Mel Schwartz, LCSW

Marriage Counselor New Canaan 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 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. Mel is committed to assisting individuals, couples, and families in overcoming relationship difficulties and embracing personal growth.

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
  • Social anxiety

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

  1. Communication Breakdown: Persistent difficulties in communication, leading to misunderstandings and feelings of disconnection, are common indicators that counseling might be beneficial.

  2. Recurring Conflicts: Regular arguments, particularly over the same issues, suggest deeper unresolved problems within the relationship that need attention.

  3. Emotional Distance or Loneliness: Feelings of emotional distance or loneliness within a relationship can signal a need for professional intervention to reconnect and rekindle intimacy.

  4. Changes in Family Dynamics: Challenges in parenting, changes in family structure, or difficulties with children and adolescents can be effectively addressed through marriage and family counseling.

  5. Life Transitions: Navigating life transitions, such as moving, job changes, or welcoming a new family member, can strain relationships, where counseling can offer support and strategies for adjustment.

  6. Considering Separation or Divorce: If thoughts of separation or divorce are present, counseling can provide each partner a space to explore these feelings and determine the best path forward for both partners.

  7. Infidelity and Trust Issues: Betrayal cuts at the heart of relationships and marriages.. Healing through this devastation is both necessary and achievable.

Acknowledging these signs and seeking the guidance of a marriage therapist or counselor like Mel Schwartz is a proactive step towards enhancing the quality and health of your relationship.

Services Offered

  1. Marriage Counseling: Specializing in marriage therapy, Mel assists couples in understanding and resolving conflicts, improving communication, and fostering a more caring relationship.
  2. Couples Therapy: His couples therapy sessions are designed to help partners break free from negative cycles and build a stronger, more supportive partnership.
  3. Family Therapy: Understanding the complexities of family dynamics, Mel offers therapy that focuses on strengthening familial relationships, effective parenting, and enhancing intimacy within the family unit.
  4. Individual Therapy: For individuals struggling with life’s challenges, Mel provides a therapeutic environment conducive to personal growth and learning new skills.
  5. Adolescent Therapy: Mel’s practice also includes treating adolescents from New Canaan, helping them navigate the unique challenges of their developmental stage.

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.

Contact Information and Scheduling

Residents of New Canaan, CT, looking for a marriage counselor or family therapist can turn to Mel Schwartz for compassionate and 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 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 from New Canaan, CT

From New Canaan Train Station (198 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840)

  1. Start at New Canaan Train Station on Elm St.
  2. Head south on Elm St toward Park St.
  3. Turn right onto Park St.
  4. Turn left onto Cherry St.
  5. Continue onto Main St.
  6. Turn right onto CT-123 S/Norwalk Rd and follow for about 4.5 miles.
  7. Turn left onto US-1 S/Post Rd E and continue for about 3 miles.
  8. Mel Schwartz’s office will be on the left, located at 246 Post Rd E #275.

From Waveny Park (677 South Ave, New Canaan, CT 06840)

  1. Begin at Waveny Park on South Ave.
  2. Head northeast on South Ave toward Lapham Rd.
  3. Turn left onto Farm Rd.
  4. Turn right onto CT-106 S/Old Stamford Rd.
  5. Turn left onto Jelliff Mill Rd.
  6. Turn right onto Ponus Ridge Rd.
  7. Turn left onto Frogtown Rd.
  8. Continue onto Ponus Ave.
  9. Turn right onto New Canaan Ave.
  10. Turn left onto East Ave/US-1 S and continue to follow US-1 S.
  11. Mel Schwartz’s office will be on the left, at 246 Post Rd E #275.

From Silvermine Arts Center (1037 Silvermine Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840)

  1. Start at Silvermine Arts Center on Silvermine Rd.
  2. Head southeast on Silvermine Rd toward Buttery Rd.
  3. Turn right onto Valley Rd.
  4. Turn left onto New Norwalk Rd/CT-123 S.
  5. Turn right to merge onto CT-15 S/Merritt Pkwy toward New York City.
  6. Take exit 41 for CT-33 toward US-1/Westport.
  7. Merge onto CT-33 S/Wilton Rd.
  8. Turn right onto Post Rd E/US-1 S.
  9. Mel Schwartz’s office is located on the left 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 New Canaan, 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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