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Our NYC therapists are solution-focused, offering individual therapy, couple therapy & marriage counseling.

At our New York City therapy office, licensed therapists help people find healthy ways to understand and resolve life issues. We offer therapy services in person or through online counseling for your convenience. Whether through individual therapy, marriage counseling or couples therapy, our professional therapist can help you figure out how to move forward and make healthier life choices. Individuals often struggle with feelings of anxiety, depression or find themselves in a perpetual cycle of re-experiencing painful life situations. Wanting to understand our experience and learn healthy life strategies is a pursuit worthy of exploration in therapy. With a professional outside point of view, clients often discover the inner resources and develop strategies that can make the difference in their lives. We have a very effective coaching style to couples counseling that is hands-on and interactive. Through this solution-focused format we can help couples reduce harmful behavior and begin to treat each other with respect and love. With the help of a therapist, couples can begin to stop harming each other, develop a better understanding of their issues and develop the skills and tools necessary to find happiness. If you are looking for a down-to-earth New York City therapist who integrates interactive exchange, direct feedback, and goal-focused therapy, you’ve come to the right place.

megMeg Batterson, LCSW Meg creates a comfortable environment for couples and individuals. Her direct approach to engaging couples makes her a valuable advocate for improving relationships. She provides practical relationship tools for both couples and individuals, helping them change their behaviors for the better. In the safety of her office, Meg collaborates with couples, supporting them as they get to know each other in new and creative ways that can bring aliveness back into their relationships. Although disagreement is healthy in relationships, Meg can assist people in resolving their differences, or at least in learning to live with them in a positive way. Meg holds a master of science in social work from Columbia University and a certificate of completion in relationally based trainings from The Relational Center, and she is licensed as an LCSW with the New York State Office of the Professions. Special areas of focus include communication issues, emotionally disconnected partners, and helping people find a balance between dealing with hard-to-talk-about issues and bringing the joy back into their relationships. Meg specializes in couples counseling and marriage counseling. dan-therapistDan Weiss, LCSW Dan has been doing clinical work for over 20 years and brings a down-to-earth style that, combined with his experience working with children, adolescents, families, individuals, and couples, contributes to his unique ability to connect with and help resolve those issues that have brought you to therapy. Dan takes a fairly informal approach and utilizes a conversational style of working, while also offering concrete techniques to help with challenges of communication and broadening perspective on the problems in the relationship. He encourages a focus on the things that brought each couple together to begin with and tries to help rekindle those things, while also helping unravel the knots that have hindered the couple along the way. Dan earned his master of social work from Hunter College in 1993 and has received numerous trainings since then. He is currently a registered licensed clinical social worker with the state of New York. He feels that communication is the key to many problems with couples, and he enjoys helping partners learn new techniques for speaking to each other that enable them to then work on settling larger issues, such as money, parenting, sex, or mutual respect. Dan is used to dealing with many difficult issues and difficult people, and feels comfortable facing whatever challenges his clients may present. Allison-therapistAllison Lefkowitz, MFT Alison can create a safe and structured environment and help couples talk about major issues including finances, communication, conflict resolution and sexuality. She also enjoys working with married couples or long-term relationships, with a special interest of working with couples struggling with anger, infidelity, and co-dependency. Allison is a certified Prepare-Enrich pre-marital counselor, committed to assisting couples plan a happier and healthier future. In regard to her work with individuals Allison provides a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to explore their individual and relational patterns, and assists them on finding pragmatic solutions to unlock unhelpful patterns and automatic responses. She specializes in anxiety disorders, anger management, and recovery from childhood trauma. Allison also has a special interest in working with individuals in early adulthood. This sometimes confusing and challenging period of life can benefit greatly from additional emotional support.

Our fees are in the medium range for NYC. Fees are based on length and type of session. Please inquiry about fees with one of our therapists. Office Photos Insurance Questions
Individual Therapy It is important to note that everyone runs into challenges, from time-to-time. It is normal to need extra support when you feel overwhelmed, depressed, anxious and/or confused. Our New York City therapists have years of experience helping clients address issues and develop “workable” solutions. Psychotherapy is a collaborative process, whereby you share your thoughts and feelings and we listen, explore, ask questions and offer valuable feedback in a safe and trusting environment. The therapeutic process can be a profound learning experience for clients, who need a little extra help resolving their issues. We teach empowerment and self-awareness through a solution-focused therapy approach. Our New York City therapy offices have licensed professionals, who have not only helped numerous people acquire clarity in their lives, but also helped them create a road-map that leads them to health, happiness, peace and success. Video Transcript (Individual Therapy) Hello. My name is Sevin Philips. I’m a licensed therapist, and I’m the founder of our counseling center. I’m here because I want to give you some information that’ll be very helpful in deciding if we’re the right NYC therapist for you, and also if you’re new at this, I want to give you some sort of roadmap of what to expect about this process and how it works. First off, I want you to know that every human being runs into challenges in their life. We don’t have the answers and we feel stuck. It is normal and natural. What can be very helpful is to reach out to a licensed professional who has worked with hundreds, if not, thousands of people in helping them overcome their issues. What we’re probably going to do during your first session is listen to your thoughts, your ideas, and your feelings about your issue, and we’re also going to ask a lot of questions. It’s a very interactive, collaborative process being in therapy with one of our NYC therapists. We ask questions also because we want to get to know you, we want to understand you, we want to understand what it means for you to have the issue that you have. What’s really unique about that too is sometimes when we ask these questions, you get to develop an understanding of what you’re going through in a very unique way. Also, what’s different than family and friends about this relationship is this is one of those places in life where it gets to be 100% about you; not about somebody else. That’s such a safe place where you could really talk about some of the most sensitive things in your life. Also, as we’re getting to know each other in therapy, we’re developing trust, we’re getting to trust each other. As such, you begin to share more and more. As we get further along in the process, we are solution-focused therapists, so I want you to know that because we’ll begin to create a roadmap with your help to help you move through your life and out of your issue in a very healthy and unique way. We’re going to support you during that process and we also can make adjustments and changes along the way as necessary. A good first step for you could be to watch some of our advice articles that we have or videos on our website; great way to get to know us. I’d probably say the best thing to get to know our NYC therapists is just to give us a call. One of our receptionists will guide you into the right therapist, at the right location for your house or your home. You can talk to the therapist on the phone, tell them a little bit about why you’re coming in. Start to feel comfortable with the person you’re going to be seeing. There’s no commitment at all to talk to one of our therapists, so I want you to feel comfortable. If you don’t feel comfortable, don’t make an appointment, it’s completely fine. Sometimes people want help paying for nyc psychotherapy, and if you have anything like out-of-network coverage or human resource benefits like flex spending, sometimes you can use those funds to help pay for therapy and we can give you an invoice that might assist you in that. I hope this helps, and please reach out if you’d like some help.

Couples Therapy (Video Transcript)
My name is Sevin Philips. I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist, and I’m the founder of the Relationship Counseling Center in New York. In New York City, we have three offices. One is in the Upper West Side, one in Chelsea, and the other in the Village. All of our therapists specialize in relationship issues.It’s pretty important.

Relationships are one of the most vital things that will ever happen to us. They bring us so much joy and so much happiness, and of course, when things break down, it can be very painful. It can be some of the most difficult times in our lives.

We help couples who come in to create an environment where we help slow things down in a non-judgmental and non-blaming space to allow you to figure out what’s really going on in your lives. When you have more understanding in your relationship, you’re also able to make different kinds of decisions. We also offer the tools to back that up.

All of our therapists are not only licensed, but all of them have enough life experience to be able to support the help you need. We share some things in common. These principles include being very interactive. We offer direct feedback about your relationship. We’re not only listening to you each and every session, but actively helping you create the relationship that you want.

We have a lot of communication skills and tools that we provide. We’re very goal-directed. With your help, we figure out what your relationship goals are. As you go through your sessions, you can track your therapy on how you’re doing. Are we moving towards that goal? You’ll know when it’s time to end therapy because you’ve achieved your goal.

The first step you can take is giving me a call. I can answer any sort of question you may have. If everything feels good to you, I’ll have the therapist call you immediately. You can talk to them a little bit about why you’re coming in, and ask them what times they have available this week (evenings and daytime). It’s a great way to get to know the therapist you’re going to be seeing.

We help people in all phases of relationships. Sometimes people come in when they’re dating and they want to make different decisions in the people that they choose. Sometimes people come in alone when they’re in a relationship because they want to get clear about what’s going on. They want to make different decisions in the relationship. And of course we specialize in marriage counseling and couple’s counseling.

You may have out-of-network coverage through insurance. If you do, please verify that. We can give you an invoice with all the codes you might need, so you can get reimbursed. If you have any sort of flex spending or health savings account through work, sometimes people use those monies to help pay for therapy.

I have a lot of videos and articles on this website. I do those and give them to you for free. You can look at those right now, and maybe pull something out that is related to you that you can work on in your relationship. It’s also a great way to get to know our therapists. These are the kinds of suggestions we offer, and you can get to know our style of therapy. Give me a call if I can help. Thank you.

Making a relationship flourish takes heart, commitment, time, and most of all – effort. Truth-be-told, there is always something to strengthen and improve in a relationship, so it is important that both people in it spend time together. Honestly, it is easy to lose touch with one another when you are working to pay the bills, taking care of little people, who are dependent on you for their basic needs, and taking some time out – just for yourself. But, what happens to your relationship when it is consumed by family, personal, and work commitments? You lose touch with the person, who is your best friend, spouse, co-parent, cheerleader, and lover. You lose the spark you once felt for your “person.”

But, thankfully, it does not have to stay that way. You can rekindle the flame that once burned so intensely in your relationship. You can once again feel those jitters when your significant other walks into the room. How? Well, by exploring life together, or more specifically, by looking at the world with fresh eyes. So, if you live in New York City and are desperately looking for ways to jazz up your relationship, you are in luck. Why? Well, this article is not only going to introduce you to new ways of reconnecting with your loved one, it is also going to help you have a little fun. No, scratch that – a lot of fun!

Listed below are some fun things to do together as a couple, while in New York City:

Black Mountain Wine House

What is a good way to reconnect with your significant other, while in New York City? Well, by sitting by a warm fireplace, while sipping on one of 30 wines in this dimly lit abode – just a few blocks from the Gowanus Canal. So, what is this glorious place? Well, since you asked so kindly – it is called the Black Mountain Wine House. What is so great about this quaint little cottage? Well, for one it is secluded, which means you can spend quality time with your beloved, without all of the distractions (i.e. calls, texts, emails, and non-emergencies) that often so rudely distract us. This is the perfect place, if you are looking for something rustic (think log cabin), romantic, and cozy. If possible, try to snag a seat near the hearth, but if that is impossible, try to get a table by the front windows. Why? So, you can snuggle up, talk, and “people watch” as you reconnect with your honey.

Top of the Met

Want another way to reconnect with your sweetheart? Well, your wish is my command. Add the the rooftop garden on top of Metropolitan Museum of Art to your list of “must do” “couple” endeavors. Why the museum? Well, because it is different and cool. It is also a conversation starter. In other words, you can look at the exhibits, while discussing your interpretations of them with each other. And, we all know effective communication is one of the keys to a long-lasting relationship. So, don’t forget to check out the rooftop garden with breathtaking views of the park. After spending one day at the museum, I guarantee you will see life and your relationship in a totally different way.

Wave Hill

Have you heard of Wave Hill? If not, you are truly missing out. What’s so great about this place? Well, it is wonderful for couples, who want to rekindle the spark in their relationships. Why? Well, because it consists of a secluded forest plucked right out of one of the fairytale books, you mother used to read to you. Yes, it is that romantic! And, guess what? It is in the heart of New York City! Yay! So, where is this magical place? Well, it’s in the Bronx. So, what exactly is it? Well, it is a 28-acre garden/forest area, where you are surrounded by overflowing flora, witch hazel, and winter-flowering jasmine.

And, if you decide to take a winter wonderland trip to this enchanted garden, the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory is available, right next to the Tropical House, to warm you right up, and delight you with a colorful array of beautiful blooms like its famous orchids. You will automatically feel closer to your significant other as you stroll through the garden and/or conservatory. As you walk-hand-hand, you will be enclosed in beauty, love, and harmony, and how could that not revive your tired and/or neglected relationship.

Brooklyn Boulders

I bet the Brooklyn Boulders is the last place you would think of to renew your commitment to one another, but surprise; it may just be the best place for you and your honey. Why? Well, because it is fun and it can help you and your loved one work on communication, trust, and problem-solving skills. In other words, it has the ability to remind you that you are a team. Repeat after me – T-E-A-M. So, set out to conquer the boulder’s 22,000 square foot wall – together. Help each other out, when one of you lags behind, and encourage each other to keep going when you want to give up. Work together as a team to climb up the wall (without a harness and without being strapped to a rope). Depend on each other – believe in each other – and trust each other. This is an especially fun “couple” activity, if you have never done it before. It can be a way to try new things together, which will help you reconnect. So, climb that wall – you can do it! I have faith in both of you!!!


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Counseling Specialties

  • Interpersonal Issues
  • Marriage Counseling & Couples Therapy
  • Relationship and Intimacy Issues
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Sexual and Emotional Disconnect
  • Infidelity
  • Parenting
  • Fighting and Defensiveness
  • LGBTQ Adults
  • Life & Career Transition
  • Life & Career Transition

NYC Therapist Locations

Relationship Counseling Center
225 West 70th St
New York, NY 10023

Relationship Counseling Center
1201 Broadway, Suite 1003
New York, NY 10001

Relationship Counseling Center
11 Hanover Square, 27 Floor, Suite D
New York, NY 10005

Phone: (917) 477-7172

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User Reviews

Trying to find good couples counseling can be a daunting task.  Our relationship is important to us so we don’t just want your average run of the mill therapist.  I stumbled onto the Relationship Counseling Center website and found a large selection of videos about relationships issues, many where spot on for our relationship.  I

Gary P. April 5, 2015

So, I’ve had what I’ll call “classic” issues with therapy. Until about 18 months ago, I thought that I could just deal with whatever I needed to, without help. Yeah. Then, I had a couple of unsuccessful starts with a couple of other therapists; One who really sucked, and one whose style was more along

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