Mel Schwartz, LCSW

Marriage Counselor Riverside 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 Riverside, Connecticut. Mel provides marriage counseling to discerning couples looking 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.

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 signs that indicate the need for marriage counseling can be crucial for the health and longevity of a relationship. Mel Schwartz guides couples in Riverside, CT, to understand these signs, including:

  1. Chronic Communication Issues: Consistent challenges in communication, leading to misunderstandings and unresolved conflicts, may suggest the need for professional intervention.
  2. Persistent Relationship Conflicts: Recurring arguments, especially about the same issues, can signal underlying problems that require a counselor’s insight.
  3. Feeling Disconnected: A sense of emotional distance or a lack of intimacy can indicate deeper relationship issues.
  4. Navigating Life Transitions: Major life changes, such as moving, career transitions, or family planning, can stress relationships, where counseling can offer guidance and support.
  5. Dealing with Mental Health Concerns: When individual mental health issues impact the relationship, it’s essential to address these challenges through counseling.
  6. Considering Separation or Divorce: Thoughts of separation or divorce are a clear sign that counseling might help explore these feelings and consider possible paths forward.
  7. Impact on Children and Family Dynamics: When relationship issues begin to affect children or the overall family dynamic, it’s important to seek counseling for a healthy approach to these challenges.
  8. Infidelity and Trust Issues.

Services Offered

Mel Schwartz’s therapy practice in Riverside, CT, is deeply committed to enhancing the well-being of individuals, couples, and families. His approach, drawing on emotionally focused therapy and a thorough understanding of complex relationship dynamics, ensures a holistic counseling experience that addresses a variety of needs:

  1. Marriage Counseling: As a licensed marriage and family therapist, Mel specializes in marriage counseling, focusing on deepening emotional connections, enhancing communication, and resolving conflicts. His emotionally focused approach aids couples in Riverside, CT, to strengthen their relationships and navigate marital challenges.
  2. Couples Therapy: Mel’s couples therapy sessions, designed to improve romantic relationships, utilize emotionally focused couples therapy and other techniques to address issues like infidelity, stress, and communication breakdowns, thereby deepening partners’ understanding and connection.
  3. Family Therapy: Acknowledging the intricacies of family dynamics, Mel, a licensed clinical social worker, provides family therapy to manage various issues affecting families, aiming to improve interactions, resolve conflicts, and support families through transitions like separation and divorce.
  4. Individual Therapy for Personal Growth: Focusing on personal and mental health growth, Mel’s individual therapy sessions cater to issues like anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. He offers a supportive environment for individuals to explore their feelings, overcome challenges, and achieve personal milestones.

Navigating Relationship and Personal Challenges in Riverside, CT

In Riverside, CT, Mel Schwartz offers expert counseling and support via zoom. He specializes in assisting individuals, couples, and families in navigating complex relationship dynamics and personal challenges. Understanding the unique needs of the Riverside community, Mel tailors his therapeutic approach to each client, focusing on creating lasting changes and healthier relationships.

Mel’s approach to therapy is grounded in compassion and understanding. He emphasizes open communication, mutual understanding, and practical strategies to help his clients from Riverside overcome their challenges. His sessions offer a safe and supportive environment where clients can openly explore their feelings, understand the dynamics of their relationships, and develop effective coping strategies.

Contact Information and Scheduling

Residents of Riverside, CT, 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 counseling for clients in Riverside, ensuring flexibility and convenience. Whether facing relationship difficulties, personal struggles, or seeking growth and understanding, Mel Schwartz’s expertise can guide you toward a healthier, more connected future.

Driving directions from Riverside, CT:

From Riverside Train Station (Riverside Ave, Riverside, CT 06878)

  1. Start at Riverside Train Station on Riverside Ave.
  2. Head south on Riverside Ave toward Neil Ln.
  3. Turn left onto US-1 N/E Putnam Ave and continue for about 4 miles.
  4. US-1 N/E Putnam Ave becomes Boston Post Rd upon entering Westport.
  5. Continue straight to stay on Boston Post Rd.
  6. Turn right onto Playhouse Square, then take the first right onto Post Rd E.
  7. Mel Schwartz’s office will be on the right, located at 246 Post Rd E #275.

From Eastern Greenwich Civic Center (90 Harding Rd, Old Greenwich, CT 06870)

  1. Begin at Eastern Greenwich Civic Center on Harding Rd.
  2. Head west on Harding Rd toward Forest Ave.
  3. Turn right onto Forest Ave.
  4. Turn left onto US-1 N/E Putnam Ave and continue for about 5 miles.
  5. Continue on US-1 N as it becomes Boston Post Rd in Westport.
  6. After passing Playhouse Square, turn right onto Post Rd E.
  7. Mel Schwartz’s office will be on the right, at 246 Post Rd E #275.

From Riverside Yacht Club (102 Club Rd, Riverside, CT 06878)

  1. Begin at Eastern Greenwich Civic Center on Harding Rd.
  2. Head west on Harding Rd toward Forest Ave.
  3. Turn right onto Forest Ave.
  4. Turn left onto US-1 N/E Putnam Ave and continue for about 5 miles.
  5. Continue on US-1 N as it becomes Boston Post Rd in Westport.
  6. After passing Playhouse Square, turn right onto Post Rd E.
  7. Mel Schwartz’s office will be on the right, at 246 Post Rd E #275.
* Please note that these directions are based on the most direct routes via main roads. Traffic conditions and potential road works or diversions should be considered. It’s always a good idea to check a real-time navigation app for the most current driving conditions and directions.
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