Barbara Bennett, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
245 west 29th Street, suite 304, New york, New York 10001
Relationships are hard, as any news site will eagerly tell you. Stories of celebrity affairs, break-ups and other scandals are so common that there doesn’t seem to be much hope for the rest of us. I’m here to tell you that there is hope, even after years of tension, conflict, or emotional distance for any couple—straight, gay, dating, married, post-divorce—from any racial, ethnic, or spiritual background. Conflict happens in all relationships. But it isn’t inevitable, even after years of bad feeling. I help couples step outside of their pain and frustration to see each of their roles in these conflicts. From there, couple can begin to communicate and finally have conversations that have productive outcomes leading to greater intimacy.
Carolyn AlRoy, Psy.D.
19 West 34th St., Penthouse, New York, New York 10001
I get to know the couples as individuals and as a couple. So, I would start with a joint session with the both of you, and then see you both individually. The reason for that is that people share different information with and without their partner. All information is confidential, and the rule is "No leaking" (that is, not to talk about your individual session, with me, with your partner).
H.C. Fall Willeboordse, LCSW-R
Fall Willeboordse, LCSW-R
244 5th Ave. Suite 9G, New York, New York 10001
Every couple is unique in the way the partners relate, communicate, and approach conflict--or fail to do so. For that reason I treat every couple according to its own very specific issues. If you feel you’ve been coming up against the same problems with no resolution, or have had a new crisis emerge in your relationship, getting help sooner rather than waiting can often repair and strengthen the relationship. I work short term and am solution-focused.
Tania Suarez, MSEd, LMHC, NCC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
352 7th Avenue, Suite 1001 , New York , New York 10001
Relationships take work, commitment, sacrifice, communication, and compromise. None of this is easy! And when you and your partner don't see eye to eye or have differing values, this becomes even more stressful and frustrating. I can help facilitate open communication between you and your partner to help you understand the root of your problems, how they are negatively affecting your relationship, and how to work through and resolve them. It's a process and takes time, but worth the effort if the relationship is important to you.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Manhattan, New York 10001
What are the most common couples' issues? If you are thinking "communication, conflict, sex, money, child rearing" you are correct. However, most therapists will go after the symptom on each side of the couple fence thinking that the way to effective change is by getting each party to "work" on their respective "issue". Many times the parties don’t agree but comply. Imagine if you could align the unconscious brains of a couple and stop the "working on your issues" part that has become so popular in therapy settings? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how! Or call 877-606-6161. DR. FLEMING'S NEW RELATIONSHIP/COUPLES INTENSIVES. www.kevinflemingphd.com/marriage-couples-retreats.php
Lauren Rigney, MS, LMHC, NCC, DCC, ACS
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
352 7th Avenue, Suite 1201, New York, New York 10001
You will learn the complicated dynamics that are occurring in your relationship on several different levels - emotion, behavior, and cognitive. You will each learn what you bring to the relationship as individuals and how that fits with your partner. You will learn communication skills and how to listen to your partner for content and emotion. You will have a safe space to talk about difficult issues. You may find increased intimacy with your partner. Couples counseling is not just for romantic relationships. Business and creative partners can also benefit from couples therapy.
Lois Horowitz, Ph.D, LCSW
London Terrace Gardens/ Chelsea/ West 23rd Street, New York, New York 10011
Are you and your partner stuck in an unhealthy power struggle? Do you cycle through the same arguments? Do you point the finger of blame rather than take responsibility for the role you play in an unhealthy dynamic? Let’s create a warm and supportive environment to explore the triggers that lead to your dysfunctional attitudes and behaviors. I work with all kinds of couples, married, living together, gay and straight. Please visit my website lhorowitz.com for more information.
Stephanie Vanden Bos, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
156 Fifth Ave., Suite 1223, New York, New York 10010
Most couples struggle to figure out how to make their relationships work at one time or another. Couples therapy can be an effective means of managing conflicts, deepening intimacy and friendship and making difficult but important decisions in and about your relationship. Each relationship is unique but most can benefit from making improvements in communication, learning more about what each partner needs and from working to most effectively negotiate differences. I have been working towards these goals with couples for over 10 years and would be happy to talk with you about whether I can be helpful to you and your partner.
Diane Davis, L.C.S.W.
49 West 24th Street, New York, New York 10010
Relationship can bring great joy as well and great challenges. Many problems stem from difficulty communicating with your partner. I can assist you in finding the way to express yourself, as well as the capacity to listen; to find the appropriate boundaries that enable you to feel free while staying connected. Working through conflicts in relationships often not only preserves the relationship, but also empowers each individual to be more confident and open in their own life.
Stephanie Manes, JD, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
30 East 21st Street, Suite 2A4, New York, New York 10010
I am a certified couples therapist and mediator. For couples struggling with cycles of conflict and mutual misunderstanding, I will help you to understand how and why you keep falling into the same patterns and to learn new ways of engaging. I also work with spouses and partners who find themselves feeling alone and missing any spark of romantic connection to create new intimacy and aliveness. Perhaps you are both unsure of whether you should try to hold the marriage or partnership together. I offer the space and guidance to actively and clearly consider the pros and cons of your current circumstances, realistic hopes for the future, and the best path for both parties.