Couples Therapy
Marriage Counseling

/Couples Therapy
Marriage Counseling
Couples Therapy
Marriage Counseling
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Park Avenue Relationship Counseling - Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling

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Each therapist at Park Avenue Relationship Consultants has an average of 20 to 30 years experience and extensive postgraduate training. Most are credentialed by prestigious professional organizations and are well-qualified to help you.

New York State Society for Clinical Social Workers
International Psychoanalytical Association
American Psychological Association
Association for Marriage and Family

PARC’s therapists can help you with the following issues and more

Improving Communication

Do you or your partner just not talk? Or do you speak, but feel that you are not listened to or are not understood. Many partners can learn to become better communicators and, in the process, strengthen their connection to one another.

Intercultural Issues

17% of new partnerships in the USA today are intercultural. Even though there is greater societal acceptance, couples struggle to understand the values inherent in each other’s cultural backgrounds. Counselling is an excellent way to learn about each other’s background, to develop greater tolerance and respect for individual differences in a safe and neutral therapeutic environment.

Interfaith Issues

These issues often become paramount when raising children and they can cause misunderstanding and tensions between loving partners. Counseling can bring you to a place of understanding and compromise, with each parent respecting the other’s values and beliefs.

Infidelity

Infidelity can be a devastating wound to the injured partner and can destroy your relationship. Almost 50% of these couple’s divorce. Couples therapy is the only way to repair this damage, if it can be repaired at all. Experienced PARC therapists can provide a safe and healing place to address this painful issue and help you get past it.

Financial Issues

Differences about financial priorities are a source of conflict in many marriages. There are several issues. Money is power. Who has the power? Is it the spouse who makes the most money? How are finances distributed? Who has the bank accounts? Who has the investment funds? There can be a lot of tension and much of it may have to do with the partner’s early upbringing and beliefs about money. PARC therapists can help you sort this out so that these issues don’t affect your relationship.

Should We Have Children?

This is an important question that often prevents couples from moving on with their relationship. It is often complicated by issues both partners have difficulty in discussing, such as wishes and needs, doubts and conflicts. These issues can be shared with one another in a supportive atmosphere with an understanding counselor.

Step-Parenting

Step parenting takes a lot of skill. It can be very hard to do. PARC therapists can give you the advice and tips you need in a safe, supportive and neutral environment. Come alone and/or with your partner if at all possible. It will make a big difference in your family life.

Blended Family Issues

Today, it is not uncommon for divorced parents to commit to a relationship with another divorced parent. Both may bring their children from a former marriage into their new relationship, either occasionally, more than occasionally or full time. PARC therapists know how to work with the complicated family situations. Family members can be seen individually, in a small group, or with the blended family as a whole, depending on what is needed at the time.

Divorce and Co-Parenting

Every divorce is a trauma for children no matter how much you try to make it otherwise. That’s why reasonably congenial co-parenting is so essential. Too often the hurt ad anger parents may have felt during a marriage lingers on, dramatically effecting the children. PARC therapists can help you to focus together on the emotional, psychological and practical needs of your children who need to see you working as a team on their behalf. PARC can help you both do what you both actually want to do, that is, to help your children emerge from the divorce in as healthy a way as possible.

In-Law Tensions

It’s not uncommon for a couple’s relationship to suffer when there is friction, overt or covert, between them and one or both sets of parents. There are many reasons for this, including perceived intrusiveness, interference in child rearing, genuine dislike of a particular member of the family. It’s important to get counseling about this issue. PARC often includes in-laws in the mix if the couple requests it.

Sexual Tensions

Bickering and angry conflicts often stand in the way of a joyful and pleasurable sex life, losing the important experience of bonding that could sustain them as a couple. Sometimes individual partners are hiding personal issues of shame and inhibition. Or there may be conflicts around issues such as monogamy, polyamory, open marriage, pornography, bisexuality and other sexual preferences. Our couple’s therapists provide a safe, supportive environment in which to explore sexual issues and resolve conflict.

Constant Bickering

Does it seem as if you and your partner are constantly bickering over trivial issues? What is it about? What is really underneath it? Why is this happening? We can help you get to the bottom of this bickering in a safe, secure and neutral environment.

Emotional Outbursts

Often these outbursts are very upsetting to the partner and children, particularly if these outbursts are psychologically and emotionally assaultive, even if the partner who is prone to emotional outbursts does not have the intention to harm. But harm it does. Partners can be helped if they come into counselling together, explore misunderstandings and find others ways to express frustration and unhappiness.

Empty Nest Marital Issues

The kids are gone and after 20 years, mom and dad are alone together again. It can be a sad, but wonderful relief to have this time together again. Or, old problematic issues between you as a couple or new problematic concerns can arise. This is a good time to take stock of your relationship and move it forward.

Gray Divorce

What do you have to consider if you end a long term marriage towards the latter part of your life? Divorce in the later years has become a more common occurrence, and has to be handled with care and consideration. Seeking help from a knowledgeable therapist at this time is the best way to handle these complicated and often painful issues.

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Park Avenue Relationship Consultants places the highest value on your privacy

When you work with a therapist at Park Avenue Relationship Consultants, your private records never leave our offices unless you specifically request it. To further protect your privacy, we do not accept in-network insurance.

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How to Suggest Counselling to Your Partner

There are issues in your relationship that you wish to discuss, but your partner might not feel the same way or might be wary about counselling. It can be a challenge to press the point. If you face this dilemma, stop by for a consult on your own. PARC therapists often have suggestions as to how you might proceed.

Couples Therapy at Park Avenue Relationship Consultants
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