Mel Schwartz, LCSW

Marriage Counselor Weston 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 New Canaan, Connecticut. 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
  • Social anxiety

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 need for marriage counseling is a crucial step in maintaining and enhancing the health of a relationship. In his Weston, CT practice, Mel Schwartz highlights several key indicators that suggest it might be time to seek professional counseling:

  1. Communication Challenges: Persistent difficulties in communication, leading to misunderstandings and feelings of frustrations, are a common reason couples seek counseling.
  2. Recurring Conflicts:Frequent and unresolved conflicts, especially over similar issues, indicate deeper problems within the relationship that need attention.
  3. Feeling Overwhelmed in the Relationship: If one or both partners feel burdened or overwhelmed by the relationship, it may signal deeper issues that require professional intervention.
  4. Changes in Family Dynamics: Shifts in family structure, such as the addition of children, co-parenting situations, or blending families, can create challenges that benefit from counseling.
  5. Dealing with Life Transitions: Major life changes, including career shifts, moves, or any significant transitions, can strain relationships and benefit from the guidance of a marriage counselor.
  6. Struggles with Co-dependence or Past Trauma: Issues like co-dependence or unresolved past trauma can significantly impact a relationship, making counseling a valuable resource for healing and growth.
  7. Parenting Conflicts: Differences in parenting styles or conflicts over parenting decisions can be effectively addressed through marriage or family counseling.

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

Services Offered

Mel Schwartz’s practice provides a wide array of services tailored to address the specific needs of individuals, couples, and families. His expertise in various therapeutic techniques ensures a comprehensive and empathetic counseling experience.

  1. Marriage Counseling: Mel specializes in marriage counseling, helping couples understand and navigate their relationship dynamics. His sessions focus on improving communication, resolving conflicts, and building a more intentional life together.
  2. Family Therapy: Recognizing the complexity of family dynamics, Mel offers family therapy based on family systems principles. These sessions address collective and individual needs within the family structure in a solution-focused manner.
  3. Couples Therapy: Mel’s couples therapy sessions assist partners in dealing with a range of issues, from co-dependence to past trauma, fostering healthier, more fulfilling relationships.
  4. Co-Parenting Counseling: For those navigating the complexities of co-parenting, especially post-divorce or separation, Mel provides specialized counseling. This focuses on effective co-parenting strategies that prioritize the well-being of the children involved.
  5. Individual Therapy: Addressing personal challenges like anxiety, self-esteem issues, or coping with life transitions, Mel’s individual therapy sessions offer a supportive space for personal development and achieving personal goals.
  6. Therapy for Life Transitions: Understanding that life transitions can be challenging, Mel provides guidance and support for individuals, couples, and families as they navigate these changes.

In his practice, Mel Schwartz commits to delivering tailored, compassionate care, helping his clients in Weston, CT, overcome their challenges and enhance their relationships.

As a highly experienced marriage counselor, Mel understands the intricacies of family dynamics, co-dependence, past trauma, and the impact of life transitions on families and couples. He utilizes his professional training and personal insights to assist not only traditional families but also co-parents in managing their complex situations in a constructive and effective manner.

Contact Information and Scheduling

Individuals and couples in Weston, CT, seeking marriage counseling or family therapy can contact Mel Schwartz for professional support. To schedule an appointment or learn more about his services, use the following contact details:

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

Driving Directions from Weston, CT:

From Weston Town Center (56 Norfield Rd, Weston, CT 06883)

  1. Start at Weston Town Center on Norfield Rd.
  2. Head south on Norfield Rd toward School Rd.
  3. Turn right onto CT-57 S/Weston Rd and follow for about 4.3 miles.
  4. Turn left onto CT-136 S/Easton Rd.
  5. Continue on CT-136 S for 2 miles.
  6. Turn right onto US-1 S/Post Rd E and continue for 0.4 miles.
  7. Mel Schwartz’s office will be on the left, located at 246 Post Rd E #275.

From Weston High School (115 School Rd, Weston, CT 06883)

  1. Begin at Weston High School on School Rd.
  2. Head south on School Rd toward Lords Hwy.
  3. Turn right onto Lords Hwy.
  4. Continue onto CT-53 S/Newtown Turnpike.
  5. Turn left onto CT-57 S/Weston Rd.
  6. Follow CT-57 S for about 4 miles.
  7. Turn left onto CT-136 S/Easton Rd.
  8. Follow CT-136 S for 2 miles.
  9. Turn right onto US-1 S/Post Rd E.
  10. Mel Schwartz’s office will be on the left, at 246 Post Rd E #275.

From Devil’s Den Preserve (33 Pent Rd, Weston, CT 06883)

  1. Start at Devil’s Den Preserve on Pent Rd.
  2. Head east on Pent Rd toward Newtown Turnpike/CT-53.
  3. Turn right onto Newtown Turnpike/CT-53.
  4. Turn left onto Godfrey Rd W.
  5. Continue onto CT-57 S/Weston Rd for about 5 miles.
  6. Turn left onto CT-136 S/Easton Rd.
  7. Continue on CT-136 S for 2 miles.
  8. Turn right onto US-1 S/Post Rd E.
  9. Mel Schwartz’s office is located on the left at 246 Post Rd E #275.

* Please note that these directions are based on the most direct routes via main roads from Weston, CT. Traffic conditions and 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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