Couples Therapy

Psychotherapists based in Offered in Brooklyn and Manhattan, New York.
Also serving clients virtually in Oregon and Massachusetts

Couples Therapy

Being in a thriving relationship can lower your stress and may lengthen your life through companionship, support, and the joy of friendships. Whether you’re stuck in a relationship, looking for a tune-up, or desperately need change, you can turn to the compassionate team at Brooklyn Integrative Psychological Services in the Greenpoint neighborhood in Brooklyn and the Union Square and Midtown neighborhoods in Manhattan. They offer holistic relationship and couples therapy through telehealth and in-person sessions, helping you overcome roadblocks and restore your connections. Contact Brooklyn Integrative Psychological Services and request an appointment through the online booking feature.

What is couples therapy?

Couples therapy supports partners as they overcome problems affecting their lives and strive to restore a loving, trusting relationship. Your Brooklyn Integrative Psychological Services therapist gives you a safe, nonjudgmental environment where you can freely express your emotions, thoughts, and needs.

As you and your partner explore challenges, your therapist listens, guides the journey, offers insight, and teaches the skills you need to rebuild your relationship.

What is relationship therapy?

Relationship therapy is similar to couples therapy, but it deals with problems that arise in every relationship, whether with a friend, colleague, child, parent, or other relative. Problems naturally develop in every relationship, whether due to daily stress, disagreements, or other difficult interactions.

What issues can relationship or couples therapy improve? 

People often seek therapy when they disagree about important life decisions and face any of the following issues:

  • Poor communication (lack of honest, open, respectful communication)
  • Anger management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Different parenting styles
  • Financial problems
  • Intimacy and sexual problems
  • Emotional or physical abuse
  • LGBTQIA+ concerns and challenges
  • Loss of trust

Communication is often at the center of couples and relationship issues. Unresolved problems often lead to (or are caused by) critical, demanding, or hostile communication.

What signs indicate the need for relationship or couples therapy?

When you can’t resolve any of the following issues (or other problems not included in the list), or they spiral into constant conflict and anger, it’s time to seek help at Brooklyn Integrative Psychological Services:

  • Having frequent arguments
  • Making critical, sarcastic, and manipulative comments
  • Being unwilling to compromise
  • Withholding sex, affection, and attention
  • Not respecting the other person’s boundaries
  • Engaging in controlling behaviors
  • Having little concern for your partner’s feelings
  • Feeling ongoing resentment, jealousy, or anger
  • Following a relative or friend’s advice (against your partner’s wishes)

The skilled Brooklyn Integrative Psychological Services therapists can help you overcome these challenges.

What should I expect during relationship and couples therapy?

The Brooklyn Integrative Psychological Services team specializes in helping people explore and understand how their past experiences, emotions, behaviors, values, and needs affect their current relationships.

The team often uses emotionally focused therapy (EFT) to rebuild couples’ connections. They also integrate therapeutic approaches to personalize your treatment and teach practical solutions like conflict resolution, healthy communication techniques, setting boundaries, and other tools for maintaining healthy relationships.

You can schedule relationship or couples therapy with the exceptional Brooklyn Integrative Psychological Services team by completing the online booking form today.