Johannes Marselis, LCSW, LCSW
26 Court St., Brooklyn, New York 11225
All couples endure the pulls of difference of opinion, contradictory goals, feelings, and betrayals, sometimes ever so slight. But when unattended to, when communication has become challenged or when there is an infidelity or other actions that betray trust it is natural to seek assistance. My goal is that both of you feel respected for who you are and what you would like to achieve in your lives. However, the process of discovery can be incredibly challenging, if not painful. Acceptance, forgiveness, change - these can seem impossible to imagine at times, but can be achieved. Some couples desire to improve their relationships, and others to end them with respect and clear communication.
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.
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.
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.