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Moshe Ratson

Moshe Ratson, MBA, MS MFT, LMFT
Psychotherapist

Founder and Executive Director of spiral2grow, Moshe Ratson is an innovative and successful coach…... Read more
260 Madison Avenue #8023, New York City, New York, 10016
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5 Signs you Need to Change How you Communicate

Life is all about socializing, interacting and communicating. You cannot live life happily without engaging ...

6 Reasons to Attend Premarital Counseling

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Gerald Schoenewolf

Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D.
Psychoanalyst

Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D is the author of 13 books on psychotherapy and psychoanalysis and has been practicing as a psychotherapist in New York for 38 years.... Read more
The Living Center, 207 East 15th Street, New York City, New York, 10003
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What Exactly is an Equal Relationship?

Historically there has been a lot of talk and a lot of writing about equal relationships. Some think ...

5 Characteristics of Happy Couples

Happy families are all alike every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. So begins Leo Tolstoy s ...
Mark OConnell

Mark OConnell, LCSW-R
Psychotherapist

Mark O'Connell, LCSW-R, is a NYC-based psychotherapist in private practice who works with both individuals and couples, and specializes in identity, career and relational…... Read more
247 Third Avenue (@ 20th Street and 3rd) Suite #401, New York City, New York, 10010
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Three Relationship Tips, Courtesy of the Obamas

We do not require our presidents to model exemplary marriages for us. But for the past eight years, Barack and Michelle Obama did exactly that. The generosity ...

Celebrating Marriage Equality’s One Year Anniversary

How have things been different for loving couples since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality, one year ago? As a therapist who works with ...
 Laura Bonarrigo

Laura Bonarrigo
Counselor

Laura Bonarrigo is a Certified Life Coach and a Certified Divorce Coach at laurabonarrigo.com. Laura is a writer,…... Read more
Doing Divorce, New York City, New York, 10001

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Marriage Advice to Consider Before Walking down the Aisle

The allure of a loving, happy family, with healthy children, is a dream many of us share. Despite knowing ...
Norma Ross

Norma Ross, LMHC
Licensed Psychoanalyst

Norma Ross provides coaching and consulting for individuals, couples, parents an children. She is the author of "You Can Say No and Your Child Will Still Love You…... Read more
New York , NY . 10021, New York City, New York, 10021

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Secret to Successful Marriage - It All Begins With Love, Actually

This past week, seemingly more than ever, my coaching office was just filled with marriage issues. So ...
Cyndi Darnell

Cyndi Darnell

Cyndi Darnell, originally one of Australia’s leading, trusted sex & relationship therapists, now in New York City. She brings over 15 years experience,…... Read more
Life and Soul, 225 Broadway, Ste 2010, New York City, New York, 10007
Rosara Torrisi

Rosara Torrisi, LCSW-R

Rosara is a licensed clinical social worker with a specialization in Sex Therapy. Rosara has considerable experience in sexual dysfunctions, low desire, erectile…... Read more
100 Manetto Hill Road, Suite 205, Plainview, New York City, New York, 11803
Stephen Snyder

Dr. Stephen Snyder, MD
Sex Therapist

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115 Central Park West, Suite 15, entrance at 10 West 72 St, New York City, New York, 10023
Carli Blau

Carli Blau, LMSW
Sex Therapist

Carli Blau is a Licensed Sex and Relationship Therapist at a private practice in NYC. Carli is certified in Maternal Mental Health and specializes in Women’s…... Read more
62 East 88th Street, Suite 2, New York City, New York, 10128
Kristin M. Davin

Kristin M. Davin
Psychologist

Dr Davin is a licensed psychologist with offices in New York City (Financial District) and Hoboken, New Jersey. She is a relationship expert who has been working ... Read more
Kristin M. Davin, Psy.D. 90 Broad Street Suite 216, New York City, New York, 10004

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How Therapy Helps When You Are Married to a Serial Cheater

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Find the Perfect Therapist in New York City

There’s nothing wrong in seeking help. You sometimes just need someone to talk to, to share your problems with and get to the roots in a secure, confident environment. Therapists are all ears to you!

Life’s all about taking the next step forward. A new relationship, a new career, relocation, finances or family, at times, can be a bit unnerving and challenging, so, it’s absolutely normal to seek assistance.

Therapy is incredibly effective for people with mental health conditions and it’s worth it even if you don’t have any medical issue.

Therapy is a magnificently versatile tool, it isn’t just the answer to impregnable relationships troubles. It is also the answer to trivial, seemingly inconsequential issues encountered in a relationship. Therapy shouldn’t be the last resort to salvage a bond but the stepping stone to nip surfacing issues in the bud.

How can I set goals for therapy?

Now that you are here seeking help, you have passed the first hurdle. Congratulations! But therapists do not have magic wands, they can’t make our problems vanish in thin air. Don’t let ungrounded expectations make your therapy sessions fruitless. Be objective about what it is that your desire from therapy. For that, you need to set to goals. Goal setting is important because it equips you to make a smooth transition from a messy headspace to a clearer state of mind.

Here are some things to consider when setting SMART goals for therapy-

Specific- Set specific goals. Chalk out the specific pain points of your relationship and aim to resolve them through therapy.

Measurable- Make sure that the goals are measurable. For instance, if you are not spending enough time with each other, you can set goals like going out on a date at least once a week.

Attainable- Be realistic when setting goals, they should be attainable. Talk to your therapist and get a fair idea of what you should be able to achieve through therapy. Then, set goals accordingly.

Relevant- The goals should be relevant. Say for an example, if you and your partner have pent up resentment, then setting goals like going on date nights is not going to help. You have to set relevant goals that will help to resolve the existing resentment Again, talk to your therapist about the kind of goals you should have.

Time frame- Set a realistic time frame when setting a goal. Keep in mind your current relationship dynamics. Years of accumulated damage in a relationship can’t be repaired overnight.

Though therapy offers the required assistance to sail through miniscule issues to deeper marital hiccups, resolving tiffs before they fester into graver problems can save you from the forthcoming pain and heartbreak.

However, even if you’re facing serious personal conflict or mental health issues in your life, you don’t have to feel hopeless! Remember, this too shall pass.

All you need to do is talk to a licensed therapist. Finding a therapist can be overwhelming, but not here. We help you find the right therapist for you, in your city.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?

It’s easy to tell if your therapist:

  • Is located in your area.
  • Specializes in your issue.
  • Behaves ethically, shows professional and empathic behavior.
  • Talks about confidentiality and emergency protocol.
  • Recommends therapy that never conflicts your values and beliefs.
  • Never overshares and knows boundaries.
  • Listens you, remembers key facts and concerns.
  • Is trustworthy and likeable.
  • makes you feel everything is ‘right’.

Not sure what questions to ask a therapist

These sample questions may help you.

  • My problem is [Your Problem]. How would you go about treating that?
  • How will my confidentiality be assured?
  • How available are you, even beyond the sessions?
  • What are your fees?
  • Do you accept insurance?
  • How long do you typically work with clients?
  • Does your therapy more focused on past or present?

What can be my treatment options?

Ask your therapist about your treatment options, like medication, dietary changes, lifestyle changes or alternative healing therapies. You therapist will discuss each treatment option in detail, along with their pros and cons.