When you make the decision to commit to couples counseling in NYC, the Citron Hennessey Therapy team is here to guide you every step of the way. Our licensed psychotherapists are trained well beyond recognized industry standards, and we have a fantastic client support team too.
Understanding what to expect can help alleviate any apprehension and allow you to fully embrace the transformative process ahead. At Citron Hennessey, we make the process as painless as possible so you can start making positive progress immediately. We focus on easy scheduling, simple payment, and seamless communication. Here’s an overview of what you can expect from our New York couples counseling services.
Find the Right Match
We know the importance of finding the right couples counselor. New York City life is full of unique challenges, and we believe it’s essential that your therapist understands your circumstances and how your day-to-day routine and the demands of Big Apple life affect your relationship.
You can start your search on our website by reading more about our team and filling in a short online questionnaire to find the right therapist for you. With over 30 dedicated therapists — all carefully selected for their compassion, insight, and education — you’ll be in great hands with whomever you choose.
However, to make the matching process more precise, we’ll ask for your input so you can set preferences about your therapist and their availability. Examples include the flexibility to request:
- Weekday or weekend therapy
- Daytime or evening therapy
- A female, male, or non-binary therapist
- An LGBTQ+ therapist
- A therapist of color
In Person vs. Remote
Before you schedule a consultation, you’ll need to decide between in-person or remote sessions. If you’re looking for in-person therapy, you don’t need to worry about the clinical environment. Our comfortable and welcoming suites at our Madison Avenue offices look more like a spa than a doctor’s office, as our priority is always making you feel as relaxed as possible when you visit us for an appointment.
However, we understand that life gets busy and sometimes remote sessions just fit into your schedule better. Talking with a therapist online alleviates additional stress caused by having to take time off work or find childcare. Besides, depending on where you’re traveling from to attend couples counseling, New York traffic or transport networks might not work well with your schedule. Plus, there may be some circumstances where it’s just easier to talk online. For example, if you or your partner suffer from social anxiety or one of you has a chronic illness or physical disability, online therapy provides much more flexibility.
Your Initial Consultation
Once you’ve found a therapist and decided on the session type that’s right for you, we’ll schedule an initial consultation so you and your partner can meet with them to discuss your concerns, goals, and expectations. At Citron Hennessey, we value the importance of a strong therapeutic alliance, and our emotionally intelligent clinicians offer a diverse range of evidence based therapeutic styles. So, this is also your opportunity to assess whether the therapist you’ve chosen is the right fit for you and your partner going forward.
Assessment and Goal Setting
Once you’ve decided to move forward with your chosen therapist, the next phase involves an in-depth assessment of your relationship. Our couples therapy specialists use a range of techniques including interviews, questionnaires, and discussions to gain a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics and challenges you face in your partnership. Together, you’ll set specific goals that will serve as a roadmap for your therapy journey. Your therapist will tailor their approach to match your specific needs, ensuring you receive the care that best aligns with your goals and expectations.
Start Therapy Sessions
At Citron Hennessey, our therapists are highly skilled at helping couples improve communication, resolve conflicts, rebuild trust, and foster a deeper emotional connection. Honesty and transparency are vital to achieving your goals. So throughout your journey, your therapist will create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can both express yourselves openly. They will facilitate productive conversations, guide you through exercises and interventions, and provide tools and strategies to help you address the specific challenges you’re looking to overcome.