Couples Therapy


Located in Manhattan in the Garment District and near Penn Station

People often believe that building a caring, supportive, and intimate relationship comes naturally, until problems arise and they realize they’re not prepared for the emotional and social work it takes. That’s when they can turn to compassionate therapist Ann Green, NP, at Psych Options NYC (located in Manhattan, in the heart of the Garment District and near Penn Station). The office offers both in person and virtual appointments.  Ann has helped many couples improve their communication, create greater intimacy intimacy and address conflict in their relationship. Call today or connect through online booking to schedule an appointment.

Couples Therapy Q&A

What is couples therapy?

Couples therapy supports partners (whether married, in a commited partnership, open relationship or at the beginning of dating) as they encounter challenges affecting their relationship, communication or intimacy.   

Ann is uniqurely qualified to create a safe, honest and supportive environment to help you get to know each other more deeply, to deal with the hurts and vulnerabilities and to have hard conversations and when needed, make hard decisions.  

Couples therapy can also help you explore new possibilities in the areas of love, sexuality and intimacy in your relationship.

Ann has experience working with LGBTQ community as well as alternative relationships, friendships and business partnerships.

When should we seek couples therapy?

Some couples could use help early to explore the strengths and challenges of their new relationship or explore potentially divisive issues, teach healthy communication skills and lay the groundwork for a strong future.

Some couples have had long-standing lingering hurts and resentments. Couples therapy can help change the narrative, can create healing and new ways of relating to one another and to conflicts you experience in the relationship. 

Unfortunately, most couples don’t seek therapy until a deep rift develops and they’re considering a separation. Even then, therapy helps many regain solid footing or address their conflicts in non-destructive ways.  

Can I go to couples therapy without my partner?

You can schedule couples therapy with your partner or visit Ann alone. Some people go to therapy on their own because their partner isn’t ready or doesn’t want therapy.

Others want to explore their role or feel they keep repeating the same relationship problems and want to learn how they can rewrite their future.

Whether you come with your partner or independently, Ann can help you have more fulfilling relationships.

What issues can couples therapy address?

During therapy, couples get support to address virtually every challenge threatening their ability to maintain a solid, supportive, respectful and joyful relationship.

These are a few examples of issues Ann often helps couples overcome:

  • Anger management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Different parenting styles
  • Lack of honest, open communication
  • Negative or hurtful communication
  • Loss of intimacy and sexual problems
  • Infidelity and loss of trust
  • Depression and other mental health challenges
  • Emotional and physical abuse

People often seek couples therapy when they disagree on major life decisions, such as having children, taking a new job, and relocating to a new town. 

No matter what issues cause problems in your relationship, Ann can help. Call Psych Options NYC today or use online booking to request an in-person or telehealth couples therapy appointment. 

Learn More

Couples often create their own private world and keep their relationship dynamics secret. Read the latest blog, Deprivatizing Our Relationships by Ann Green, NP and Hugh Polk, MD, posted on Mad in America.