Mel Schwartz, LCSW

Marriage Counselor Upper East Side 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, 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

For individuals and couples in the Upper East Side, NYC, considering counseling with Mel Schwartz, here are some key signs that it may be time to seek marriage counseling:
  1. Communication Breakdowns: If you find it challenging to communicate effectively with your partner, leading to misunderstandings or unresolved conflicts, professional counseling might be beneficial.
  2. Recurring Disputes: Regular arguments, particularly over the same issues, can indicate deeper unresolved problems in the relationship that need addressing.
  3. Emotional Distance: Feeling emotionally disconnected or experiencing a lack of intimacy can be significant signs that counseling could help.
  4. Stress from Life Transitions: Major life changes, like moving, job transitions, or becoming parents, can put extra strain on relationships and may require professional guidance.
  5. Infidelity or Trust Issues: Experiencing infidelity or trust issues can severely impact a relationship, and counseling can aid in the healing and rebuilding process.
  6. Mental Health Concerns: When personal mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression, start impacting the relationship, therapy can be a crucial tool.
  7. Parenting Disagreements: Differences in parenting styles or conflicts over child-rearing can create tension in a relationship, where counseling can offer effective strategies for resolution.
Recognizing these signs and seeking help from a marriage counselor like Mel Schwartz is a proactive step towards enhancing the quality of your relationship.

Services Offered

Mel Schwartz offers a comprehensive range of services to residents of the Upper East Side, NYC:

  1. Marriage Counseling and Couples Therapy: Providing comprehensive counseling to address various relationship issues, focusing on developing effective communication skills, resolving conflicts healthily, and enhancing intimacy and understanding between partners.
  2. Family Therapy: Working with families to improve dynamics, address conflicts, and promote a more supportive family environment.
  3. Individual Counseling: Offering personalized counseling for individuals facing personal challenges, focusing on issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and trauma.

Mel Schwartz is committed to serving clients in the Upper East Side by Zoom, ensuring they have access to quality therapy and counseling services to support their mental health and relationship well-being.

Welcome to the practice of Mel Schwartz, an experienced marriage counselor and couples therapist based in Westport, CT, also serving the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYC by Zoom. Specializing in marriage counseling and couples therapy, Mel is committed to fostering healthy relationships and supporting the mental health of individuals and couples in the Upper East Side. His approach is tailored to help clients at different stages of their relationships, from newly committed to long-married couples, navigate relationship difficulties and build a foundation for a healthy, fulfilling partnership.

About Mel Schwartz

In his practice, Mel creates a supportive and non-judgmental environment, ideal for clients from the Upper East Side to openly discuss their concerns, hopes, and challenges. Whether addressing stress, infidelity, or other challenges to a healthy relationship, Mel is dedicated to providing the tools and insights necessary for strengthening and repairing marriages and partnerships.

Navigating Relationship Challenges with Expert Guidance

For residents of the Upper East Side in Manhattan, NYC, Mel Schwartz offers expert guidance and support to navigate the complexities of relationships. Understanding the unique pressures and challenges faced by individuals and couples in this bustling Manhattan neighborhood, Mel tailors his therapeutic approach to meet their specific needs. Whether it’s addressing communication barriers, overcoming infidelity, or enhancing intimacy, his goal is to help couples and individuals build and maintain healthy, rewarding relationships. Mel’s approach in couples therapy and marriage counseling is comprehensive, focusing not only on resolving immediate relationship difficulties but also on building lasting skills for a healthy relationship. He helps couples on the Upper East Side to understand each other better, communicate more effectively, and resolve conflicts in a constructive manner. In addition to couples therapy, Mel offers individual counseling for those dealing with personal challenges such as anxiety, depression, and stress. His therapy sessions provide a safe and supportive environment for self-exploration and growth, helping individuals to gain insight into their behaviors and emotions and find better ways to deal with life’s obstacles.

Contact Information and Scheduling

Residents of the Upper East Side, NYC, seeking a marriage counselor, couples therapist, or individual therapist can find compassionate and professional support with Mel Schwartz. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about his services, contact Mel at: Phone: [203-227-5010] Email: Physical Address: 246 Post Road East, Suite 275, Westport, CT 06880

Driving directions from Upper East Side, NYC:

From The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Upper East Side (1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028)

  1. Start at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on 5th Ave.
  2. Head southeast on 5th Ave toward E 82nd St.
  3. Turn right onto E 79th St.
  4. Turn left onto York Ave.
  5. Turn right onto E 76th St.
  6. Take the FDR Drive S ramp.
  7. Merge onto FDR Drive.
  8. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 17 for Triborough Bridge toward I-278/Bruckner Expwy/Grand Central Pkwy.
  9. Continue onto Robert F. Kennedy Bridge.
  10. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-95 N/Cross Bronx Expy/George Washington Br and merge onto I-95 N.
  11. Keep left to stay on I-95 N, follow signs for New Haven.
  12. Take exit 17 for CT-33 toward Westport.
  13. Merge onto Saugatuck Ave.
  14. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Post Rd E.
  15. Mel Schwartz’s office will be on the right.

From Central Park Zoo, Upper East Side (E 64th St & 5th Ave, New York, NY 10021)

  1. Start at Central Park Zoo.
  2. Head east on E 64th St toward 5th Ave.
  3. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto 5th Ave.
  4. Turn left onto E 79th St.
  5. Follow the same directions as above from E 79th St.

From Lenox Hill Hospital, Upper East Side (100 E 77th St, New York, NY 10075)

  1. Start at Lenox Hill Hospital on E 77th St.
  2. Head west on E 77th St toward Lexington Ave.
  3. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Lexington Ave.
  4. Turn left onto E 76th St.
  5. Turn right onto York Ave.
  6. Follow the same directions as above from York Ave.
* 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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