Mel Schwartz, LCSW

Marriage Counselor Gramercy Park 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.

Identifying When to Seek Marriage Counseling

For residents of Gramercy Park, NYC, considering counseling with Mel Schwartz from his Westport, CT office, here are signs it may be time to seek marriage counseling:

  1. Communication Issues: Struggles with effective communication, leading to misunderstandings or unresolved conflicts, indicate the need for professional guidance.
  2. Recurring Disputes: Frequent arguments, particularly over similar issues, suggest deeper unresolved relationship problems.
  3. Emotional Disconnect: A feeling of emotional distance or lack of intimacy in your relationship can be a significant sign that counseling could be beneficial.
  4. Life Transitions: Major life changes such as career shifts, becoming parents, or relocating can add stress to a relationship and may benefit from professional guidance.
  5. Infidelity or Trust Issues: Experiencing infidelity or struggles with trust can severely impact a relationship, where counseling can aid in the healing and rebuilding process.
  6. Mental Health Challenges: When personal mental health issues, like anxiety or depression, start affecting the relationship, therapy can be a crucial tool.
  7. Parenting Disagreements: Conflicts over parenting styles or child-rearing decisions can create tension, where counseling can offer effective strategies for resolution.

Recognizing these signs and seeking help from a marriage counselor like Mel Schwartz is a proactive step towards improving the health and satisfaction of your relationship.

Services Offered

Mel Schwartz offers a variety of therapeutic services to residents of Gramercy Park, NYC:

  1. Marriage Counseling and Couples Therapy: Providing in-depth counseling to address relationship issues, enhance communication, and strengthen the bond between partners.
  2. Family Therapy: Working with families to improve dynamics, address conflicts, and foster a supportive environment.
  3. Individual Therapy: Offering personalized counseling for individuals facing personal struggles, focusing on issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and trauma.
  4. Pre-Marital Counseling: Assisting couples in preparing for marriage by addressing potential challenges and laying the foundation for a healthy relationship.

Mel Schwartz is committed to serving clients in the Gramercy Park area, Manhattan, ensuring they have access to quality therapy and counseling services to support their mental health and relationship well-being.

Navigating Relationship and Personal Challenges in Gramercy Park

For individuals and couples in Gramercy Park, NYC, Mel Schwartz offers expert guidance and support helping them navigate various relationship and personal challenges. Mel tailors his therapeutic approach to each client’s needs. He focuses on addressing issues such as relationship difficulties, mental health concerns, substance abuse, and family dynamics, all within a safe and supportive therapeutic environment.

Mel’s approach in therapy emphasizes open communication, self-awareness, and collaborative problem-solving. He helps couples enhance their communication skills, understand each other’s perspectives, and strengthen their relationships. His therapy sessions are a compassionate space where clients can openly express their feelings, understand past wounds, and work towards building a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Mel Schwartz offers his expertise to clients in the Gramercy Park area of New York. His private practice welcomes those dealing with relationship issues, substance abuse, eating disorders, and low self-esteem. Mel, a psychotherapist, marriage counselor, author, TEDx speaker, and podcaster, employs a range of therapeutic techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy. His methods cultivate emotional intelligence, facilitating profound insights into personal and relational issues.

His approach caters to various needs, from enhancing couple dynamics and resolving family conflicts to individual challenges like anger management and stress. Mel’s supportive and insightful counseling aims to empower clients to achieve their best life.

Fostering Growth and Connection

Mel Schwartz is committed to helping his clients from Gramercy Park, NYC, achieve greater well-being and a deeper connection in their relationships. His counseling services aim to strengthen bonds, support personal and relational growth, and facilitate a journey toward a more rewarding life. Through his guidance, couples and families learn to deal with stress, overcome struggles, and find solutions to move forward positively.

In addition to couples and family therapy, Mel offers individual therapy sessions focused on personal challenges such as anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. These sessions provide a safe space for individuals to engage in self-reflection, develop insights, and pursue personal growth and healing.

With a focus on marriage counseling, couples therapy, and family therapy, Mel is committed to fostering fulfilling relationships, personal growth, and mental health among individuals and couples in Gramercy Park. His approach is centered around creating a safe and supportive environment, enabling clients to communicate effectively, resolve relationship challenges, and build a fulfilling life together.

Contact Information and Scheduling

Residents of Gramercy Park, NYC, looking for a marriage counselor, family therapist, or individual therapist, can reach out to Mel Schwartz for professional support. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about his services, contact Mel at:

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

Mel offers both in-person sessions at his office in Westport and online therapy options for clients in Gramercy Park, ensuring flexibility and accessibility. Whether facing challenges in relationships, personal struggles, or seeking growth and understanding, Mel Schwartz’s expertise can guide you toward a healthier, more connected future.

Driving Directions from Gramercy Park, NYC

From Gramercy Park (E 21st St & Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010)

  1. Start at Gramercy Park on E 21st St.
  2. Head west on E 21st St toward Lexington Ave.
  3. Turn right onto Park Ave S.
  4. Turn right onto E 23rd St.
  5. Turn left onto the FDR Drive N ramp.
  6. Merge onto FDR Drive.
  7. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 17 for Triborough Bridge toward I-278/Bruckner Expwy/Grand Central Pkwy.
  8. Continue onto Robert F. Kennedy Bridge.
  9. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-95 N/Cross Bronx Expy/George Washington Br and merge onto I-95 N.
  10. Keep left to stay on I-95 N, follow signs for New Haven.
  11. Take exit 17 for CT-33 toward Westport.
  12. Merge onto Saugatuck Ave.
  13. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Post Rd E.
  14. Mel Schwartz’s office will be on the right.

From Union Square, Gramercy Park (New York, NY 10003)

  1. Begin at Union Square in Gramercy Park.
  2. Head north on Union Square E toward E 17th St.
  3. Turn left onto E 17th St.
  4. Turn right onto Park Ave S.
  5. Follow the same directions as above from Park Ave S.

From Madison Square Park, Gramercy Park (New York, NY 10010)

  1. Start at Madison Square Park.
  2. Head northeast on Madison Ave toward E 24th St.
  3. Turn left onto E 25th St.
  4. Turn right onto FDR Drive N ramp.
  5. Merge onto FDR Drive and follow the same directions as above from FDR Drive.

* 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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