Marriage
Counseling
That Works
in NYC

Better Methods. Better Lovin.
Better Methods. Better Outcomes. Better Lovin.

Empathi's counselors provide hope
to spouses in New York

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Struggling with your partner is despairing and exhausting.

Sometimes it can seem hopeless. The good news is, we really know how to help you get unstuck!

Empathi’s Methods are proven to help.

We are extremely selective about which therapists are invited to join our practice.

Each of our therapists are trained to use our proprietary blend of the Empathi Method and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). We’ll help you understand both your intrapersonal and interpersonal struggles in a way that guides you to communicate better, repair after fights, and feel more deeply and securely connected.

We are extremely selective about which therapists are invited to join our practice.

Each of our therapists are trained to use our proprietary blend of the Empathi Method and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). We’ll help you understand both your intrapersonal and interpersonal struggles in a way that guides you to communicate better, repair after fights, and feel more deeply and securely connected.

Clinical research shows that 86% of couples improve after a brief period of EFT guidance, and 73% have maintained their improvements when we check back two years later.

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With Empathi Marriage
Counseling You Will…

There’s no quick fix for repairing a relationship — if there were, no one would suffer in love — but there is a process that works.

Stop struggling. Book your call now.

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Discover why Empathi marriage counseling is right for you.

Do I need Empathi marriage counseling?

Couples often go into marriage with an ideal mental picture of how things are and how things are going to go. When everything is fresh and new and you’re in love, pre-marriage counseling may not even be a consideration because it’s nearly impossible to imagine anything beyond the bliss of your partner’s embrace.

The rewards of marriage are often met in equal part with struggle and, sometimes, conflict. The love and desire is still there, but it can be hard to see beyond the difficulties that marriages often face.

If you’re facing difficulties in your marriage, whatever they may be, an experienced marriage therapist can help you regain your footing and provide your marriage the support it needs to thrive. Reach out to us today, and let Empathi help you and your spouse overcome the obstacles your marriage faces.

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Do I need Empathi marriage counseling?

Couples often go into marriage with an ideal mental picture of how things are and how things are going to go. When everything is fresh and new and you’re in love, pre-marriage counseling may not even be a consideration because it’s nearly impossible to imagine anything beyond the bliss of your partner’s embrace.

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The rewards of marriage are often met in equal part with struggle and, sometimes, conflict. The love and desire is still there, but it can be hard to see beyond the difficulties that marriages often face.

If you’re facing difficulties in your marriage, whatever they may be, an experienced marriage therapist can help you regain your footing and provide your marriage the support it needs to thrive. Reach out to us today, and let Empathi help you and your spouse overcome the obstacles your marriage faces.

Is there a marriage therapist near me who can help me?

Are you looking for marriage counseling in New York City, NY? You’re not alone. Whether you’re facing relationship obstacles that feel insurmountable, or you feel like you’ve just fallen out of step with each other, thousands of couples are experiencing the same struggles. More reach out for help every day.

Here are the most common issues people in New York City come to us with:

Marriage counseling at Empathi can help see you through these difficulties and any others that your marriage is experiencing.

Has marriage counseling in NYC not worked for you in the past?

If you’ve been to a relationship therapist before and it didn’t work for you, chances are they didn’t have the right experience or just weren’t suited to address your specific issues. You’ve come to the right place. Experienced professionals at Empathi provide high-caliber relationship counseling.

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Here's why our approach works

Empathi’s marital counseling employs established techniques to guide you through overcoming the obstacles that your marriage faces.

Learn to adapt your perspective and regain trust in your partner through Empathi. We utilize the industry-recognized attachment theory method to help reestablish the critical foundations of trust in the relationship.

Let us guide you on a path out of addictive behaviors. With experiential psychotherapy techniques, we can assist you in recovering from negative addictive behaviors that do great harm to a marriage.

With emotionally focused therapy (EFT), 86% of couples experience significant improvement. Additionally, 73% continue to see ongoing improvement over the long term. Empathi integrates EFT into our counseling method, to guide you into finding the meaning and purpose in your relationship.

Will starting marriage therapy be hard for me?

Starting marriage counseling doesn’t have to be scary. New and different things can be intimidating, and the importance of restoring your marriage relationship can add another layer of pressure on top of it. Finding good marriage counseling is the best first step in making your marriage whole again.

Here's how we make it easy:

Here are the ways we make it easy:

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Begin the Empathi Process

Your expert counselor is here to guide you back to connection using Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy and the Empathi Method.

Acceptance

The hardest part is just getting started.

Healing starts with accepting you need help, booking a free consult, and showing up as you are. Everything that comes next will be easier as you’re held by an Empathi therapist and a proven process. From now on, you’re not alone in this.

Alliance

Feel like you’re on the same team again.

Explore your process and discover a unified narrative where neither of you are wrong or right, “the good one,” or “the bad one.” Learn to approach suffering and conflicts as an “us” problem instead of a “them” problem or a “me” problem.

Empathy

See the hurt and love behind their reactivity.

Strengthen your new narrative by accessing empathy to recognize the root of each other’s reactivity, how much you matter to each other, and what love is. Understand the cycles you get into with the help of your expert Empathi counselor.

Vulnerability

Share the hurt and love behind your reactivity.

Get to know, live in, and share your vulnerable feelings. Then, learn to let in the ways that those feelings are understood and accepted by your partner through the power of the Empathi method and Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy.

Connection

Feel deeply and securely bonded to one another.

Mend your relationship and your wounds through the understanding that you matter to each other. Learn to grieve, show up for, heal, and accept the most vulnerable parts inside of each other without sacrificing those parts in yourselves.

Resilience

Rely on your bond to get out of stuck moments.

Having proved your ability to resolve long-standing issues, heated conflicts, and negative cycles, face your future together with a certainty that you will not only survive those moments, but grow stronger and more connected because of them.

Figs Counselor
COUNSELOR

Certified EFT Practitioner, LMFT #79062

Figs is the creator of the Empathi method and the certification process for Empathi coaches. He’s also Chief Empathi Officer, husband, dad, wounded-healer and was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered as a champion for healthy relationships.

Figs’ life’s mission is to help couples feel more connected.

Teale counselor
COUNSELOR

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #100084

Teale is a wife, mother, artist and passionate advocate for love relationships. She has a special focus on cultural sensitivity, parenting, and how to prevent and repair affairs and other relationship injuries. Teale loves working with people to facilitate their greater sense of self-acceptance and capacity to experience joy and connection.

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We are passionate about healing relationships.

Our team of couples counselors, relationship coaches, and marriage therapists can help you reconnect and discover that loving feeling.

Frequently Asked Couples Therapy Questions

Read our New York FAQ or schedule a free consult now and get answers directly!

How much does marital counseling near me cost?

Nationally, marriage therapy typically costs between $75 and $250 per session hour, and averages around $100. In New York City, couples can expect to pay between $125 and $400 per session hour. The cost widely varies based on a counselor’s experience and success rates. Higher-demand counseling services also tend to run toward the higher end. Many insurance plans will cover all or part of the cost of counseling sessions.

Empathi offers a range of pricing. Our marriage counseling professionals are experts who can provide you with personalized marital guidance and offer you tools for bringing your marriage back to where you need it to be.

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How much does marital counseling near me cost?

Nationally, marriage therapy typically costs between $75 and $250 per session hour, and averages around $100. In New York City, couples can expect to pay between $125 and $400 per session hour. The cost widely varies based on a counselor’s experience and success rates. Higher-demand counseling services also tend to run toward the higher end. Many insurance plans will cover all or part of the cost of counseling sessions.

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Empathi offers a range of pricing. Our marriage counseling professionals are experts who can provide you with personalized marital guidance and offer you tools for bringing your marriage back to where you need it to be.

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What are the divorce statistics for New York City, NY?

National divorce rates have been on a decline over the past three decades, and the trend appears to be continuing. Currently, the national rate runs at 3.2 divorces out of 1,000 married couples. Though the rate is so low, divorce is a reality that some couples are forced to face.

As of 2020, the divorce rate in New York City is 1.8 out of 1,000 inhabitants — significantly lower than the national average.

Many factors contribute to divorce rates nationwide. Financial stress, marital infidelity, and communication issues are the most common factors that contribute to divorce in this country. These problems impact people across the state of New York and hit home in New York City too.

If you’re experiencing any of these marital issues, let Empathi help you through them.

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What are the divorce statistics for New York City, NY?

National divorce rates have been on a decline over the past three decades, and the trend appears to be continuing. Currently, the national rate runs at 3.2 divorces out of 1,000 married couples. Though the rate is so low, divorce is a reality that some couples are forced to face.

As of 2020, the divorce rate in New York City is 1.8 out of 1,000 inhabitants — significantly lower than the national average.

Many factors contribute to divorce rates nationwide. Financial stress, marital infidelity, and communication issues are the most common factors that contribute to divorce in this country. These problems impact people across the state of New York and hit home in New York City too.

If you’re experiencing any of these marital issues, let Empathi help you through them.

Why should I seek out marriage counseling near me?

If you’re looking up “marital counseling near me”, this means you have hope that you can get your marriage back on track. As long as you have hope, there’s a very good chance that the right marriage counseling can help turn that hope into reality. Empathi has experience helping couples restore hope for their marriage.


If you have children, staying together becomes more important. Nearly three decades of research shows that children who live in a household with two parents consistently have higher academic achievement and enjoy better physical and emotional wellbeing.

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How many marriage therapists are in New York City, NY?

The most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics places just over 60,000 people employed nationally as marriage or marriage and family therapists. Just over 3,200 marriage and family therapists are employed in the New York City metropolitan area.

If you’re experiencing struggles in your marriage in New York City, Empathi is here to offer guidance and tools that can help you through.

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How many marriage therapists are in New York City, NY?

The most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics places just over 60,000 people employed nationally as marriage or marriage and family therapists. Just over 3,200 marriage and family therapists are employed in the New York City metropolitan area.

If you’re experiencing struggles in your marriage in New York City, Empathi is here to offer guidance and tools that can help you through.

How do I choose the best marriage counselor near me?

Finding a good marriage therapist is a serious endeavor. You’ll want to ensure the therapist you choose specializes in marriage counseling, with plenty of experience in the field.

Two good options for finding a suitable counselor are to seek a recommendation from a friend or look on the internet. An online search for the best relationship counseling near me will yield numerous results, so keep in mind that good marriage counselors are going to have excellent reviews. 

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When it comes to Empathi, a search of best marriage therapists in San Francisco places Empathi founder, Fiachra Figs O’Sullivan, in the top 10 list on Yelp and the top 5 list on GuideDoc

But you don’t have to live in San Francisco to receive excellent marriage counseling. Empathi can help you, wherever you are.

How do I choose the best marriage counselor near me?

Finding a good marriage therapist is a serious endeavor. You’ll want to ensure the therapist you choose specializes in marriage counseling, with plenty of experience in the field.

empathi marriage counseling

Two good options for finding a suitable counselor are to seek a recommendation from a friend or look on the internet. An online search for the best relationship counseling near me will yield numerous results, so keep in mind that good marriage counselors are going to have excellent reviews.

When it comes to Empathi, a search of best marriage therapists in San Francisco places Empathi founder, Fiachra Figs O’Sullivan, in the top 10 list on Yelp and the top 5 list on GuideDoc

But you don’t have to live in San Francisco to receive excellent marriage counseling. Empathi can help you, wherever you are.

What questions should I ask before beginning marriage counseling?

Once you’ve narrowed down your options, schedule a consultation. Have some questions prepared and interview your potential therapist.

You’ll want to know the qualifications of the counselor that you’ll be seeing. You’ll also want to make sure they seem like a good fit.

These questions will help you better determine if a therapist is a good option for you:

Empathi counselors are able to empathize and adjust according to your specific needs.

Just remember that it’s important to stay with marriage counseling once you start. Couples who stick with their counseling plan to the end are more likely to remain together, and find their relationship more satisfying. Couples who stay in a fulfilling relationship enjoy a longer life, experience better emotional health, and are more content.

A marriage that starts out strong can encounter struggles and obstacles along the way, and sometimes it may feel as if there’s no way to bring life back into your relationship.

Seeking out quality marital counseling is the best first step in turning that around. Empathi can help restore life to your relationship. There’s a wonderful future waiting for you and your spouse to enjoy together.


If your marriage is facing obstacles and the struggles seem to be too much to bear, now is the time to take a step toward overcoming them. The sooner you begin, the sooner quality relationship counseling can help you build back the spirited, loving relationship you once had. Reach out to Empathi today, and let the rebuilding begin.

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"With Empathi, Figs has created a fun and creative way to help people feel more connected in their relationship and to become acquainted with the transformational power of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy."

Dr. Sue Johnson

Creator of Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

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