THERAPY, MARRIAGE COUNSELING,
SEX THERAPY, pre-marital counseling, pre-marriage
coaching, and solution-focused
relationship counseling in New York City and World-Wide
The various forms of couples counseling, marriage counseling,
couples therapy, sex therapy, pre-marriage counseling and couples anger
management are especially effective when using
the medication-free methods and holistic concepts
of natural psychotherapy.
So whether your problems are minor, moderate, or
severe, the Couples Counseling Center of Drs. Eric and Miriam
Riss, can help you.
Natural and holistic relationship counseling, couples therapy, and
marriage counseling will make it possible for you to find the most
constructive and realistic solutions. Solutions that work and that are truly in
your best interest!
TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT to find such positive
just phone us: 212-988-4700 or 212-737-7683.
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BUILDING LOVE, TRUST AND JOY
The focus of this holistic treatment and
therapy is to seek - honestly and gently - new perspectives and new ways of interaction
in order to build (or re-build) love, trust and joy in the couple's ways
And the building of love, trust, joy and spiritual
closeness is, of course, important
and focused on
in natural therapy whether the individuals in the relationship are straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual,
Whether a couple is living together or
separately, unmarried, or married for a short or long time, without
children, or with children and family - love, trust,
and joy are what it's all about.
Differences in life-styles, as well as multi-cultural, multi-national,
multi-religious issues often interfere in couple interaction.
They may interfere with mutual respect,
and with mutual acceptance of each other's unique ways of thinking and doing
Therefore, in natural couples counseling such
differences are always treated constructively - as sources of mutual
enrichment and mutual inspiration
rather than as sources of conflict.
Religious differences, conflicts and problems that couples may have are
creatively resolved for all major faiths: Protestant, Catholic, Jewish,
Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Humanist, Atheist, etc.
At the Marriage Counseling and Couples
Therapy Center your issues are dealt with in solution-focused
The pluses and minuses of traditional marriage,
gay marriage, open and polyamorous marriage, as well as issues of
family interaction and anger management problems are
explored. And, once understood, they are effectively resolved by means of
problem-solving, creative and practical approaches.
FOR CONTACT INFORMATION for effective Couples Counseling and Marriage
Counseling please click here.
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WHAT IS ALWAYS INCLUDED
In order to develop and
maintain LOVE, TRUST, INTIMACY and JOY in the relationship, the following are always included:
management, anger management, relationship therapy, cognitive
therapy, conflict resolution, communication improvement
and intimacy enhancement.
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THE SEXUALLY AND
SPIRITUALLY CLOSE JOYFUL LIFE
As couples start achieving true caring for
themselves as well as the other, they become
bring long-term joyful closeness and spiritual communion into their lives.
In-depth and wide-ranging holistic natural sex therapy works in the
Sexual passion and erotic excitement which may have died due to inner
resentments, anger or guilt, come alive again.
Sexual conflicts, sexual inhibitions, sexual addictions, compulsions and
obsessions are always dealt with in constructive ways. And as they
come to be understood, they can become resolved through sex counseling
and holistic natural sex therapy.
Sexual attraction and erotic excitement return or get awakened for the first
Sex ceases to be a source of tension and
conflict and becomes a source of mutual joy!
And, mutual sexual attraction, joyful intimacy, and spiritual closeness not only stay, but grow and become more
and more exciting!
Find out how, through natural sex therapy, you can
successfully resolve your sexual and relationship issues; how both of you can actually develop, and
maintain, a deeply satisfying life
with each other!
TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT,
please click here.
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HOW DO NATURAL COUPLES COUNSELING AND
COUPLES THERAPY ACTUALLY WORK?
1) THEY BRING GREATER AWARENESS AND NEW WAYS:
The natural approaches of couples counseling and
pre-marital counseling, marriage counseling and family therapy
becoming aware of and then learning how to:
(1) give up old,
automatic and destructive false beliefs, habits, and viewpoints
(2) substitute creative, realistic and
positive ways of thinking, behaving and communicating.
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The main aims of a natural and holistic psychotherapist,
couples counselor, marriage
counselor, sex therapist or family therapist are to help each person achieve
emotional balance and also balance in one's interactions with others.
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NEW WAYS OF RELATING
In natural therapy, most couples and families with relationship problems - even the
most severe and distressing - learn how to make actual
positive changes in their interactions and how to actually develop
new ways of relating
to each other:
In relationship therapy they learn why it is
always important to be both honest and kind to
And in order to be able to achieve
such interaction, they learn how to consistently:
calmly and honestly
Regularly (i.e. 24/7) be very loving,
very gentle, and consistently kind to each other!
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2) NATURAL COUPLES THERAPY and MARRIAGE
COUNSELING ALSO INCLUDE EFFECTIVE RESOLUTION OF PERSONAL ISSUES:
Emotionally charged, personal issues and negative
habits that may interfere with good
interactions can also be explored AND RESOLVED through individual, personal
psychotherapy sessions, in addition to the joint couples or family sessions.
For such individual therapy sessions
please click here.
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In natural and holistic couples therapy or
pre-marital counseling each person learns how to develop new perspectives and
increase constructive styles of living with each other.
In these very positive and practical treatments of relationship
and marital problems each person learns how to
maintain her or his
individuality while moving from the concept of just "I" to the new
concept of "We."
Couples start to give up, often constant, fighting
and arguing and learn how to substitute calm communication and
productive problem solving.
Each person learns how to take the
perspective of the other and enhance the capacity to make joint,
practical decisions that consider and respect one's own desires
as the desires of the other.
And also, on matters that concern both partners,
unilateral decisions are abandoned as rational, creative and joint decision-making becomes the regular way.
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3) The FOCUS in all couples therapy and
all marriage counseling at the Center is ON THE PRESENT and
ON THE ABSENCE OF BLAME:
In natural holistic therapy couples find out - often, for the first time - how
liberating it is to give up regret, blame and emotional outbursts.
They learn how to become truly honest
and intimate with each other: how to relate to each other
lovingly and calmly in the here and now:
Without emotional regrets over a past
that cannot be changed, worry about a
future that is always unknown, or adherence to an imaginary ideal
in the present that is unrealistic.
4) GIVING UP PERFECTIONISM:
In natural couples therapy and marital therapy both learn how to give up
perfectionism and actually not to worry at all when they make mistakes!
In fact, in this effective relationship therapy
they discover the benefits of learning
from mistakes, rather than becoming upset by
And most important, they learn to welcome
awareness of mistakes and faults in oneself or one's partner, since such awareness
is always an opportunity for constructive change and growth.
By engaging in this constructive treatment of their
relationship they learn how to focus on and actually practice positive and mutually satisfying actions in the present.
***They practice stopping three
habits that have caused them so much suffering and grief:
regret, worry, and
blame of self or blame of others.***
All couples - whether straight or LGBT - learn and then practice how to resolve
their common relationship problems in the most effective
and most practical ways.
As a result of natural therapy's emphasis on not
expecting perfection in themselves or their partner, as well as on
being loving in the present, they
discover how they can actually attain and maintain a
caring, intimate, and erotically enriching and an exciting long-term
relationship with each other!
5) SCHEDULING an APPOINTMENT
for holistic COUPLES THERAPY, COUPLES COUNSELING, SEX THERAPY, MARRIAGE
COUNSELING and FAMILY THERAPY:
To schedule an effective couples counseling and
couples therapy session
just click here.
general information about natural, holistic psychotherapy,
please click here.)
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important thing is to get
started on a road to a more
satisfying life together!