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Couples | Marriage Counseling

Couples/Marriage Counseling Chelsea, NYC


Couples come to couples/marriage counseling because they are struggling with infidelity, communication, anger, physical intimacy, different parenting styles, trust issues, family and in-law problems, step family, money and fertility issues. Through couples/marriage counseling you can make decisions about rebuilding and improving your relationship, or going your separate ways.


Can couples counseling help you reconnect and make your relationship stronger? 

Couples counseling works best when two people are strongly committed to working on their issues. In a non-judgmental and safe place, couples work through negative dynamics and develop more empathy for each other. Communication increases when each partner grows more assertive and allow themselves to be vulnerable as they talk about sensitive topics and issues together.

In Our Work Together I Will Guide You To:

  • Find more effective ways to communicate
  • Re-kindle the romance and passion with your partner
  • Identify negative dynamics so you can stop having the same fights over and over
  • Stop blaming each other and take ownership and responsibility

The goal is to help you gain insight and awareness into reactions and behaviors, feel heard, communicate more effectively, create more intimacy and change dynamics in your relationship.




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Is it possible to recover after an affair?

The foundation of a relationship is based on trust and respect and infidelity can damage the security and stability of your relationship. Affairs cause feelings of confusion, anger and deep hurt. They can also increase distance between partners. However, this doesn’t mean your relationship has to come to an end. It is possible to move past an affair with honesty, communication, and being open to forgiving your partner.

I have worked with many couples that were able to save their marriage after an affair. If you and your partner have decided that you are committed and want the relationship to work–counseling can be instrumental in helping you work through the affair.

Couples therapy allows you and your partner to process issues and feelings in a safe, non-judgmental place. You and your partner can begin to understand the affair and heal as you work through the grieving process.

Couples therapy takes time as you rebuild trust, get to know each other again and strengthen your bond. You and your partner have to be honest in order to make positive shifts and repair the relationship. Through the process you can even strengthen your relationship and allow for an openness that you didn’t have before. 


What if the couples therapist takes sides?

The role of a couples therapist is to be non-judgmental, objective and allow each partner to share their reality and experience. Taking sides can hurt the relationship as it is not the therapist job to blame but, rather to help encourage honesty, empathy, and communication for the couple.

The therapist’s objective is to operate in the best interest of the relationship and taking sides will only hinder positive change and growth for the couple.


What if my partner doesn’t want to come to counseling?

It is not uncommon where one partner may not be interested and doesn’t want to participate in couples counseling. But counseling can be viable even if both partners don’t attend and participate. As you work on your own issues and reactions, this ultimately has a significant impact on the relationship. Bringing your best self into the relationship changes the tone and interaction with your partner and can help move the relationship forward. 




Can couples counseling help work through the challenges found in Blended Families?

What is a blended family?A blended or stepfamily forms when you and your partner make a life together with the children from one or both of your previous relationships.” The process of forming a new, blended family can be a challenging and a difficult experience for everyone involved.

As you blend two families, differences in parenting, discipline, lifestyle, etc., can create contention between you and your partner. This can also become a source of frustration for the children. Counseling can help you agree on consistent guidelines about rules, and discipline and will show the kids that you and your partner intend to deal with issues as a team.

It’s important that you and your partner work on creating clear boundaries and communicate often and openly. Couples counseling can be instrumental in helping you and your partner establish trust that is crucial to creating a strong, cohesive blended family. 


If you’re struggling in your relationship, I invite you to call 917-273-8836 for a complementary consultation to learn more about couples treatment and how I can help you.


Rachel is a skilled couple’s therapist and educator. You will learn practical and easy tools that you can start using right away to improve your relationship. You will understand what gets in the way of your having a fulfilling relationship and how to quickly abolish them so you are open to give and receive the love in your life.” L.S.


We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.” Harville Hendrix


E-course for Couples

After years of helping clients, I recognize that there are many people who desire healthier relationships but are uncomfortable going to therapy or simply cannot go to a therapist’s office because of travel, scheduling or financial issues. To serve them, I designed a program that can be used remotely at any time.

This user-friendly E-course program, The Ultimate Relationship Resolution Program, transforms relationships through a combination of psycho-education, proactive skills and proven techniques. From the comfort of their home, car or while out exercising, couples use the program to make immediate and beneficial changes in their relationships. Through this self-help program, individuals and couples learn how to effectively navigate the five most common issues that arise in relationships: communication, anger, money, physical and emotional intimacy.

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For more information, check out E-course for couples.

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