Dr. Sylvia Gindy, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Tal Gershon, LMHC
Mental Health Counselor
Valerie Graf, LMSW
Licensed Master Social Worker
Flor Villagrán, LMHC
Mental Health Counselor
Adeyemi Aladenika, LMHC
Mental Health Counselor
Fostering Healthy Connections
Relationship therapy at Looking Glass NYC is an invaluable resource for couples looking to strengthen your bond and work through any issues that may arise. Whether you are in a long-term relationship or just starting out with your new romantic partner, relationship counseling can help you and your partner build a healthier, more fulfilling connection.
At Looking Glass NYC, we specialize in providing expert relationship therapy services to couples in New York City and beyond. Our team of experienced counselors and therapists are dedicated to helping couples identify and address any issues they may be facing. We offer complimentary consultations so that couples can get a better understanding of our services before committing to them.
We also provide individual counseling sessions for those who need help sorting out their own feelings or working through personal issues that may be impacting their relationships. From communication skills to conflict resolution, our counselors are here to help you navigate any challenges you may be facing.
At Looking Glass NYC, we understand how important it is for couples to have a strong foundation on which to build their relationships. That’s why we strive to provide comprehensive counseling services that will help you and your partner work through any issues you may face and create lasting bonds of love and trust. Let’s get started!
What is Relationship Therapy?
Relationship therapy is a form of counseling that helps couples and individuals improve their relationships. It was developed in the early 20th century by psychotherapists who sought to provide a safe space for couples to discuss their issues and learn new ways of communicating. Over the years, relationship therapy has become increasingly popular as people seek out professional help to strengthen their relationships.
Relationship therapy can be highly effective when it comes to improving communication, resolving conflicts, and deepening emotional connections between romantic partners. Studies have shown that couples who receive relationship therapy report higher levels of satisfaction with their relationships than those who do not. The success rate of relationship therapy varies depending on the couple’s commitment to the process of going through therapy together, but many couples report positive outcomes after just a few sessions.
Relationship therapy typically consists of talking about issues in the relationship, exploring each partner’s feelings and perspectives, learning new communication skills, and developing strategies for resolving conflicts. It is important for both partners to be open and honest during these sessions so that they can work together towards a common goal.
Relationship therapy is so helpful because it provides an opportunity for couples to gain insight into themselves and their partner in order to better understand each other’s needs and wants. By learning how to communicate more effectively, couples can build stronger relationships that are based on trust and mutual respect.
Signs Relationship Therapy Could Help You
Relationships can be complicated and will almost always encounter ups and downs, and sometimes it’s helpful to seek outside help. If you’re wondering if it may be time to seek relationship therapy with your romantic partner, there are a few signs that may indicate it’s a good time to try it out.
One of the most common signs that relationship therapy could be of benefit to your relation is when communication between you and your partner’s communication has become strained or difficult. If conversations often end in arguments or with one of you shutting down and leaving, it could be a sign that you need help communicating more effectively.
Another sign is if one of you has betrayed the other’s trust in some way. This could include anything from lying about something important to having an affair. It’s important to address these issues head on with the help of a professional therapist who can guide you both through the process of rebuilding trust.
If your relationship consists mostly of negative interactions such as bickering, one-upping each other, or arguing, this could also be an indication that couples therapy would be beneficial for both of you.
It can also be helpful to seek counseling before making major life decisions together such as moving in together, getting engaged or married, or having children. A therapist can help ensure that both partners are on the same page and have discussed all possible outcomes before taking any big steps forward in their relationship.
Finally, if either you or your partner are feeling resentful towards the other for any reason, this could also be an indication that couples therapy would be beneficial for each party involved. Resentment can build up over time and lead to further issues down the line if you don’t address it properly.
If any of these signs sound familiar to you and your partner, it may be a good idea to consider seeking relationship therapy with a qualified professional who can provide guidance and support throughout your journey together.
Seek Relationship Therapy
Relationships are an integral part of our lives, shaping our experiences, emotions, and overall well-being. However, navigating the complexities of relationships can sometimes be challenging, leading to misunderstandings, conflicts, and emotional distress. If you find yourself relating to any of the issues discussed on this page or feel that your relationship could benefit from professional guidance, we encourage you to consider relationship counseling at Looking Glass NYC.
Our experienced therapists at Looking Glass NYC are dedicated to helping individuals and couples strengthen their relationships, foster deeper connections, and develop healthier communication patterns. We believe that every relationship has the potential to thrive when provided with the right support and tools for growth.
Through relationship counseling, you can expect to:
- Gain insights into your relationship dynamics and patterns
- Develop effective communication skills and strategies
- Enhance emotional intimacy and trust
- Resolve conflicts in a constructive manner
- Foster personal growth and self-awareness
Remember, seeking help is not a sign of weakness; it demonstrates your commitment to nurturing your relationship and investing in its future. By reaching out to Looking Glass NYC, you’re taking the first step towards a more fulfilling and harmonious partnership.
Don’t let relationship challenges stand in the way of your happiness. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover the transformative power of relationship counseling. Together, we will embark on a journey towards enhanced emotional well-being, deeper connections, and a brighter future for you and your loved ones.
What should I expect from my first therapy session?
During your first session, your therapist will ask you questions to get to know you and understand your reasons for coming to therapy. Your therapist will want to learn about your history, what’s going on with you now, and learn about what you want to get out of therapy. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask them questions about how therapy works so you know what to expect.
How long will I be in therapy for?
The amount of time therapy takes is different for each person. If you’re dealing with a short-term stressor that you want resolved, that will typically take less time than a problem you’ve been dealing with for a long while. For some, therapy is short-term, taking just a few months until they are satisfied with their progress. For others, therapy will become a part of their routine, helping them manage ongoing concerns in their life and having a safe outlet for them to explore themselves, their patterns, and understand themselves on a deeper level.
Virtual therapy: How does it work?
With the rise in virtual therapy, it makes sense to want to know more about how it works. Research shows that virtual therapy has the same benefits as therapy that takes place face-to-face. Virtual therapy is an effective way to fit therapy into your busy schedule, as it allows you to talk to your therapist in the comfort of your own home. With virtual therapy, you avoid the hurdles that can happen with face-to-face appointments, such as scheduling conflicts, traffic, and travel time. In order to make the most of your virtual session, meet with your therapist in a private space in your home and have a good internet connection.
How do I pick the right therapist for me?
You’ve decided to take that next step and start therapy, and it can feel overwhelming to decide on a therapist. That’s why we offer a complimentary consultation call with a Looking Glass Intake Coordinator to help you make an informed choice. Every therapist has different strengths and styles that they bring to sessions. When you are in the process of selecting a therapist, talk to your coordinator about what you want to get out of therapy so you can rest assured that you are matched with the right person for you. After all, therapy is all about creating a space where you feel comfortable to open up, so finding a therapist that you click with is the first step on your journey!
How do I know if therapy is working?
Starting from your first session, you and your therapist will talk about what you want to get out of therapy. You may come in with a very specific goal or you may use therapy as a space to talk about ongoing events in your life. Regardless of your therapy goals, your therapist will create a comfortable space for you to talk about how therapy is going so you are both on the same page about the process. Ultimately, you will get more out of therapy if you are willing to put more into it. Growth takes place when you are willing to reflect on yourself and take what you are learning during sessions out into the world with you. Below are a few signs of progress that clients typically note:
- You start noticing that your symptoms (anxiety, depression, panic attacks, etc.) are less frequent or intense than before.
- You’re able to function better at work, school, or in your personal relationships.
- You start to find that you have a better understanding of yourself, your feelings, and your behaviors. You’ve gained insights and are making connections that you didn’t make before.
- You might be using new coping skills that you’ve learned in therapy and they’re helping in your daily life.
- People close to you may tell you that they have noticed positive changes.
Do you accept my health insurance?
Looking Glass Psychology is Out-of-Network with health insurances. If you have an Out-of-Network or PPO insurance plan, your insurance will refund a large portion of each session, as long as you have met your Out-of-Network deductible. After each appointment, we’ll supply you with a receipt called a superbill or reimbursement form. To submit for a partial refund, simply log into your health insurance portal to enter the information listed on your superbill. If you have an Out-of-Network plan and have met your Out-of-Network deductible, your health plan will mail the partial refund in the form of a check to your home a few weeks after each appointment. Questions? Email info@LookingGlassNYC.com or chat with us live during business hours by clicking the “Message Us” button on this page.
When can I book an appointment with you?
Your appointment request is our top priority, so we’ll get you on the schedule as soon as possible – no waitlists, and no hassle. Many of our clinicians offer both in-person and video appointments in the early morning, afternoon, late evening, or even weekends. To request an appointment, click the following link: https://lookingglassnyc.clientsecure.me or chat with us live during business hours by texting (646) 350-2202. Prefer a phone call? Contact us today by calling (646) 760-3399.