Marriage Counseling and Relationship Therapy

Rona Okin, LCSW · Psychotherapist · NYC

 Marriage is an excuse for all hell to break loose.
— Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

In New York City? Seeking:

  • Marriage counseling
  • Relationship counselors
  • Couples therapy
  • Relationship advice

Marriages and non-married relationships alike, like life, can sometimes feel like rocky roads. However, they also hold the promise and potential for much joy, happiness, and fulfillment in life. When you feel blocked in communicating or finding the level of closeness you desire with your mate, over time therapy can become the “container” — the safe, supportive space which allows you as a couple to create the answers to your relationship dilemmas.

First within, then without…
Couples come to psychotherapy with me to develop more emotional fluency and greater intimacy as well as clearer communication. It’s a psycholgical reality that the deeper we go within ourselves, the more we can be emotionally present with another human being. Relationship work is an invitation to allow this growth to occur for both partners and to identify anything that is a hindrance to growth.

Marriage Counseling & Couples Therapy in NYC: How I Can Help
Just as you cannot neglect regular maintenance of other parts of your life, neglecting your connection with each other is a setup for the relationship to falter. One longitudinal study at the University of Washington has concluded that successful couples spend a minimum of five hours per week focused on the relationship. It is crucial to create time for the relationship; It won’t hold on its own. Coming to couples psychotherapy signifies a commitment to your relationship’s growth and survival. From week to week as you participate together in therapy you begin to be able to experience greater trust and faith in each other’s good intentions and to prioritize your relationship in a way that yields many dividends in terms of closeness, satisfaction, and love.

Take Action – Call 212-734-6546
My psychotherapy office is on New York City’s Upper East Side. I welcome couples of all backgrounds to my practice.

I welcome you to experience the feeling of support and relief that psychotherapy can bring.