Mel Schwartz, LCSW

Marriage Counselor Cobble Hill NYC

Welcome to the practice of Mel Schwartz, a highly experienced and distinguished marriage counselor and therapist offering his services by Zoom to residents of New Canaan, 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

  • 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 wrote 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.

More About Mel Schwartz

Mel’s therapy sessions provided by Zoom offer a supportive environment where couples and individuals can delve into their feelings, unravel the dynamics of their relationships, and develop effective techniques for dealing with challenges like anger, anxiety, depression, and intimacy issues. His extensive experience as a highly trained therapist and licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-R) enables him to provide effective treatment and support for a variety of mental health issues and relationship challenges. Mel’s approach to couples counseling and individual therapy is shaped by his philosophy of potentiality, as outlined in his books and podcasts, offering couples therapist guidance and practical insights for improving communication and fostering a deeper connection.

His holistic approach to therapy is centered on understanding each patient’s unique needs, with a focus on creating a healthy relationship dynamic and offering effective solutions for those seeking couples therapy. Mel Schwartz’s experience working with diverse clients equips him with a deep understanding and the ability to connect with his clients on a personal and professional level, helping them to navigate the complexities of relationships and mental health with hope and practical support.

Identifying When to Seek Marriage Counseling

Couples in Cobble Hill, NYC, may find it beneficial to seek marriage counseling with Mel Schwartz if they experience:

  1. Persistent Communication Problems: Regular misunderstandings or an inability to effectively express feelings can be a sign that counseling could help.
  2. Recurring Conflicts: Continuous arguments about the same issues without resolution may indicate deeper relationship problems that need addressing.
  3. Emotional Distance: If there is a growing feeling of disconnection or lack of intimacy, it’s a sign that counseling might be beneficial.
  4. Trust Issues or Infidelity: Challenges with trust, including infidelity, suggest that counseling could assist in rebuilding trust and healing the relationship.
  5. Life Transitions and Stress: Major changes in life, such as career shifts or becoming parents, can strain relationships, where counseling can provide support and strategies.
  6. Mental Health Concerns: When relationship issues start impacting mental health, leading to anxiety or depression, professional counseling can be crucial.
  7. Considering Separation or Divorce: If separation or divorce is being considered, counseling can offer a space to explore these thoughts and potential paths forward.
  8. Impact on Family and Children: Relationship problems affecting children or other family members indicate that counseling could be beneficial.
  9. Intimacy Issues: Difficulties in physical or emotional intimacy can be effectively addressed in therapy.
  10. Past Traumas Affecting the Relationship: Unresolved personal traumas impacting the relationship can be explored and managed in therapy.

Services Offered in Cobble Hill, NYC

Mel Schwartz offers a range of therapeutic services to the residents of Cobble Hill, NYC, focusing on various aspects of couples and individual therapy:

  1. Marriage Counseling and Couples Therapy: Specialized in assisting couples with various relationship issues, Mel’s sessions focus on improving communication, deepening understanding, and strengthening the relationship.
  2. Individual Therapy: For individuals dealing with personal issues like anxiety, depression, or past traumas, Mel provides tailored therapy sessions for personal growth and well-being.
  3. Family Therapy: Therapy sessions for families facing internal conflicts or challenges, promoting healthy family dynamics and open communication.
  4. Premarital Counseling: Guidance for couples preparing for marriage, focusing on key relationship aspects and setting a strong foundation for the future.
  5. Conflict Resolution and Communication Skills Training: Equipping couples with effective conflict resolution strategies and communication skills to navigate relationship complexities.
  6. Sex Therapy: Addressing intimacy and sexual health issues within the relationship.
  7. Discernment Counseling: For couples uncertain about their relationship’s future, offering clarity and understanding on the best path forward.

Mel Schwartz offers a path to healing and growth through his therapeutic process. Understanding that each person, couple, and family brings their unique story and struggles, Mel tailors his therapeutic approach to meet their specific needs. His focus is not only on resolving current conflicts but also on fostering long-term treatment goals for sustained improvement and joy in relationships.

Mel’s approach in treating individuals, couples, and families is rooted in creating a safe and supportive treatment environment. His goal is to help his clients not just to cope but to thrive, equipping them with the skills and understanding necessary for navigating life’s challenges.

Navigating Relationship Challenges in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, NY

Mel Schwartz provides exceptional marital counseling assisting individuals and couples in navigating complex relationships and personal challenges. Understanding the unique dynamics of this historic Brooklyn neighborhood, Mel tailors his therapeutic approach to each client’s specific needs, whether they are dealing with relationship issues, mental health concerns, or navigating major life changes. Mel’s work fosters open communication, shared understanding, and practical strategies to help couples and individuals from Cobble Hill and surrounding areas overcome their challenges. His sessions offer a safe and supportive environment where clients can freely explore their feelings, gain deeper insights into their relationships, and develop effective coping techniques.

Contact Information and Scheduling

Residents of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, NY, looking for a marriage counselor, couples therapist, or individual therapist, can find professional and empathetic support with Mel Schwartz. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about his services, clients can contact Mel at:

Phone: [203-227-5010]
Physical Address: 246 Post Road East, Suite 275, Westport, CT 06880

Mel Schwartz offers Zoom sessions for clients in Greenwich, ensuring flexibility and convenience. Whether facing relationship difficulties, personal struggles, or seeking growth, peace and understanding, Mel Schwartz’s expertise can guide you toward a healthier, more connected future.

Driving Directions to Westport Office from Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, NY

For clients residing in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, NY, reaching Mel Schwartz’s office in Westport, CT is a manageable journey. Here are three sets of driving directions to assist you in reaching his office located at 246 Post Rd E #275, Westport, CT 06880:

From Cobble Hill Park (Clinton St & Congress St, Brooklyn, NY 11201)

  1. Start at Cobble Hill Park.
  2. Head northeast on Congress St toward Clinton St.
  3. Turn right onto Clinton St.
  4. Turn left onto Atlantic Ave.
  5. Use the right 2 lanes to turn slightly right onto the I-278 E ramp.
  6. Merge onto I-278 E.
  7. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 29 to merge onto Tillary St toward Manhattan Br/Bklyn Civic Center.
  8. Use the left 2 lanes to turn slightly left onto Adams St/Brooklyn Bridge Blvd.
  9. Continue onto Brooklyn Bridge.
  10. Keep left to continue on FDR Drive, follow signs for FDR Drive.
  11. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 17 for Triborough Bridge toward I-278/Bruckner Expwy/Grand Central Pkwy.
  12. Continue onto Robert F. Kennedy Bridge.
  13. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-95 N/Cross Bronx Expy/George Washington Br and merge onto I-95 N.
  14. Follow I-95 N to CT-33 in Westport.
  15. Take exit 17 from I-95 N.
  16. Merge onto Saugatuck Ave.
  17. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Post Rd E.
  18. Mel Schwartz’s office will be on the right.

From Brooklyn Heights Promenade (Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201)

  1. Begin at Brooklyn Heights Promenade, near Cobble Hill.
  2. Head west on Montague St toward Pierrepont Pl.
  3. Turn right onto Court St.
  4. Turn left onto Atlantic Ave and follow the same directions as above from Atlantic Ave.

From Carroll Gardens (Smith St & 2nd Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11231)

  1. Start in Carroll Gardens, near Cobble Hill.
  2. Head north on Smith St toward 2nd Pl.
  3. Turn right onto Atlantic Ave.
  4. Follow the same directions as above from Atlantic Ave to I-278 E and then to I-95 N.

* Please note that these directions are based on the most direct routes via major highways and may vary. Traffic conditions, tolls, and potential road works should be considered. It’s always recommended to use a real-time navigation app for the most current driving conditions and directions.

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