•Is there just too much distance in your relationship?

•Are you feeling uncared for and ignored?

•Do you avoid bringing up certain topics

      with your partner so you won't argue?

•Do you feel criticized?

•Do your arguments tend to go in circles

      and never get resolved?      


As humans, we are wired to connect.  And when our relationship is rocky, everything else tends to feel unsafe and gray.  Did you know that being in a happy relationship is healthy for you?  Researchers have found that marital satisfaction has been linked to improved immune system functioning, better recovery from illness and injuries, and more effective management of stress.


According to research, couples typically wait six years before seeking help.  You have made the first step by searching for a therapist.  I will help you stop the dance of blame, distancing, and mutual hurt.  We will focus on the negative cycle that had become your enemy and learn the new dance of closeness and connection.


I am certified in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), an approach that had been supported by research: seventy to seventy-five percent of couples who complete this type of treatment recover from distress and almost 90% show significant improvement in their relationship.


One of my specialties is working with couples who are bilingual and/or come from different cultures or faiths.  While the differences may have drawn you to each other in the first place, language and culture can also enter the negative cycle and contribute to relationship distress.


We will first meet together.  I will then meet individually with each of you to get each person’s perspective on the problems.  We will then meet together again, at which point I will share with you my impressions.  We will decide together whether we are a good match and what the goals of treatment would be.


Click here to see my contact information and my location.

Couples or Marriage Counseling


Zoya Simakhodskaya, Ph.D.

352 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1005

New York, NY 10001


917-922-9601

drzoyasim@gmail.com