Singles Counseling and Therapy on Long Island
Often when people talk about therapy for relationships, they talk about couples counseling. But the implication is that to go to couples counseling, you have to have a “couple.” That’s not exactly the case.
Couples counseling is about more than saving a relationship. It is about learning more about yourself – your attractions, your habits, your history, and what lead you to be the person you are today. Throughout Long Island couples counseling, you evaluate yourself.
The potential benefits that these have to your relationship are not limited to couples. Indeed, singles find that individual relationship counseling helps to give them an incredible perspective of their relationships past and present, and give them guidance about how to have more successful and fulfilling relationships in the future.
If you’re a single person looking for help better understanding yourself and your relationships, contact Long Island psychologists Dr. Marc Goldberg and Dr. Atara Wertentheil today.
What’s Involved in Singles Therapy?
Psychotherapy for singles is not unlike what one would learn if they were meeting individually to discuss their relationship. Indeed, You can often learn more about yourself when you’re single, and you have the time and perspective to understand and love yourself.
Throughout singles counseling, we look at the many different factors that led to your most recent and past relationships (and your behaviors and experiences within them), including:
- Family of Origin Issues – Your upbringing, familiar experiences, and more all can contribute to how you see relationships and what you experience within relationships. We explore these at length to give you more understanding of your relationship cycles and preferences.
- Your Attractions – Many different factors cause us to build our attractions, and determine who we seek out as mates. We explore what may have built your attractions, as well as what you may be looking for and what is best for you.
- Your Habits and Behaviors – Everyone contributes to relationships in their own ways, and develops their own habits when inside them. We’ll explore some of your own habits or behaviors that have caused problems both finding relationships and maintaining them.
We’ll also look at developing skills to create relationships that are more than simply filling a need, or based on some type of dependency issue. We’ll help you see how to find someone that will enhance your life.
Psychotherapy for a Better Sense of Self
Being single is also a great time to focus on other issues that may be troubling you. If you have stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, or any challenges that would benefit from psychotherapy, we can address those as well. Maintaining better mental health will not only help you with your dating life – it will also help you when you’re in a relationship as well.
Relationships are only part of what makes a happy life. If you’re single, whether or not you’re dating, this often provides an opportunity to focus on what will make your life more positive and satisfying. As psychologists, our goal is for all of our clients to have happier lives in every facet, and our singles counseling service is one way we’re able to offer that.
Singles Counseling on Long Island with Dr. Marc Shulman and Dr. Atara Wertentheil
There is nothing wrong with being single. But it does represent a fantastic opportunity to learn more about yourself, especially if you have either had trouble finding relationships/attracting mates, or have struggled to meet the right people or find relationships that are truly fulfilling.
There is so much you can learn about you, and so much to building successful relationships that start when you’re single. That’s what we try to offer in our psychotherapy for single adults. Based on Long Island, we have offices in Garden City, Lawrence, and Rockville Centre, NY so that you have someone you can talk to right nearby.
If you’re interested in discovering more about yourself, contact Long Island couples counselors Dr. Marc Shulman and Dr. Atara Wertentheil today at (516) 732-0273. We’re also more than happy to talk about what we can do within our psychology practice, and how we can help you with your relationships and your long term happiness.