Mel Schwartz, LCSW

Marriage Counseling Westport, CT

Welcome to the practice of Mel Schwartz, a highly experienced and distinguished marriage counselor and therapist offering his services by Zoom to residents of Westport, Connecticut. Mel provides marriage counseling to discerning couples looking to thrive in their relationships.

Over his 25+ years of relationship counseling and couples therapy, Mel has pioneered a singular and highly effective therapeutic approach, enabling people to prosper in resilient relationships. His bespoke approach is tailored to meet the unique needs of his clients, enabling a path toward success.

If you’ve ever thought, “I should find a marriage counselor or therapist near me,” your location doesn’t need to limit your search. Mel works with individuals and couples from the comfort of their own home by Zoom.

Mel's Message

We all want to feel loved, but sadly we struggle. Our relationships often begin with great promises of happiness and love, but the positive energy fades all too soon. Over time, you may have acclimated to boredom, mediocrity or conflict. Resigning yourself to this discontent can lead to depression, anxiety, resentment, and despair. You deserve better.

I believe that our relationship challenges are often due to our lack of education in this most precious undertaking. It’s a shame that the pillars of relationship weren’t part of our education, but why not learn them now?

You and your partner can learn the skills and strategies required to thrive. My work in couple’s counseling is focused on providing the clarity, insights and communication expertise for you to succeed in your partnering. I’ll help you learn and cultivate the 5 pillars of resilient relationships.

The 5 Pillars of Resilient Relationships

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  • Emotional, verbal and physical intimacy
  • Compassion & empathy
  • Communication expertise
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Trust

How Mel Practices

My passion for understanding relationships at the deepest level and optimizing effective and intimate communication skills drive my ethic. I’ve written two books, given 2 TEDx talks, host The Possibility Podcast and written over 100 articles on these subjects. Please take an opportunity to sample these resources.

My style is warm and participatory, yet educational and motivational at the same time My work is my passion. I’ve never been accused of being a traditional therapist as I constantly seek new paths toward success.  I engage every couple and every individual from a sense of wonder and curiosity as I come to appreciate the unique tapestry of your life and your relationship. My goal is to get you from here to there.

Relationship Issues Treated

  • Infidelity
  • Pre-marital counseling
  • Parenting
  • Sexual Intimacy
  • Trust Issues
  • Verbal, emotional, and physical abuse
  • Blended families
  • Navigating wealth challenges
  • Addiction Issues
  • Life transitions
  • Grief

Communication is the heartbeat of relationships.

What we call the relationship is a tapestry of a vast array of events, narratives, patterns and complexities of each person’s life. Untangling and appreciating each person’s life dramas enables both people to free themselves from knee jerk reactivity.

Services Offered

Marriage and Couples Counseling

Individual Therapy

Family Therapy

Books from Mel Schwartz

In The Possibility Principle, psychotherapist Mel Schwartz shares his revolutionary approach to integrating the core principles of quantum theory – inseparability, potentiality, and uncertainty – into an accessible and practical method for personal empowerment.

The ability to move beyond our fears and obstacles frees us to enjoy the riches of intimate relationships. We all deserve the treasure of loving intimacy. This book is devoted to that purpose.

Mel’s Areas of Expertise

Marriage Counseling

  • Teaching emotional intelligence, the foundation for resilient relationships for life
  • Fostering emotional and verbal intimacy
  • Providing extraordinary communication skills
  • Assisting both individuals to truly listen and validate
  • Building trust through deep emotional and verbal intimacy
  • Creating and actualizing a shared relationship vision
  • Divorce counseling

Individual Psychotherapy

  • Overcoming anxiety, stress and depression
  • Building authentic self-esteem
  • Finding meaning and purpose
  • Executive coaching
  • Grief counseling
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship challenges
  • Divorce

About Mel Schwartz

Mel Schwartz LCSW is a licensed marriage counselor, psychotherapist and family therapist who earned his graduate degree from Columbia University. He is the author of: The Art of Intimacy, The Pleasure of Passion, and The Possibility Principle: How Quantum Physics Can Improve the Way You Think, Live and Love. Mel is a 2xTEDx speaker and has written over 100 articles read by over 8 million people. He is the host of The Possibility Podcast, streamed in over 65 countries and a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. Mel has given talks in numerous venues including keynote talks at Yale University and Yale Medical School Smilow Wellness and is a member of the International Society for Consciousness Studies.

Identifying When to Seek Marriage Counseling

Determining the right time to seek marriage counseling is critical for the health and longevity of a relationship. Mel Schwartz emphasizes the importance of recognizing certain signs that indicate the need for professional counseling:

  1. Persistent Communication Issues: If you and your partner struggle with effective communication, frequently misunderstanding each other, it might be time to consider counseling.
  2. Recurring Conflicts: Regular arguments, especially over similar issues, suggest deeper problems within the relationship that need to be addressed.
  3. Feelings of Loneliness or Resentment: Feeling lonely or resentful in a relationship can be a sign that deeper emotional needs are not being met, indicating the potential benefit of counseling.
  4. Struggling with Intimacy Issues: Challenges in maintaining intimacy, whether emotional or physical, can significantly strain a relationship and are often worth exploring with a professional.
  5. Considering Divorce: If divorce has entered the conversation, or if you’re wondering whether to stay in the relationship, seeking counseling can provide clarity and guidance.
  6. Dealing with Betrayal: Experiencing betrayal, whether through infidelity or broken trust, can severely impact a relationship. Counseling can aid in the healing process and rebuilding of trust.
  7. Parenting Differences: Differences in parenting styles and conflicts over child-rearing can be effectively addressed through marriage counseling, benefiting the entire family.

Recognizing these indicators and seeking help from a marriage counselor like Mel Schwartz is a proactive step towards enhancing your relationship and overall well-being.

Specialized Theraputic Approaches

Mel Schwartz applies a range of specialized therapeutic approaches in his Westport, CT practice. As a licensed marriage and couples therapist, his focus on individual therapy within the context of couples work allows each partner to explore their feelings, understand their own and each other’s attachment styles, and gain clarity on their relationship dynamics.

In couples counseling, Mel addresses the challenges of healing from betrayals, managing anger, and overcoming the challenges that prevent couples from moving forward. He helps couples create new feelings of trust and honesty, fostering a safe environment for both partners to express themselves and heal together.

Services Offered by Mel Schwartz in Westport, CT

  1. Marriage Counseling: Mel provides insightful marriage counseling to address a range of issues from communication breakdowns to considerations of divorce. His sessions are designed to help couples understand their relationship dynamics and work towards resolving conflicts.
  2. Couples Therapy: In his couples therapy sessions, Mel assists partners in navigating through relationship challenges. These sessions focus on building fulfilling connections, improving communication skills, and resolving conflicts in a healthy manner.
  3. Individual Therapy: Recognizing that relationship issues often stem from individual struggles, Mel offers individual therapy. This allows clients to explore their personal feelings, understand their attachment needs, and work towards personal growth and healing.
  4. Family Therapy: Understanding the impact of relationship dynamics on the wider family, Mel also provides family therapy. This therapy is beneficial for parents and children dealing with family conflicts, parenting issues, or other aspects of family life that may be causing tension.

Through his practice in Westport, CT, Mel Schwartz is dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and families heal, grow, and foster the relationships and lives they desire.

Contact Information and Scheduling

For those in Westport, CT seeking a therapist to support them in their journey of creating more fulfilling relationships, Mel Schwartz is available to help. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about how his therapy services can benefit you, contact Mel at:

Phone: 203-227-5010
Email: mel@melschwartz.com
Physical Address: 246 Post Road East, Suite 275, Westport, CT 06880

Driving Directions from Old Greenwich, CT*

From Westport Train Station (Saugatuck) (45 Railroad Pl, Westport, CT 06880)

  1. Start at Westport Train Station on Railroad Pl.
  2. Head northeast on Railroad Pl toward Charles St.
  3. Turn right onto Charles St.
  4. Turn right onto Riverside Ave.
  5. Continue onto Post Rd E/US-1 S.
  6. Mel Schwartz’s office will be on the right after about 1.2 miles, located at 246 Post Rd E #275.

From Westport Town Hall (110 Myrtle Ave, Westport, CT 06880)

  1. Begin at Westport Town Hall on Myrtle Ave.
  2. Head east on Myrtle Ave toward Main St.
  3. Turn right onto Main St.
  4. Turn left onto Post Rd E/US-1 S.
  5. Continue on Post Rd E for about 1 mile.
  6. Mel Schwartz’s office will be on the right, at 246 Post Rd E #275.

From Staples High School (70 North Ave, Westport, CT 06880)

  1. Start at Staples High School on North Ave.
  2. Head south on North Ave toward Long Lots Rd.
  3. Turn right onto Long Lots Rd.
  4. Turn left onto Post Rd E/US-1 S.
  5. Continue on Post Rd E for about 2 miles.
  6. Mel Schwartz’s office is located on the right at 246 Post Rd E #275.

* Please note that these directions are based on the most direct routes via main roads from different locations in Westport, CT. Traffic conditions and potential road works should be considered, and using a real-time navigation app is recommended for the most current driving conditions and directions.

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