Mel Schwartz, LCSW

Marriage Counselor Manhattan NYC

Welcome to the practice of Mel Schwartz, a highly experienced and distinguished marriage counselor and couples therapist, working with couples in Manhattan, by Zoom. Mel provides marriage counseling to discerning couples seeking to thrive in their relationships.

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

Mel places a strong emphasis on fostering effective communication, deepening intimacy, and cultivating emotional intelligence; all vital components for building and sustaining healthy interpersonal relationships.

His sessions are designed to be transformative, offering a space for individuals and couples to explore and address a range of issues, from intimacy problems, to trust and infidelity challenges, parenting issues and struggles arising from major life transitions. His practice is committed to guiding clients through their healing journey, focusing on creating stronger, emotionally intelligent relationships.

Intimate relationships can be a source of enormous gratification, rich with meaning and fulfillment or ground zero for conflicted feelings, anger and heartache. Regrettably, we struggle in our relationships because we were never educated or trained in the art form of relationship. Life can flourish when our relationships thrive. We simply need to be coached and trained in this invaluable life lesson.

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

Recognizing the need for marriage counseling is a critical step in maintaining and enhancing the health of a relationship. Mel emphasizes the importance of acknowledging several key signs that indicate the need for professional couples counseling by:

  1. Communication Difficulties: When communication breaks down, leading to misunderstandings or feelings of not being heard, it’s time to consider counseling.
  2. Recurring Conflicts: Persistent arguments, especially over the same issues, can indicate deeper unresolved problems in the relationship.
  3. Intimacy Issues: Challenges in maintaining intimacy, both emotional and physical, often signal deeper relationship problems.
  4. Life Transitions: Major life changes, such as parenting, moving, or career transitions, can put additional strain on a relationship.
  5. Infidelity or Trust Issues: Infidelity or other breaches of trust can severely impact a relationship, and counseling can provide insight and a framework for healing.
  6. Considering Separation or Divorce: If thoughts of separation or divorce are present, counseling can offer a space to explore and process these considerations and find a way forward.

Services Offered

Mel Schwartz offers a comprehensive range of services to clients from Manhattan, NYC:

  1. Marriage Counseling: Mel provides insightful counseling to address relationship issues, improve communication, and strengthen the bond between committed partners.
  2. Couples Therapy: His couples therapy sessions are designed to help partners work through challenges, enhance intimacy, and build a healthy, supportive relationship.
  3. Family Therapy: Mel works with families to address and resolve conflicts, improve dynamics, and foster growth in a supportive family environment.
  4. Individual Therapy: For individuals facing personal challenges or seeking growth, Mel offers therapy sessions to identify and explore personal issues, emotions, and behaviors.

For many couples in Manhattan seeking to improve their relationships, Mel’s couples counseling and family therapy, services provide an opportunity to gain insight into relationship dynamics, learn effective communication skills, and strengthen intimacy. He helps couples overcome challenges such as infidelity, personality clashes, and communication breakdowns. His approach is not simply about resolving immediate issues but laying the groundwork for the growth of a lasting and fulfilling partnership.

Contact Information and Scheduling

If you are in Manhattan, NYC, and looking for a marriage counselor, family and couples therapist,, or individual therapist, Mel Schwartz offers professional and empathetic support. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about his services, reach out to Mel at:

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

Driving directions from Manhattan, NYC

From Times Square, Manhattan (Midtown)

  1. Start at Times Square, head southeast on 7th Ave toward W 42nd St.
  2. Take the right 2 lanes to turn slightly right onto the Interstate 495 E ramp (Lincoln Tunnel).
  3. Merge onto I-495 E, entering New Jersey.
  4. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 16E toward Lincoln Tunnel.
  5. Merge onto NJ-495 E.
  6. Continue onto Lincoln Tunnel, entering New York.
  7. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-495 E/36 St/Downtown and merge onto Dyer Ave.
  8. Use the right 2 lanes to take the ramp to I-495 E/36 St/Downtown.
  9. Merge onto I-495 E.
  10. Use the left lane to take the exit toward E 37th St.
  11. Merge onto Tunnel Exit St.
  12. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto E 34th St.
  13. Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto the FDR Drive N ramp.
  14. Merge onto FDR Drive.
  15. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 17 for Triborough Bridge toward I-278/Bruckner Expwy/Grand Central Pkwy.
  16. Continue onto Robert F. Kennedy Bridge.
  17. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-95 N/Cross Bronx Expy/George Washington Br and merge onto I-95 N.
  18. Keep left to stay on I-95 N, follow signs for New Haven.
  19. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 19 for Playland Pkwy toward Rye/Playland.
  20. Merge onto Playland Parkway.
  21. Use the right lane to take the I-95 S ramp to NYC.
  22. Merge onto I-95 S.
  23. Take exit 18 for Sherwood Island Connector.
  24. Use any lane to turn left onto Sherwood Island Connector.
  25. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Post Rd E.
  26. Mel Schwartz’s office will be on the right.

From Central Park, Manhattan (Upper West Side)

  1. Start at Central Park West & W 72nd St.
  2. Head southeast on Central Park W toward W 72nd St.
  3. Turn right onto Columbus Ave.
  4. Turn right onto W 59th St/Central Park S.
  5. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto 8th Ave.
  6. Use the right 2 lanes to take the Interstate 495 E ramp (Lincoln Tunnel).
  7. Merge onto I-495 E, entering New Jersey, and follow the same directions as above after entering the Lincoln Tunnel.

From Lower Manhattan (Financial District)

  1. Start at Wall St & Water St, head north on Water St toward Wall St.
  2. Turn left onto Old Slip.
  3. Turn right onto South St.
  4. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto the FDR Drive N ramp to I-495/Midtown Tunnel/E 42 St.
  5. Merge onto FDR Drive and follow similar directions as above for FDR Drive.
* Please note that these directions are based on the most direct routes via main 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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