pSYCHOTHERAPY FOR iNDIVIDUALS & cOUPLES

STEPHANIE MANES, LCSW



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COUPLES COUNSELING

BUILDING BETTER RELATIONSHIPS

Challenges in long-term relationships are inevitable. But they are also a chance to learn more about each other and ultimately yourself. Rather than look at your struggles as an abnormality or as another problem to be solved, I approach these challenges as an opportunity to create deeper connection in your relationship and to enrich your experience of love and commitment. In our work together, I will help you:

  • Communicate in ways that fosters clarity, connection, and empathy
  • Learn to navigate conflict
  • Create more mutual understanding and effective problem solving
  • Strengthen your bonds of friendship and intimacy
  • Heal the wounds of disconnection, disappointment, and betrayal to clear a path for a stronger relationship

Common issues in couples therapy:

  • Chronic conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Sexual intimacy
  • Infertility
  • Physical and mental illness
  • Financial problems
  • Premarital concerns
  • Divorce, remarriage and blended families
  • Life transitions (from new parenthood to loss of empty nesting)
  • Cultural and religious differences
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Loving with ADHD

BREAK-UP, SEPARATION AND DIVORCE

Couples therapy isn’t just for people who want to find a better way to be together. Some couples may not be sure whether they should stay together at all. Knowing the right thing to do can feel impossible when emotions like fear, anger, sadness are running high. And sometimes there are children involved, making the question that much more complicated and frightening. I offer clients a calm and supportive environment where both people can address these issues in a safe and sane way. Working in joint and individual sessions, I can help you navigate confusion, fear, and doubt so you can make decisions that feel sound and healthy. Through the process, my clients arrive at a place where they feel confident in their decisions and are free from the resentments and hostility or panic and insecurity that usually come with these relationship decisions. For those who decide to end a relationship where children are involved, I help you work through complex co-parenting issues so that damage is minimized and the best interest of the whole family can be protected nurtured, including:

  • Family Systems Theory
  • Gottman therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness and Compassion
  • Theories of Attachment and Neuroscience

COUPLES THERAPY TRAINING AND EXPERTISE

I have extensive training and experience as a couples therapist. I am an Ackerman Institute Certified Couples and Family Therapist and have advanced training in other important research based modalities. My work incorporates a variety of approaches and influences, in each case, customized to your needs and goals, including:

  • Family Systems Theory
  • Gottman therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness and Compassion
  • Theories of Attachment and Neuroscience

Stephanie Manes, LCSW

Stephanie Manes, LCSW

646.729.6861

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