Marriage & Couples Therapy

What if your relationship problems could be scientifically identified, isolated and treated using cutting-edge research and techniques?

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Virtual & Remote Sessions

Convenience is a key factor to obtaining quality therapy. We offer evening and weekend appointments, as well as effective virtual therapy online.

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Scientifically Proven Methods

Using the scientifically proven Gottman Method of couple’s therapy, relationships will receive a state-of-the-art approach to rebuilding their relationship.

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Marriage & Couples Therapy
We offer a perfect blend of experience, rigor, and compassion to help reach your goals
Virtual & Remote Sessions
Schedule sessions at your convenience, in person, or from the comfort of your own home.
Scientifically Proven Methods
Use a process that has been proven to work, with the data to back it up.

Services Offered

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Dr. Ari Sytner is an author, graduate professor, kidney donor, rabbi, researcher, and published marriage expert. In addition to holding dual Masters degrees in social work and education, and a PhD in social work, Dr. Sytner possesses the highest level of training and certification in couples counseling by the Gottman Institute. His entire approach to helping couples begins at the intersection of scientific research and powerful emotion. As relationships should be a source of friendship, love and support, Dr. Sytner works carefully to ensure that both partners feel equally supported during the delicate healing process, and works carefully to not take sides or form an alliance with one partner over the other. Using his extensive training and expertise, he walks couples through a uniquely scientific process of unpacking and then rebuilding the relationship from the ground up. Additionally, Dr. Sytner holds advanced training and practices Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, based on the work of Dr. Susan Johnson, author of Hold me Tight. Dr. Sytner also utilizes a trauma-informed lens when working with couples, and incorporates elements of Accelerated Resolution Therapy to help eliminate blockages that prevent couples from reaching their goals.

Marriage Therapy

Helping couples rebuild using the scientifically proven Gottman Method of Couple’s Therapy, focused on  building trust, communication, healing past traumas and disappointments, and infusing positive emotion.

Intensive Marathon Therapy

Instead of meeting weekly, condense 6 months of therapy into 2-3 days of intensive therapy. 

Premarital Couples Therapy

Dating and engaged couples can receive targeted support to identify potential issues and ensure their relationship launches successfully.

Infidelity, Affairs, and Addiction Recovery

Upon the discovery of infidelity or addiction, the couple’s world often spirals out of control. Dr. Sytner offers a highly specialized program for helping couples address and heal these painful circumstances.

Do We Need Professional Help?

When a marriage reaches a point where conversations quickly turn into a fight, where there is more frustration than joy, and frequent emotional withdrawal, the relationship may be at high risk for divorce. There is a critical window of time for a couple to begin effective marital counseling that can reverse the damage and begin to rebuild the love, intimacy, respect and care that a happy and healthy marriage is built upon.

Dr. Ari Sytner uses the research-based approach of world-renowned expert Dr. John Gottman to slice through the chronic issues that have been plaguing the marriage and facilitate a comfortable pathway toward improving the relationship. Using a strictly scientific method, every couple receives a state-of-the-art assessment, bio-feedback, and comprehensive treatment plan that maximizes the likelihood of rebuilding the relationship. No other modality in the world has been proven as effectively as the Gottman Method of Couple’s Counseling.

How Does this Work?

Step 1:

Contact Our Office

Call or email our office to learn more about this unique approach to couples therapy, find answers to your questions, and schedule your first appointment.

Step 2:

Meet for a Thorough Assessment

The first meeting will be a double session to allow for a comprehensive and scientific assessment of the relationship, including an exploration of the couple’s history, challenges and therapeutic goals. Each partner then has a separate individual session with Dr. Sytner to assess for individual issues that may be contributing to relationship challenges.

Step 3:

Intervention & Treatment

Results of the assessment are shared with the couple, as well as a roadmap of the treatment model and goals. Each couple will immediately start learning practical skills that will quickly improve their relationship and focus on areas such as: reducing conflict, improving communication, and building friendship.

Step 4:

Phasing Out

Unlike other forms of couples therapy, this is not designed to be long-term, or drag on indefinitely. It is surgical in nature, aiming to target and fix the exact root of the problems the couple faces. Therefore, upon completing the treatment, the couple begins to phase out therapy, meeting less frequently and relying on their new-found skills to carry the relationship.

Frequently Asked Questions


Unfortunately, we do not. As a boutique practice without the large office staff required to handle insurance billing, we are unable to accept insurance payments.


The average couple usually engages in about 18 sessions, but everyone’s circumstances are unique to them. Factors such as one’s family, childhood, past traumas, personality, etc. can all impact the pace at which a couple progresses through therapy. While good therapy cannot be rushed, as it includes a deep personal transformation, we could meet more frequently or engaging in marathon therapy to expedite the results. Depending on their issues, some couples only need 12-15 sessions. Others require 30 or more (such as when having to treat co-morbidities, such as depression, anxiety, addictions or affairs). What’s nice about the Gottman Method, is that therapy does not drag on indefinitely. It is meant to surgically address the specific issues that need attention and then phase out the therapy.


Sessions are $350 for each 50-minute session. If finances present a hardship, we really try to really work with each couple. This may include utilizing a sliding-scale or paying one’s bill over time if necessary.


We accept Venmo, cash, check, ChasePay, PayPal, and all major credit cards.


Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and therapist and is the bedrock to our work. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject-matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist’s office. Therapists contract with each couple in an agreement that establishes and clarifies the details of confidentiality, including the use of technology. Particularly in couples work, the therapist serves the couple and not the individuals and therefore, does not keep secrets between partners.

State law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:

  • If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person.
  • Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
  • If a judge were to subpoena a client’s records.

Research has found that the average couple struggles for 6 years before reaching out for help. While having good friends or family to speak to can be helpful, most couples struggle because they lack the fundamental skills needed to communicate and build their intimacy.  That is where a couple’s therapist can be extremely helpful. Instead of trying to navigate it on your own – or with self-help materials – you will have a trained expert that will quickly set you on track for maximum success.


Not at all. Therapists are friendly people and you could choose to say hello, or you can choose to keep walking and no offense is taken. When outside of session, therapists and clients maintain friendly but healthy boundaries.


Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. Failure to do so may require partial or full payment.

About Me

Dr. Ari Sytner is a passionate marriage therapist, licensed clinical social worker, author, inspirational speaker, rabbi, and proud kidney donor. He is a graduate professor of values and ethics the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University, and provides trauma intervention nationally in the wake of tragic mass shootings. He lectures extensively about compassion, love, kindness and marriage, sharing his unique doctoral research on marital relationships. He is the author of The Ultimate Relationship Workbook for Couples and The Kidney Donor’s Journey. Dr. Sytner is one of only a handful of PhD’s around the world that hold a Certification level of credentials in the Gottman Method of couples counseling and advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). He is also certified as a Telehealth therapist, qualified to deliver services remotely.

Dr. Sytner’s private practice focuses exclusively on relationships, dating and marriage and helps couples all around the world. Using the proven Gottman Method, the marital interventions he uses are all researched based, and time-tested. Read more about Dr. Sytner’s story and approach on the Gottman Institute’s website. He lives in New Jersey with his amazing wife of 25+ years and their 4 children.

More About Me

The Ultimate Relationship Book

Dr. Sytner is a published relationship expert, with his latest book, The Ultimate Relationship Workbook for Couples. Drawing from his research, training, and years of experience, Dr. Sytner wrote this DIY book as a powerful tool to help couples strengthen their bonds in 5 key areas needed for a healthy relationship.

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Research has found that the average couple waits a painful 6 years before getting help with their relationship. Don’t wait.

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