Mel Schwartz, LCSW

Marriage Counseling

Portrait of marriage and family therapist Mel Schwartz: a smiling, older white male with short grey hair wearing a blue open-collar shirt, standing against a slate background.Welcome to the practice of Mel Schwartz, a highly experienced and distinguished marriage counselor and therapist, providing therapy to discerning couples looking to thrive in their relationships.

Over his 25+ years of relationship counseling, 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
  • Communication impasse
  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • If you and your partner are struggling with either conflict or boredom, it’s time to look for therapy treatment.
  • When trust issues surface and you’re unable to find peace and to resolve them, it’s time for help.
  • When you’re no longer enjoying each other’s company, it’s time to begin to explore why that is the case.
  • If you’re feeling overwhelmed or not coping with everyday interactions with your partner.
  • If you’re feeling internal conflict that you can’t share with your partner.
  • Parenting conflicts are common, but enormously stressful. A skilled relationship therapist can help you focus on the kids, not the conflict.
  • If you suspect infidelity or fear you have experienced it, therapy serves as your emotional support emergency room.
  • If you’re feeling overwhelmed and bombarded with many different feelings leading to confusion about your relationship.
  • When you feel it’s time to discover your true path in life.
Yes, marriage counseling provides long-term long lasting benefits, through understanding, collaboration, and allows the ability for couples to discuss the many reasons they are dealing with conflict while starting the healing process.
Family therapy helps patients and all family members cope with the stress of this enormous life transition.
Many couples therapists work with both parties individually as well as jointly.

Residents of Old Greenwich CT looking for individual therapy or marriage and relationship counseling, can reach licensed marriage counselor Mel Schwartz for assistance. He assists individuals and couples in Old Greenwich and all locations by Zoom.

He can be reached at:
Phone: 203.227.5010
Email: Mel@melschwartz.com

Marriage Counselor Old Greenwich CT
Family Therapist
Psychotherapist