Dr. Mark Sehl

Marriage and Couples Counseling in New York City: Marriage, couple, individual relationship counseling. New York Psychotherapist NY

New York Psychotherapy for Marriage and Couple Counseling - Relationship Conflicts


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Mark Sehl

Modern Psychoanalysis




Marriage and couple counseling in New York City.

I have been helping people for over 20 years through individual, marriage and couple counseling. I have helped couples and single men and women resolve their conflicts about relationships.

Is the sexual and affectionate part of your relationship missing? Would you like to recapture those times when you and your partner experienced loving, sexual moments? Have you told your partner that?

Would you like to learn to communicate and have acceptance and understanding as an outcome rather than ongoing arguments? Couples often seem to want to prove a point in an argument rather than understand the other person's feelings. Changing your style of communicating can lead to a more satisfying relationship.

Affairs: It is not uncommon for one partner to have an affair at their spouse. Resentments build and instead of directly communicating dissatisfactions, the person leaves a trail of evidence (emails, hotel bills, text messages) pointing to the affair. Direct communication can replace destructive behavior but that needs to be learned.

As you read this some things may feel familiar to you. You are not alone. Most people have conflicts about relationships. For example, in a relationship one could have a conscious wish for a meaningful relationship, but unconsciously there are other impulses that interfere with working toward that outcome. If these conflicts remain out of our awareness it is difficult to resolve relationship problems. Counseling can resolve conflicts by bringing them out in the open.

Self-help books-can they help? They do help identify problems as common to being human and through reading people feel less alone and self-critical. However, since there is "counter will" alongside intention, reading alone will most likely not address the problem.

Call me and give yourself and your partner a chance to learn to build positive communication skills. If you are concerned about how conflicts in your relationship are affecting your children, come in for a consultation. I have even worked with parents and their infants where the infant and parent (s) benefited. An once of prevention is certainly worth avoiding misery down the road.

If your partner does not want to come for a consultation, come in by yourself. This increases the chance of your partner coming.



I work with individuals, couples, and families of all ages, gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. The topics on the drop-down menu to your right may be of interest to you.

My office is conveniently located near the A, F, C, Q, V, 1, 9, and 6 and 4 trains as well as near the PATH train at 6th Ave. and 9th St.

I invite you to call
212-228-3467 or  email me
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Help with Addictive Relationships and Codependency Relationship counseling

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Is coming for therapy a strength or a weakness?

Often people who see me for a consultation have been suffering for some time, have considered therapy, but have postponed this decision because they felt ashamed that they need help.

Shame can be a crippling emotion which frequently interferes with the capacity to have success in work and relationships. Putting words to feelings of shame is a step toward becoming more confident and less inhibited.

Beginning therapy is not a weakness, but a courageous, positive step toward changing repetitive unfulfilling behaviors into a life with more gratification in work, sex, and play.