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 is a psychologist. Dr. Pats's clinical interests include depression, infertility, and phobias. She honors Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
732 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY

Dr. David Steindorf practices psychology in Albany, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and narrative therapy. Dr. Steindorf is in-network for MVP Health Care, ValueOptions, and Anthem, as well as 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' specialties are psychology and counseling. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ellis include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. Dr. Ellis is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including ValueOptions, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Myrna Friedlander's areas of specialization are family therapy, psychology, and counseling; she sees patients in Delmar, NY. She speaks French. Her areas of expertise include the following: feminist therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and narrative therapy. Dr. Friedlander accepts the following insurance: Self-Pay/Uninsured and United Healthcare. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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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