We found 6 providers with an interest in couples therapy and who accept United Healthcare near Albany, NY.

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Dr. Barbara Farrell Pats, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
413 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY
 

Dr. Barbara Pats is a psychologist in Delmar, NY. These areas are among Dr. Pats's clinical interests: depression, infertility, and phobias. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. David R Steindorf, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
732 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY
 

Dr. David Steindorf works as a psychologist. Dr. Steindorf's areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and narrative therapy. He is an in-network provider for MVP Health Care, ValueOptions, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Michael V Ellis, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
1a Pine West Plaza
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Michael Ellis is a psychologist and counselor. These areas are among his clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. Dr. Ellis is an in-network provider for ValueOptions, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Counseling
1 Pinnacle Place; Suite 200
Albany, NY
 

Ms. Lorrie Golden's specialty is counseling. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, life transitions, and stress management. MVP Health Care, Health Net, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Golden honors.

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology, Counseling
10 North Street
Delmar, NY
 

Dr. Myrna Friedlander practices family therapy, psychology, and counseling. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedlander include feminist therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and narrative therapy. Dr. Friedlander honors Self-Pay/Uninsured and United Healthcare insurance. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Friedlander speaks French.

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Specializes in Social Work
4 Executive Park Drive
Albany, NY
 

Mr. Reid McCauley's specialty is social work. Areas of expertise for Mr. McCauley include existential psychotherapy, gestalt therapy, and grief. Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Mr. McCauley honors.

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What is Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy refers to a specific type of counseling where relationship issues are the focus of the treatment. It used to be referred to as marriage counseling and still may be called that in many places, but because participants are not always married to each other, couples therapy is a more accurate name.

Closely related to family therapy, couples therapy is a type of counseling that seeks to help couples improve their relationship. A therapist may teach each partner in the relationship specific skills, such as managing or expressing their emotions, conflict resolution, communication skills, and problem solving. Both people in the couple need to be committed to learning new skills themselves as well as putting effort into supporting the relationship. The typical goals of couples therapy are to decrease conflict, unhappiness, and resentment, as well as increase communication, intimacy, and connection.

Couples therapy may be offered privately, at a university, or in a group practice. It is usually short-term therapy, lasting a few weeks until the participants have learned new skills and have the ability to repair their relationship. Its effectiveness depends on the willingness of both participants to commit to therapy and make the relationship a priority. For many couples it can be extremely helpful.