Couples and Marriage Counseling in NYC & Westchester
Couples and Marriage Counseling NYC | Relationship Therapy
Intimate relationships are both the most powerfully rewarding and the most complicated parts of most people’s lives. Our intimate other is, at times, the source of and recipient of our greatest feelings of comfort, passion, excitement, solace, and love. S/he is the person who, we hope, knows and accepts us best, and is our partner in the life we are creating. And s/he is the person who can also create our greatest feelings of hurt, anger, loneliness, and despair. Beyond that, every couple is faced with the question of “how do we balance our needs for separateness and connectedness?” And what if our partner’s balance with this is different than ours? With these questions in mind, we seek to turn conflict into dialogue.
Couples therapy/Couples counseling/Marital therapy
Whatever you call it – is geared to helping couples to deal with some of these dilemmas in a way which helps them to focus on their needs and those of their partner. We seek to turn conflict into dialogue, and to find ways of understanding the differentness of the two people, while looking also at their needs for connection and interdependence.
In an atmosphere geared to safety, self-reflection, and dialogue, the therapist and the couple engage in a process which seeks to clarify the needs and expectations of the individuals, so that the relationship can be built on a true sense of empathy and partnership. When approached in such a considered and mindful way, the whole is, indeed, greater than the sum of its parts.
Contact Us for Marriage Counseling or Couples Therapy
To learn more about the scope of our practice, or to set up a meeting with one of our therapists, send us an e-mail or call us in New York City at (212)679-2424 or in Scarsdale at (914)472-9878.
Alan Cohen, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, BCD, LP | Connie Newman, MA, LCAT, LMHC, LP, NCC
Offices in Westchester and in New York City
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