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 social work at Yeshiva University and provides trauma intervention nationally in the wake of tragic mass shootings. Dr. Sytner 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 of 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. 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 wife of 20+ years and their 4 children.


Additional Qualifications:


  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • LCSW in Social Work (Licensed in New York and New Jersey)
  • PhD in Social Work
  • Masters Degree in Education
  • Rabbinic Ordination, Doctor of Divinity
  • Gottman Certified Therapist
  • Gottman Level 1 Certified
  • Gottman Level 2 Certified
  • Gottman Level 3 Certified
  • Gottman Certification in Treating Affairs and Traumas
  • Gottman Certification in Treating Couples with Addictions
  • Certified Facilitator for the Gottman Workshop: 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work
  • Certified Facilitator for the Gottman Workshop for Singles – 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work
  • Trained in Trauma and Crisis Intervention
  • Certification in Telehealth and Virtual Mental-Health Therapy
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