New York Behavioral Health, Ph.D.
New York Behavioral Health
380 Lexington Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, New York 10168
Couples often go through ups and downs. While this can be normal, many of us have discovered at times that we may not have the emotional, interpersonal, or practical skills to navigate this as well as we would like. There is a great deal of evidence that cognitive behavioral couples therapy is effective for increasing relationship satisfaction. There is even evidence that effective couples therapy can help to reduce depression symptoms. While a romantic relationship may require work, we also want it to be a source of support. Learning skills to effectively communicate, problem solve, and accept the situations a couple faces can significantly improve both partners' satisfaction.
Walter Masterson, LCSW
Psychotherapy and Counseling
1040 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10018
Careers and children each place enormous stress on a couple’s ability to be together in an intimate and satisfying way. Every couple has different ways of dealing with the challenges, and counseling can provide the perspective and encouragement to re-create a shared vision for the future. For something as important as this, it is surprising how little training and preparation is provided; family therapy fills in the blanks, and resolves the confusion.
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.
Lee Crespi, LCSW
Licensed Psychotherapist and Couples Counselor
138 West 25 Street, Suite 801-A2, New York, New York 10001
I work with straight, gay, married and unmarried couples in therapy. My approach to couples therapy encompasses a number of things: Providing a safe space in which to explore and share difficult feelings with each other Facilitating better communication by enhancing listening and expressive skills Exploring individual and family histories to better understand the nature of the couple's dynamics Identifying current stressors and triggers and working to resolve impasses. In my work with couples I integrate a psychodynamic understanding with elements of Imago Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Collaborative Couples Therapy.
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).
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 email@example.com to learn how! Or call 877-606-6161. DR. FLEMING'S NEW RELATIONSHIP/COUPLES INTENSIVES. www.kevinflemingphd.com/marriage-couples-retreats.php
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.
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.
Jeff Robinson, MSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
16 East 41st Street, New York, New York 10017
Coming to counseling as a couple is fraught with risk. Will the therapist be fair? Will I be heard? Will I feel a connection with the therapist? What will be involved? Most couples seek therapy well into the conflict--yes, never too late, but more challenging to heal. It is the responsibility of the therapist to hear both stories. Each partner comes with his/her own histories that have become part of the narrative. We need to take a look at this to see how it has impacted the relationship. We need to highlight the need for empathy in our relationships—we may not agree, but can we understand and feel how our partner may be experiencing the matter at hand? Can we have compassion?