Marriage CounselingLong Island City

North Brooklyn Therapy is now proud to be providing marriage counseling from their sister offices in Long Island City. For patients living near the East River in Queens, this location offers convenience so you’ll no longer have to commute across the city for therapy sessions. Expect the same great care and marriage counseling from some of the top therapy professionals in New York City. Call the office to schedule your appointment or book online today.

Marriage Counseling—Long Island City

What is Marriage Counseling?

Marriage counseling is also known as couples counseling. This is important because you don’t need to be married to benefit from this therapy. Marriage counseling is about improving your relationship with your significant other, therefore it can also benefit those exploring the option of getting married, those beginning a new relationship, and LBGTQ couples. 

Marriage counseling is a type of psychotherapy used to navigate conflicts and improve relationships. At marriage therapy in Long Island City, you’ll meet with some of the top counselors in Queens. 

Marriage counseling usually involves both partners in the relationship, but if one partner is unwilling or unable to attend, couples counseling can still proceed with only one partner. 

How Long is The Marriage Counseling Process?

It depends on your relationship and specific situation. After a consultation with your therapist, you will have a better idea of how many sessions will be best for you. Generally, marriage counseling is a short term form of therapy.  

What Relationship Issues Does Marriage Counseling Help With?

No matter the issue you’re experiencing in your relationship, marriage counseling can help. Some of the most common include:

  • Issues with how to raise children
  • Sexual dysfunction or lack of interest
  • Communication issues
  • Addiction and substance abuse
  • Anger problems
  • Infidelity 

Call the therapy team at the Long Island City location to see if marriage therapy is right for you.

What Should I Expect at Marriage Counseling Sessions?

Before beginning marriage counseling it’s a good idea to know what to expect. Be ready to communicate openly and honestly. This means you need to be willing to truthfully discuss both the positive and negative aspects of your relationship. 

At times it might be difficult to talk about certain subjects. Trust your therapist to ease your way into tough conversations. These discussions might bring up strong emotions. At times there might be some yelling and crying. Your marriage counselor will help you sort through these emotions. 

You need to be prepared to take what you learn in therapy and apply it while at home. Just like any other skill, it takes practice to master. Practicing what you learn at home might be difficult at first, but with a dedicated mindset, it will begin to feel second nature. 

Keep in mind that additional medical care might be needed. Often this often the case in instances of substance abuse. Before addressing your relationship issues, the body and mind needs to be free of addiction.

How Effective is Marriage Counseling?

Marriage counseling results to a happy couple

Marriage counseling is quite effective as long as both partners take the process seriously. This means that both partners need to take responsibility for their actions, both negative and positive. Relationship struggles don’t happen in a vacuum, therefore both partners have played a role in its current state. 

It’s important not to enter into marriage counseling expecting your therapist will fix all of your problems. Your counselor will help point out aspects you both need to work on, but it is up to you and your partner to actually make the changes. 

Marriage counseling also tends to be more effective when partners begin the process at the first signs of trouble. Couples that wait sometimes have more difficulty finding the benefits of couples therapy because negative feelings have been ignored or reacted upon in ways that aren’t beneficial to long-term relationship success. 

How to Get to The Long Island City location

The Long Island City location is conveniently located near several Queens area public transportation stops. Nearby subway lines include:

  • Court Square-23 St Station (E/G/M/7)
  • Queensboro Plaza (7/N/W)

If you prefer to arrive via city bus, many bus lines and stops are located within a few blocks of the office. These bus lines include:

  • 21 St/44 Dr (B32, B62, Q67, Q69)
  • 44 Dr/21 St (B32, B62, Q67, Q69)
  • 11 St/45 Av (B62, Q32, Q67, Q69)

Another great aspect of Long Island City is how bike-friendly it is. There are plenty of Citi Bike shares near the office, including:

  • 44 Dr & 21 St
  • 21 St & 43 Ave
  • 9 St & 44 Rd

No matter how you choose how to arrive at your appointment, this conveniently located option can accommodate you from anywhere in the Queens area. 

If you are looking for marriage counseling in the Queens area, look no further than the newest office in Long Island City. Couples counseling can be the first step in repairing your relationship or to keep it strong and thriving. Call the office today to set up your consultation. You can also book your appointment online.