Mel Schwartz, LCSW

Marriage Counselor Southport 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 Southport, 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 right time to seek marriage counseling is crucial for the health and longevity of a relationship. Mel Schwartz, serving the Southport, CT area, highlights several key indicators that suggest it may be time to seek professional counseling:

  1. Persistent Communication Issues: Ongoing difficulties in communication, leading to misunderstandings or feelings of not being heard, are common signs that counseling could be beneficial.
  2. Recurring Conflicts: Frequent arguments, especially over similar issues, suggest deeper unresolved problems within the relationship that need addressing.
  3. Emotional Distance or Disconnection: Feelings of emotional distance or disconnection within a relationship can indicate a need for professional intervention to rebuild intimacy and understanding.
  4. Life Transitions and Stress: Navigating life transitions, such as parenting, career changes, or moving, can strain relationships, and counseling can offer support and strategies for adjustment.
  5. Considering Separation or Divorce: If thoughts of separation or divorce are present, counseling can provide a space to explore these feelings and work towards a resolution.
  6. Impact of Mental Health Issues: If mental health issues like anxiety or depression are affecting the relationship, a therapist can provide support and strategies to manage these challenges within the context of the relationship.
  7. Infidelity and Trust: Betrayal decimates relationships. The good news is that trust can be restored through emotionally focused therapy and a deepening accountability.

Acknowledging these signs and seeking the guidance of a marriage counselor like Mel Schwartz can be a proactive step towards enhancing your relationship and overall well-being.

Services Offered

Mel Schwartz offers a wide range of counseling and therapy services from his base in Westport, CT, to the residents of Southport, CT. His expertise in various therapeutic approaches ensures that each client receives a personalized and effective experience.
  1. Marriage Counseling: Mel provides specialized marriage counseling to help couples in Southport understand and resolve conflicts, enhance communication, and foster deeper intimacy and relationship satisfaction. He addresses issues like negative cycles and past painful patterns that affect marital harmony.
  2. Couples Therapy: In couples therapy, Mel assists partners in working through relationship difficulties, focusing on building a supportive and understanding connection. This therapy is beneficial for couples at any stage of their relationship and is designed to improve the overall quality of their partnership.
  3. Family Therapy: Mel offers family therapy to address issues affecting the family unit. His sessions aim to improve family dynamics, enhance parenting skills, and foster a more harmonious home environment.
  4. Individual Therapy: For individuals dealing with personal challenges such as anxiety, depression, or life transitions, Mel provides therapy focused on personal growth, understanding, and coping with life’s challenges.
  5. Emotionally Focused Therapy: Mel specializes in emotionally focused therapy, which helps clients explore their emotions and build stronger, more meaningful connections in their relationships.
Mel Schwartz’s practice in Westport, CT, is fully equipped to cater to clients from Southport, offering expert counseling and therapy services designed to support positive growth and successful outcomes. He accepts various insurance plans and may offer financial assistance to ensure that all clients have access to the support they need.

Contact Information and Scheduling

Residents of Southport, CT looking for a marriage counselor, family therapist, or individual therapist can turn to Mel Schwartz for professional and empathetic support. To schedule a Zoom 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’s practice is committed to helping clients from Southport navigate their life’s challenges and achieve their personal and relational goals. He works with a wide range of clients and is responsive to their differing needs, whether it involves dealing with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, or seeking a deeper understanding of oneself. Contact him today to begin your journey toward a more fulfilling life.

Driving Directions from Southport CT

From Southport Train Station (400 Center St, Fairfield, CT 06890)

  1. Start at Southport Train Station on Center St.
  2. Head northeast on Center St toward Westway Rd.
  3. Turn right onto Westway Rd.
  4. Turn left onto Pequot Ave.
  5. Continue onto Post Rd/US-1 N.
  6. Follow US-1 N for about 3.5 miles.
  7. Mel Schwartz’s office will be on the right, located at 246 Post Rd E #275, Westport, CT.

From Southport Harbor (Harbor Rd, Southport, CT 06890)

  1. Begin at Southport Harbor on Harbor Rd.
  2. Head east on Harbor Rd toward Main St.
  3. Turn right onto Main St.
  4. Continue onto Pequot Ave.
  5. Slight right onto Post Rd/US-1 N.
  6. Follow US-1 N for approximately 3.5 miles.
  7. Mel Schwartz’s office will be on the right, at 246 Post Rd E #275, Westport, CT.

From Pequot Library (720 Pequot Ave, Southport, CT 06890)

  1. Start at Pequot Library on Pequot Ave.
  2. Head northwest on Pequot Ave toward Westway Rd.
  3. Continue onto Post Rd/US-1 N.
  4. Follow US-1 N for about 3.5 miles.
  5. Mel Schwartz’s office is located on the right at 246 Post Rd E #275, Westport, CT.
* Please note that these directions are based on the most direct routes via main roads from different locations in Southport, 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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