Elaine Krieger, LCSW

Relationship & Couples Counseling
New York New York 10016

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About  Elaine Krieger

I am a warm, caring, experienced Couple and Relationship expert. I have an extremely high success rate helping couples to resolve their issues and to achieve fulfilling relationships. I provide a secure and safe environment for you to work on your relationship: feeling safe with your therapist is key to succeeding with your goals to improve your relationship.

I have experience and can help you with the following kinds of issues and situations:

  • communication Issues
  • dual career issues
  • gay couples
  • differences in parenting styles
  • difficulties resolving differences in cultural or religious backgrounds
  • resolving differences of any type
  • healing from an extramarital affair
  • difficulties dealing with in-laws and other family members
  • issues related to the division of responsibilities and to the handling of finances
  • negotiating differing preferences for balancing time to be together versus needing time for oneself
  • differing needs for closeness versus independence as well as differing needs in terms of sexual intimacy and differing need in terms of lifestyle issues and preferences.
  • dealing with frustration, anger and resentment towards each other

Transitions such as:

  • adjusting to living together
  • deciding when to have children
  • having your first child
  • starting or changing jobs
  • moving
  • becoming empty nesters
  • career change such as promotions, losing a job, or retirement
  • divorce / break up


All present new challenges and opportunities to grow together and to renegotiate your relationship and resolve differences.

For those couples who are not yet married, it is important to clarify expectations and work out differences before getting married. Often couples don’t verbalize their expectations before marriage and assume they are on the same page or if they do uncover differences between them they have difficulty negotiating their difference and get stuck in reoccurring arguments. Premarital counseling can help to solidify your relationship and set you on the right course.

For those who are still single and looking for a lifelong partner, I can help them to choose wisely and pick a complementary partner and to avoid choosing unavailable people. Some people constantly choose unavailable or inappropriate partners and wonder why everyone else is engaged or married or in committed relationships except for them.

I can help open new ways of viewing your situation to regain your close connection. My goals for your relationship include better communication and an increased understanding for each partner. Together we will find out what is holding you back from having joy and fulfillment. Often, all you need is a fresh perspective on a difficult problem and a nudge in the direction of a solution. For some individuals or couples, some issues can stem from childhood trauma, difficulties or simply repeating patterns that they experienced in their families. I can help you make sure that the past isn’t affecting you in a negative way.

For those in New York state I am available for telephone or online counseling sessions.

You can rediscover closeness and affection for one another by learning how to make connections that build your bond. Reach out to me today to talk about how we can work on that strong foundation. You may email me using the green "Send Message" button above or call me at the phone number listed below.

    Contact Information

  • Phone Number
  • Business/ Practice Name
  • Active Relationship Counseling Service
  • Street Address
  • 166 East 35th Street
  • City
  • New York
  • State
  • New York
  • Zip Code
  • 10016
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    License Certification

  • What type of license/certification do you hold?
  • LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker, certificate from Postgraduate Institute in Mental Health--Family and Couples Therapy Program, Certificate in Psychoanalysis from Alfred Adler Institute, additional training from Washington Square Institute in Couples Therapy
  • License Number
  • R036853
  • License State
  • NY
  • What type of license/certification do you hold?
  • LCSW
  • Education

  • Graduate School/University
  • New York University Graduate School of Social Work
  • Highest Degree Earned
  • Masters in Counseling and Masters in Clinical Social Work
  • Graduation Year
  • 1987
  • Gender
  • Female
  • Therapy Settings
  • In Office Online Phone

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