Couples Therapy Specialist

Rachel Katherine Levy, PhD

Psychologist located in Bronxville, NY & Upper East Side, New York, NY

Relationships don’t simply happen; they’re built on consistent communication, sharing, dealing with conflict productively — and having the skills to make it all happen. Dr. Rachel Katherine Levy has years of experience helping patients repair damaged relationships, teaching strategies and skills that empower them to build and maintain healthy relationships for the long run. To schedule an appointment, use the online booking feature or call one of the offices on the Upper East Side of New York City and in Bronxville, New York.

Couples Therapy Q & A

What types of couples benefit from therapy?

Every person enters relationships with their own skills, challenges, behavioral habits, and past experiences that collectively determine how they communicate and interact with others. With all these variables, conflict is inevitable, which means that every type of relationship can potentially benefit from therapy.

When problems arise and you can’t find solutions, it doesn’t matter if your relationships include spouses, life partners, parents, children, friends, siblings, or employers. Dr. Levy offers the support and guidance you need to help resolve problems in your relationships.

Sometimes couples therapy must include all the people involved, whether as a group or individually. In some cases, however, you can get individual counseling to help with a relationship problem. For example, you may want to clarify your personal issues before pursuing a divorce. Individual counseling also works if you have an employer/employee problem or you struggle with other authority figures.

What challenges motivate people to seek couples therapy?

You may not understand how your relationship went into a downward spiral; you only know that every day is filled with arguments. Sometimes persistent daily stress quietly builds up until you’re on overload and start to take it out on your partner. You may discover your partner had an affair, or you could be at a loss for dealing with an oppositional child.

There are many possible challenges that disrupt relationships and bring people in for counseling. Here are a few more examples:

  • Broken trust
  • Frequent arguments
  • Poor communication
  • Emotional abuse
  • Stress of a major life event
  • Loss of emotional intimacy
  • Dysfunctional interaction when angry

No matter what type of challenge you face in your relationship, you can depend on Dr. Levy’s guidance and expertise in couples therapy.

What should I expect from couples therapy?

Couples therapy is structured to meet the goals that are important to each person. You may want to learn to communicate with one another, restore a broken connection, or use your counseling sessions as a safe place for making a critical decision.

During couples therapy, you can learn to identify deep beliefs, experiences, and habits, and learn how these ingrained patterns influence your interactions. You’ll learn how to take responsibility for improving the relationship, resolve conflicts, change your expectations, if needed, and develop strategies for stronger relationships.

Dr. Levy uses her extensive training and expertise in many types of cognitive, psychodynamic, and behavioral therapies to develop customized treatment that perfectly meets your needs.

If you’re ready to get your relationship back on track, call Dr. Rachel Katherine Levy or schedule an appointment online.