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 specializes in psychology and practices in Delmar, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Pats include depression, infertility, and phobias. Dr. Pats takes Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. David Steindorf practices psychology. Dr. Steindorf's areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and narrative therapy. He accepts MVP Health Care, ValueOptions, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Ellis practices psychology and counseling. These areas are among Dr. Ellis's clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. He honors several insurance carriers, including ValueOptions, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. He welcomes new patients.

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

Ms. Lorrie Golden specializes in counseling. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, life transitions, and stress management. Ms. Golden is an in-network provider for MVP Health Care, Health Net, Cigna, and more.

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

Dr. Myrna Friedlander practices family therapy, psychology, and counseling in Delmar, NY. Her clinical interests include feminist therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and narrative therapy. Dr. Friedlander accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured and United Healthcare insurance. In addition to English, she speaks French. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Social Work
4 Executive Park Drive
Albany, NY
 

Mr. Reid McCauley specializes in social work. These areas are among Mr. McCauley's clinical interests: existential psychotherapy, gestalt therapy, and grief. He accepts Magellan Health Services, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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.
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