We found 4 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pats include depression, infertility, and phobias. Dr. Pats honors 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's specialty is psychology. His clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and narrative therapy. He honors MVP Health Care, ValueOptions, Anthem, and more. Dr. Steindorf is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Ellis specializes in psychology and counseling. His areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. He takes several insurance carriers, including ValueOptions, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. Dr. Ellis is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Myrna Friedlander is a family therapist, psychologist, and counselor in Delmar, NY. Dr. Friedlander is conversant in French. Her clinical interests include feminist therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and narrative therapy. She honors Self-Pay/Uninsured and United Healthcare insurance. She welcomes new patients.

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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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