focus of the treatment. It used to be referred to as marriage counseling and still may be called that in many places, but because participants are not always married to each other, couples therapy is a more accurate name.

Closely related to family therapy, couples therapy is a type of counseling that seeks to help couples improve their relationship. A therapist may teach each partner in the relationship specific skills, such as managing or expressing their emotions, conflict resolution, communication skills, and problem solving. Both people in the couple need to be committed to learning new skills themselves as well as putting effort into supporting the relationship. The typical goals of couples therapy are to decrease conflict, unhappiness, and resentment, as well as increase communication, intimacy, and connection.

Couples therapy may be offered privately, at a university, or in a group practice. It is usually short-term therapy, lasting a few weeks until the participants have learned new skills and have the ability to repair their relationship. Its effectiveness depends on the willingness of both participants to commit to therapy and make the relationship a priority. For many couples it can be extremely helpful.