Mel Schwartz, LCSW

Marriage Counselor West Village NYC

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

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 Issues: If you’re struggling to communicate effectively with your partner, leading to misunderstandings or conflicts, professional counseling can be beneficial.
  2. Recurring Disagreements: Frequent arguments, especially over similar issues, can signal deeper unresolved problems in the relationship.
  3. Emotional Disconnect: A feeling of emotional distance or a lack of intimacy in your relationship might suggest the need for professional intervention.
  4. Life Transitions: Significant changes such as career shifts, becoming parents, or relocating 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 counseling can aid in the healing process.
  6. Mental Health Challenges: When personal mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression, start affecting the relationship, therapy can be a vital tool.
  7. Parenting Disagreements: Conflicts over parenting styles or decisions can create tension in a relationship, and 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 health and satisfaction of your relationship.

Services Offered

Mel Schwartz offers a variety of therapeutic services to residents of the West Village, NYC:

  1. Marriage and Couples Counseling: Providing comprehensive counseling to address relationship issues, enhancing communication, and strengthening the bond between partners.
  2. Family Therapy: Working with families to improve dynamics, address conflicts, and foster a supportive family environment.
  3. Individual Therapy: Offering personalized counseling for individuals facing personal struggles, focusing on issues like anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and trauma.
  4. Pre-Marital Counseling: Helping couples prepare for marriage by addressing potential challenges and setting a foundation for a healthy relationship.

Mel Schwartz offers his extensive experience as a couples therapist to address a wide range of relationship difficulties. He specializes in navigating through communication breakdowns, emotional pain, and complex relationship dynamics. Mel’s approach is particularly beneficial for couples in urban settings like NYC where unique challenges can arise.

Mel’s therapy sessions provide a compassionate and understanding environment, allowing clients to openly discuss their concerns and challenges. His expertise in handling issues such as recurring conflicts, intimacy, and trust concerns, and the influence of family dynamics on relationships enables him to offer tailored solutions. Mel’s commitment is to equip couples with the necessary tools and insights to foster deeper connections and enhance relationship satisfaction.

Specializing in marriage counseling, couples therapy, and relationship therapy, Mel is dedicated to enhancing the mental health and relationship satisfaction of individuals and couples in the West Village. His approach is focused on addressing relationship issues, fostering healthy relationships, and guiding couples toward a more fulfilling and emotionally connected partnership.

Mel’s approach to couples therapy and marriage counseling is comprehensive and empathetic. He focuses on understanding each partner’s perspective, facilitating open and honest communication, and helping couples break free from repetitive negative patterns. His therapy sessions are a safe space where couples can openly discuss their feelings, fears, and aspirations, and work collaboratively to overcome obstacles.

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 the West Village, 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

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 to Westport Office from West Village, NYC

From Washington Square Park, West Village (New York, NY 10012)

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

From The Stonewall Inn, West Village (53 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014)

  1. Begin at The Stonewall Inn on Christopher St.
  2. Head east on Christopher St toward Waverly Pl.
  3. Turn left onto 7th Ave S.
  4. Slight right onto Varick St.
  5. Use the right 2 lanes to turn slightly right onto the Interstate 478 E (Hugh L Carey Tunnel) ramp to FDR Dr/Long Island.
  6. Merge onto I-478 E.
  7. Use the left 2 lanes to take the FDR Dr N exit.
  8. Merge onto FDR Drive, and follow the same directions as above from FDR Drive.

From Jefferson Market Library, West Village (425 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011)

  1. Start at Jefferson Market Library on 6th Ave.
  2. Head southeast on 6th Ave/Ave of the Americas toward W 10th St.
  3. Turn right onto W 14th St.
  4. Turn left onto the FDR Drive N ramp.
  5. Merge onto FDR Drive and follow the same directions as above from FDR Drive.

* 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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