Kirsten Lesch, MSW,MA,LMFT

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  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • 225 Broadway , New York, New York, 10007
  • Phone: 646-630-1315
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  • Session Fees: 30 minutes $150.00, 45 minutes $185.00, 55 minutes $210.00
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods:

 You don't have to keep spinning your wheels when it comes to your life. 

You are here because you've realized that something has to shift. Chances are you are looking at my profile right now because you have lost connection in some way, perhaps with a loved one, with yourself, or with your goals. You may feel flooded by your emotions or burnt out from giving so much to everything and everyone else. Your self-care is nonexistent, and you feel like no one understands you.

Therapy Can Help. 

I work to help people gain insight and to heal and invigorate people's relationships with themselves and others. Through our work together I will help you heal your past and manage your today in ways that align with who you want to be.  Over time you will develop new and healthier ways of responding to challenges and stressors so you can feel lighter and empowered to tackle whatever is next in your life.

Couples Therapy: A Path to a Stronger Relationship

Relationships can be tough, but they are also incredibly rewarding. When things are going well, there's nothing like the love and support of a partner. However, even the strongest relationships can hit a rough patch. If you and your partner are experiencing issues in your relationship, couples therapy may be the solution you need to get back on track.

What is Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy is a type of psychotherapy that helps couples work through the problems in their relationship. It's a safe, supportive environment where you and your partner can discuss the issues that are causing tension and work towards finding solutions. A couples therapist is a trained mental health professional who specializes in helping couples improve their relationships. They will help guide you and your partner through the process of communication, conflict resolution, and emotional healing.

Why is Couples Therapy Important?

Couples therapy can be incredibly beneficial for many reasons. It can help you and your partner:

  • Improve communication: Many relationship problems stem from poor communication. Couples therapy can help you learn new communication skills and develop a better understanding of each other's perspective.

  • Resolve conflicts: Conflicts are a natural part of any relationship, but they can quickly escalate if not addressed. Couples therapy can help you and your partner find mutually acceptable solutions to the problems that are causing conflict in your relationship.

  • Increase intimacy: When you're in a relationship, intimacy is important. Whether it's physical or emotional, couples therapy can help you and your partner strengthen your bond and deepen your connection.

  • Address past traumas: If either you or your partner have experienced past traumas, it can affect your relationship. Couples therapy can help you work through these issues and find healing.

  • Strengthen your relationship: Ultimately, the goal of couples therapy is to strengthen your relationship. By working through the challenges that you're facing, you and your partner can become closer and more supportive of each other.

What to Expect from Couples Therapy

The specific process of couples therapy will vary depending on the therapist and the issues that you and your partner are facing. However, in general, you can expect the following:

  • Initial assessment: Your couples therapist will meet with you and your partner to get a better understanding of your relationship and the issues you're facing.

  • Weekly sessions: Typically, couples therapy takes place once a week. During these sessions, you and your partner will work through the challenges in your relationship with the guidance of the therapist.

  • Homework assignments: Your couples therapist may assign homework to help you practice the skills and techniques that you're learning in therapy.

  • Focus on solutions: Couples therapy is not about blaming one partner or the other. Instead, the focus is on finding solutions that work for both of you.

  • Process takes time: Healing and growth don't happen overnight. It's important to be patient and persistent with couples therapy. With time and dedication, you and your partner can make significant progress in your relationship.

Couples therapy can be a powerful tool for improving your relationship. If you and your partner are facing challenges, consider reaching out to a couples therapist for support. With the right guidance and a commitment to the process, you can strengthen your relationship and build a brighter future together.


EMDR Therapy: What It Is and How It Can Help

Are you struggling with traumatic memories or anxiety that just won't go away? Have you tried traditional talk therapy, but found it's not enough? If so, you might want to consider EMDR therapy.

What is EMDR?

 EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a type of therapy that uses bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, to help process and resolve negative thoughts, emotions, and memories. It's based on the idea that traumatic experiences can get "stuck" in the brain and cause ongoing distress. EMDR helps activate the brain's natural healing process to resolve these stuck experiences.

How does it work?

During an EMDR therapy session, the therapist guides the client in focusing on a traumatic memory while receiving bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, tapping, or sound. This stimulation is thought to help the brain process and integrate the experience, leading to a reduction in negative emotions and symptoms.

What can it treat? 

EMDR has been found to be effective in treating a wide range of issues, including:

  • Trauma (e.g., physical or sexual abuse, combat, natural disasters)
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Grief and loss

What to expect in a session. 

In an EMDR therapy session, you'll work with a trained therapist to target specific memories or experiences that are causing distress. The therapy is done in a safe, supportive environment where you'll be encouraged to process your experiences at your own pace.

While every person's experience with EMDR therapy is unique, many people report feeling a sense of relief and increased well-being after just a few sessions.

EMDR therapy is a safe, effective, and evidence-based treatment option for many individuals struggling with traumatic experiences and negative symptoms. If you're ready to start your healing journey, consider finding a trained EMDR therapist today.

Meet me Online.

Our sessions take place using a secure video chat service (similar to Skype or FaceTime), making scheduling convenient and easy. No traffic and no parking, and scheduling is a breeze. Connect with me anywhere on your phone, tablet, or computer.


Kirsten Lesch Reaches

Clients throughout New York