Mel Schwartz, LCSW

Marriage Counselor Nolita NYC

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

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 Breakdowns: If you and your partner struggle with effective communication, leading to misunderstandings or conflicts, it’s a sign to consider counseling.
  2. Recurring Disputes: Frequent arguments, particularly over the same issues, can indicate deeper unresolved problems in the relationship.
  3. Emotional Distance: A sense of emotional disconnection or lack of intimacy in your relationship might suggest the need for professional intervention.
  4. Life Transitions: Significant life changes, such as career shifts or becoming parents, 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 and may require counseling to navigate.
  6. Mental Health Concerns: If one or both partners are dealing with mental health issues like depression or anxiety, these can significantly affect the relationship.
  7. Parenting Challenges: Conflicts over parenting styles or child-rearing decisions can be effectively addressed through counseling.

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 range of therapeutic services to residents of Nolita, NYC:

  1. Marriage Counseling and Couples Therapy: Providing in-depth counseling to address relationship issues, enhance communication, and strengthen bonds between partners.
  2. Family Therapy: Working with families to improve dynamics, address conflicts, and foster a more supportive family 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: Helping couples prepare for marriage by addressing potential challenges and setting the foundation for a healthy, long-lasting relationship.

Navigating Relationship and Personal Challenges with Compassion

Understanding the unique dynamics of urban living in areas like Nolita, Lower Manhattan, and the surrounding neighborhoods, Mel tailors his therapeutic approach to address the specific needs of his clients. Whether it’s overcoming relationship difficulties, dealing with personal emotional struggles, or managing life transitions, his goal is to facilitate a journey toward greater understanding, connection, and emotional well-being.

Mel’s approach in therapy emphasizes not just resolving immediate issues but also exploring the deeper emotional and psychological aspects of relationships. He helps couples and individuals from Nolita develop better communication skills, understand each other’s perspectives, and work collaboratively to overcome obstacles. His therapy sessions are a safe space where clients can openly discuss their feelings, fears, and aspirations.

He helps couples navigate complex relationship issues, offering insights to gain a deeper understanding of emotional pain and root causes of conflicts. Whether it’s working with both partners or treating them individually as well, Mel’s goal is to facilitate a process of insight and healing.

In his therapy sessions, Mel creates a supportive environment for clients to openly discuss their issues, be it relationship problems, personal challenges, or emotional struggles. He understands the unique dynamics of living and working in areas like Nolita, Midtown Manhattan, and the surrounding neighborhoods of Lower Manhattan, the Upper West, and the Upper East Side.

In addition to couples therapy, Mel offers individual therapy sessions tailored to address personal challenges such as anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues. These sessions provide a compassionate and supportive environment for self-exploration, helping individuals gain insight into their behaviors, emotions, and the underlying causes of their challenges.

Contact Information and Scheduling

Residents of Nolita, NYC, seeking 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, contact Mel at:

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

Driving Directions to Westport Office from Nolita, NYC

From the Heart of Nolita (Spring St & Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012)

  1. Start at the intersection of Spring St and Elizabeth St in Nolita.
  2. Head east on Spring St toward Bowery.
  3. Turn right onto Bowery.
  4. Continue onto Chrystie St.
  5. Turn left onto Delancey St.
  6. Slight left onto the Williamsburg Bridge ramp.
  7. Merge onto Williamsburg Bridge.
  8. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-278 E/Bklyn-Queens Expy/Bronx and merge onto I-278 E.
  9. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 35 for I-495 E toward Midtown Tun/Eastern L I/Greenpoint Ave.
  10. Keep left to stay on Exit 35, follow signs for I-495 E/Midtown Tun/Manhattan.
  11. Merge onto I-495 E.
  12. Keep left at the fork to stay on I-495 E, follow signs for Queens Midtown Tunnel.
  13. Use the right 2 lanes to take the Interstate 95 N exit toward New Haven.
  14. Merge onto I-95 N.
  15. Follow I-95 N to CT-33 in Westport.
  16. Take exit 17 from I-95 N.
  17. Continue on CT-33 to your destination on Post Rd E.

From Elizabeth Street Garden (Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012)

  1. Begin at Elizabeth Street Garden.
  2. Head north on Elizabeth St toward Prince St.
  3. Turn right onto Prince St.
  4. Turn left onto Bowery.
  5. Continue straight to stay on Bowery, and then follow the same directions as above from Bowery.

From The New Museum, Nolita (235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002)

  1. Start at The New Museum on Bowery.
  2. Head south on Bowery toward Stanton St.
  3. Turn left onto Delancey St.
  4. Slight left onto the Williamsburg Bridge ramp.
  5. Follow the same directions as above from Williamsburg Bridge.

* 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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