Joel Stukalin, PHD, ABPP, FAACP, MS
QUEENS COUPLES COUNSELING CENTER
135 WHITSON STREET, FOREST HILLS, New York 11375
Dr. Joel Stukalin and Dr. Sara Mandelbaum are particularly sensitive to the needs of unmarried couples, such as conflicts regarding trust, fidelity, emotional-bonding, finances, future-planning, resistance to committment. We have specialized in couples work for 40 years and have been highly praised by clients as attuned psychologists who truly understand the problems and frustrations of couples living together. As child psychologists, we additionally help couples negotiate important issues with child-care concerns. Dr. Joel and Dr. Sara offer realistic models to improve empathic-communication and problem-resolution with minimum disruption. Meaningful change can start within 4 sessions.
Comprehensive Counseling LCSWs, LMHC, PhD, MD
Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Psychologists & Psychiatrists
98-120 Queens Boulevard, Rego Park, New York 11374
Most relationships get strained at some point. Working with a therapist may be helpful. Couple's counseling, marriage counseling, and relationship therapy is the process of working with a couple to identify and manage problematic issues or dynamics in a relationship. Treatment may include examining how each of the partners' personalities and values influence communication and behavior within the relationship.
David Mark, MS, LCSW
School Psychologist, Licensed Social Worker, Certified Gottman Therapist
Jamaica, New York 11434
Combining the knowledge and wisdom of forty years of studies and clinical practice, Gottman Method Couples Therapy helps couples break through barriers to achieve greater understanding, connection and intimacy in their relationships. Through research-based interventions and exercises, it is a structured, goal-oriented, scientifically-based therapy. Intervention strategies are based upon empirical data from Dr. Gottman’s study of more than 4,000 couples. This research shows what actually works to help couples achieve a long-term healthy relationship. Gottman Method Couples Therapy was developed out of this research to help partners: Increase: respect, affection, closeness, & break through.
Priska Imberti, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
46-10 61st. Street, Woodside, New York 11377
It can take us a lifetime to learn to accept the person we have chosen to live with, but it could also take us the same time to try to change that person and not be successful. Couples Therapy can help us understand that even though we all have the potential to change, we cannot change the other. We can learn how to accept the other person, live together or decide not to, and explore what are our own contributions to the dilemmas that we present.
Susan Bady, LCSW, BCD
133 Eighth Avenue, apt 2B, , Brooklyn, New York 11215
I help couples feel safe with me, as an impartial person who does not take sides, but rather helps them explore their relationship. I will teach communication skills so that you express your truth in an honest and effective way and to hear your partner's side without defensiveness; I will help you explore past influences that effect your current interaction. I will help you offer loving support both to yourself and to your partner . And then I will help you learn to compromise, as together you work out the inevitable tangles of two complex beings striving towards intimacy.
Susie Greenebaum, LCSW, MS Ed
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
158 Montague St, Brooklyn, New York 11201
The purpose of couples counseling is to stimulate self-reflection and to facilitate healthy, honest communication between individuals. Couples counseling can be a place where you and your partner come together to examine patterns of thinking and behaving which lead to unhealthy merging, distance and conflict. Couples counseling can also be a place to disclose new information, reassess old agreements, and change the direction of a relationship.
Lee Crespi, LCSW
Licensed Psychotherapist and Couples Counselor
386 Union Street, Brooklyn , New York 11231
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.
Barbara Dietz, LCSW
307 President Street, Brooklyn, New York 11231
Couples counseling brings a third person - the therapist – into the dyad in hopes of clarifying or resolving conflict that threatens the integrity of the two-person relationship. Patterns can develop in a relationship that are hard to identify without an independent listener. Fears and needs from early life often unknowingly influence how we experience our partner. Learning to know your partner’s strengths and weaknesses as seen through the lens of a trained listener can help you see each other in a new differently.
Zoe Williams, Ph.D.
164 20th Street, Suite 3B, Brooklyn, New York 11232
Relationships are an essential factor in our mental health. I work with individuals, partners, and families to identify specific problems in the relationship and teach healthy and effective strategies for communication, conflict-resolution, and problem-solving. The goal is a loving and harmonious climate in your relationships. I have special experience working with same-sex couples and non-traditional relationship structures.
Heidi Seifert, LCSW-R, MA
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
85 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10003
The first step is to do a free couple’s assessment. In this session we’ll get clear on what has been difficult for both of you and how have you have been feeling. We will look at what the most important things that you have not been getting from your relationship. Then we will determine what makes a relationship for you and what would potentially break up a relationship. In closing we will go over what does work about the relationship and I will teach you a method that will help a woman learn to speak to men and for men to know how to speak to a woman.