Howard Rossen, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
59 West 74th street, New York, New York 10023
Maintaining and nourishing a meaningful relationship is far harder than anyone can reasonably predict. You and your partner are both independently formed individuals that "come together to form a more perfect union." But if we don't learn to adapt and respect the needs of our partner how can we grow as a couple? And if we don't honor our individual needs and desires how can we breathe within ourselves? It is this battle of mutual respect for our relationship while honoring the self-respect of our individuality that creates the chasm of a couple's conflict. A healthy and supportive counseling environment can begin the process of regaining the spark that was ignited the first time you met.
Joseph Markowicz, LCSW-R, MFT
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
210 West 70th St., Suite 201, New York, New York 10023
Couples therapy is my area of expertise. I have seen many couples and have been very helpful to almost all of them. I have seen young couples who are trying to make a decision about their future, and couples in various other stages of their marriage or relationship. You will benefit from my knowledge of the field and my interactive style. We will explore the issues that keep you from enjoying each other fully and practice how to get there in a positive, collaborative way.
Phyllis Gildston, PhD, LMFT, LMHC, LSLP
Marriage & Family Therapist; Mental Health Counselor; SLP
Amsterdam Ave. & 70th Street, New York, New York 10023
As a licensed counselor working with warring or love-lost couples for over 25 years, I understand how you may range in your reactions—to infidelity, addiction, money, sex issues, and more—from frustrating annoyance to outright desperation, with everything in between. Communication breakdowns are typically a crucial component. One of my most helpful approaches for couples is Imago Relationship Therapy (in which I am board certified). I also incorporate, as needed, many other dynamic systems approaches, including Brief Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Attachment Therapy, to name a few. I believe that different unique and/or combined approaches are optimal for different couples. Whether you....
Nikki DiFranks, PhD, MA, MS, LCSW-R
Dr. Nikki Nelson DiFranks
1841 Broadway, Suite 700, New York City, New York 10023
Although some clinicians may treat unmarried/married couples differently, I do not. This is because I do not take a position, often assumed with pastoral counseling, that a couple ought stay together. My aim is to assess what the couple and family system desires, and where there is disparity, to facilitate a solution that is viable for all. Often, I work to help a confused couple decide whether they wish to stay together, and if they do not, I can help them decide how to separate, as well as help other family members make this transition. Many times, couples/family therapy is about improving the relationships without intentions separation. Assessment of needs is critical to my approach.
John Bean, LCSW-R
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
156 W. 86th Street, Suite #1A, New York, New York 10024
I specialize in working with couples on issues of intimacy, infertility, adoption, child rearing and career building. My familiarity with the demands of urban living, pressures of work/career, job relocation and family life are incorporated into our work. I assist your couple to focus on and resolve those issues creating conflict in your life. I have expertise in cross-cultural couples work helping you understand and clarify issues related to acculturation, assimilation and bi-lingual communication. I am fluent in English and French.
Bennett Pologe, Ph.D.
330 west 58th street - suite 601, new york, New York 10019
As has been the cry of physicians since the breed was invented: Why do you wait so long to come see me?! Research has shown that couples don't seek help for on average six years after problems emerge, by which time the resentment and problems have become long standing and unwieldy. By then, as any of you who have gone to couples counseling probably know, the therapy feels like too little too late and couples leave discouraged by the size of the problems. Solution: Go sooner! Even the best relationships require tending and attention, so when something is brewing that you can't resolve yourselves, don't let it fester. The sooner you go for a tune-up, the faster (and cheaper) it'll be.
Jacqueline Swensen, PhD, LCSW
Licensed Psychoanalyst, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
119 West 57 Street, Suite 720, New York, New York 10019
Has your relationship become something that isn't what you planned? Were you so happy as a couple in the beginning but now, years later, you find yourself asking questions like, "Who is this person?" Has the joy vanished? Do you wonder if you have a partner or a roommate? Has the passion disappeared? Relationships take work and can be difficult, and psychotherapy with Dr. Swensen might be just what you need. I can help you learn to talk in different ways to each other and express things that have eluded you in the past.
Maggie Vaughan, LMFT, PhD
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Psychotherapist
330 W. 58th St, Suite 203, New York, New York 10019
Dr. Vaughan specializes in the treatment of couples. She also commonly works with individuals to address relationship concerns. Treatment assists individuals in acquiring the insight and communication skills necessary for working through wounds and preventing unwanted relational patterns. Partners in couple therapy gain increased acceptance and understanding of one another, as well as greater trust and closeness.
Chloe Carmichael, PhD
Couples sessions at Carmichael Psychology will allow you to get to the heart of your relationship issues. Dr. Chloe or one of her associates will work with you to help you open the channels of communication and learn new ways to listen to each other, bringing your relationship to a new positive level. Allow us to help you find more positive ways of interacting, so that you can both find the satisfaction that you want and deserve in the relationship.
Kristin Schaefer Schiumo, Ph.D.
In my work with couples, I strive to know each person well, to understand what challenges and distortions are brought into the relationship, and to foster an open and collaborative dynamic. This structure does not leave room for blame, which is hurtful and counter to the development of nurturing, bonded, and loving adult relationships. Instead, the focus remains on needed emotional relearning and behavioral change within the couple. To make your relationship last, you must become better friends, learn to manage conflict, and create ways to support each others dreams for the future. I will help you accomplish this by paying attention to several aspects of healthy relationships.