Infidelity Therapists in Flushing, NY

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Dr. James J Colangelo
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMHC, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11354  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I utilize a relational therapy approach to address the full range of relationship and intimacy issues for both heterosexual and same-sex couples including infidelity, affairs, and sexual disorders.
Life's difficulties can be overwhelming at times. Reaching out for help is a courageous (positive) first step. I have over 39 years experience as a psychotherapist specializing in marriage and couples therapy, sex therapy, and mental health counseling, working with individuals, and couples. Blame is counter therapeutic and it is not allowed to become a focus of attention in treatment. Rather, emphasis is placed on developing strengths to overcome or manage problems more effectively. A main goal of therapy is helping people identify and access their strengths, as well as empowering them to lead more satisfying and healthier lives.
I utilize a relational therapy approach to address the full range of relationship and intimacy issues for both heterosexual and same-sex couples including infidelity, affairs, and sexual disorders.
Life's difficulties can be overwhelming at times. Reaching out for help is a courageous (positive) first step. I have over 39 years experience as a psychotherapist specializing in marriage and couples therapy, sex therapy, and mental health counseling, working with individuals, and couples. Blame is counter therapeutic and it is not allowed to become a focus of attention in treatment. Rather, emphasis is placed on developing strengths to overcome or manage problems more effectively. A main goal of therapy is helping people identify and access their strengths, as well as empowering them to lead more satisfying and healthier lives.
(718) 938-5760 View (718) 938-5760
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Linda Santiago
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flushing, NY 11352  (Online Only)
Linda treats anxiety, maladaptive coping skills, depression, grief, life transitions, peer relationships, relationship issues, school issues, self-esteem issues, sleep disorders, stress, divorce, dual diagnoses, infidelity, trauma, women’s issues, mood disorders, and somatic disorders.
Linda Santiago is a licensed clinical social worker. Linda’s patients can expect unconditional acceptance, regard, and an awareness that the mind and body are deeply connected. Linda loves what she does, and it shows in how she relates to her patients. Linda is intuitive, compassionate, and genuine, which helps her patients feel comfortable expressing their thoughts and feelings. Her goal is to enhance each individual’s strengths so they can enjoy higher-quality relationships and a better sense of self. Linda treats patients ages 13-64.
Linda treats anxiety, maladaptive coping skills, depression, grief, life transitions, peer relationships, relationship issues, school issues, self-esteem issues, sleep disorders, stress, divorce, dual diagnoses, infidelity, trauma, women’s issues, mood disorders, and somatic disorders.
Linda Santiago is a licensed clinical social worker. Linda’s patients can expect unconditional acceptance, regard, and an awareness that the mind and body are deeply connected. Linda loves what she does, and it shows in how she relates to her patients. Linda is intuitive, compassionate, and genuine, which helps her patients feel comfortable expressing their thoughts and feelings. Her goal is to enhance each individual’s strengths so they can enjoy higher-quality relationships and a better sense of self. Linda treats patients ages 13-64.
(929) 494-1770 View (929) 494-1770
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Megan Morrison
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11352  (Online Only)
Megan works with teens and adults to treat concerns like ADHD, anxiety, coping skills, depression, grief, life transitions, obsessive-compulsive disorder, peer relationships, relationship issues, school issues, self-esteem problems, sleep disorders, insomnia, stress, divorce, dual diagnoses, infidelity, men’s issues, trauma, PTSD and multiple disorders.
Megan Morrison is a licensed mental health counselor. Megan’s patients can expect empathy, compassion, and full and undivided attention. She prides herself on being able to see things through her patients’ perspectives. By giving people the tools to get through distressing or challenging times, she helps her patients find the motivation to live their healthiest lives. Megan uses cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, and more.
Megan works with teens and adults to treat concerns like ADHD, anxiety, coping skills, depression, grief, life transitions, obsessive-compulsive disorder, peer relationships, relationship issues, school issues, self-esteem problems, sleep disorders, insomnia, stress, divorce, dual diagnoses, infidelity, men’s issues, trauma, PTSD and multiple disorders.
Megan Morrison is a licensed mental health counselor. Megan’s patients can expect empathy, compassion, and full and undivided attention. She prides herself on being able to see things through her patients’ perspectives. By giving people the tools to get through distressing or challenging times, she helps her patients find the motivation to live their healthiest lives. Megan uses cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, and more.
(646) 832-4920 View (646) 832-4920
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Shanet Rampersaud
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11354  (Online Only)
She is also passionate about addressing life transitions, self-esteem challenges, stress, family-of-origin difficulties, relationship issues, divorce, infidelity, women’s issues, and identity conflicts.
Shanet is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a skill set in treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, grief, and codependency. She offers nuanced trauma-informed care and warm attunement. While playing an active role in therapy, she cultivates a gentle, interactive, and validating environment.   Shanet has provided care in hospital, college, and telehealth settings. She integrates neuroscience, the polyvagal theory, and a trusting therapeutic relationship to help clients navigate fear, shame, stuck points, and a chronic state of fight or flight.
She is also passionate about addressing life transitions, self-esteem challenges, stress, family-of-origin difficulties, relationship issues, divorce, infidelity, women’s issues, and identity conflicts.
Shanet is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a skill set in treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, grief, and codependency. She offers nuanced trauma-informed care and warm attunement. While playing an active role in therapy, she cultivates a gentle, interactive, and validating environment.   Shanet has provided care in hospital, college, and telehealth settings. She integrates neuroscience, the polyvagal theory, and a trusting therapeutic relationship to help clients navigate fear, shame, stuck points, and a chronic state of fight or flight.
(646) 368-8145 View (646) 368-8145
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New York Center for Relationship Repair
Counselor, PhD, Prof
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Flushing, NY 11361
Hi! I'm Dr. Steinberg. Are you struggling with your relationship(s)? Desire couples counseling or sex therapy? Do you need help recovering after infidelity? Do you have difficult or unsupportive parents, relatives or friends? Do you wish to argue less (my TEDX Talk is about this!) or have parenting/family issues? Do you need extra support and guidance to help you handle challenging situations or desire to make important changes? Is "work stress" or work/life balance a problem? If you answered "Yes!" to any of these questions, then I would LOVE to work with you - to teach you valuable tools to help you secure SUCCESS!
Hi! I'm Dr. Steinberg. Are you struggling with your relationship(s)? Desire couples counseling or sex therapy? Do you need help recovering after infidelity? Do you have difficult or unsupportive parents, relatives or friends? Do you wish to argue less (my TEDX Talk is about this!) or have parenting/family issues? Do you need extra support and guidance to help you handle challenging situations or desire to make important changes? Is "work stress" or work/life balance a problem? If you answered "Yes!" to any of these questions, then I would LOVE to work with you - to teach you valuable tools to help you secure SUCCESS!
(917) 574-0825 View (917) 574-0825
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Michal (Michelle) Goldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flushing, NY 11367  (Online Only)
You are a person who values meaningful relationships, and struggling in the areas where you want connection can bring about feelings of loneliness and frustration. You've tried doing everything you can to improve your relationships with the people who are important to you, and still feel stuck and that the negative interactional cycles overpower your hard work. As a trauma informed relational therapist, I know how overwhelming the struggle can be, and I utilize evidence-based practices to help you better understand and heal your relationships
You are a person who values meaningful relationships, and struggling in the areas where you want connection can bring about feelings of loneliness and frustration. You've tried doing everything you can to improve your relationships with the people who are important to you, and still feel stuck and that the negative interactional cycles overpower your hard work. As a trauma informed relational therapist, I know how overwhelming the struggle can be, and I utilize evidence-based practices to help you better understand and heal your relationships
(929) 346-5758 View (929) 346-5758
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Michael Anavian
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11367
In a rapidly changing world, one can find it challenging to deal with feeling mad, afraid, sad or even glad! My aim is to help alleviate that pain. I use an integrative approach to understand your life experiences, feelings, and the reason for seeking counsel. I believe each person already has in them the potential to grow. A personal transformation through the process of psychotherapy can help facilitate this growth. Eventually, this will give you a greater understanding of yourself, others and the world around you.
In a rapidly changing world, one can find it challenging to deal with feeling mad, afraid, sad or even glad! My aim is to help alleviate that pain. I use an integrative approach to understand your life experiences, feelings, and the reason for seeking counsel. I believe each person already has in them the potential to grow. A personal transformation through the process of psychotherapy can help facilitate this growth. Eventually, this will give you a greater understanding of yourself, others and the world around you.
(718) 571-8941 View (718) 571-8941
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Silvia Christina Juarez
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11354  (Online Only)
I am a Bilingual Psychotherapist (English-Spanish) graduated as a Clinical Psychologist I obtained my License as a Mental Health Counselor in New York where I have been practicing as a psychotherapist for over 20 years. I have wide experience working with the Hispanic population. I help clients with anxiety, depression, low self esteem and family issues. I am truly dedicated to providing and empathetic and non judgmental environment where your concerns are heard.
I am a Bilingual Psychotherapist (English-Spanish) graduated as a Clinical Psychologist I obtained my License as a Mental Health Counselor in New York where I have been practicing as a psychotherapist for over 20 years. I have wide experience working with the Hispanic population. I help clients with anxiety, depression, low self esteem and family issues. I am truly dedicated to providing and empathetic and non judgmental environment where your concerns are heard.
(917) 970-9388 View (917) 970-9388
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Louis J. Russo Esq.
Esq, MSEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Flushing, NY 11358
Life can be challenging. The journey can be a struggle. There is no reason to travel alone. Working with a counselor can be the beginning. As a retd. Police Officer, I have dedicated my career to helping individuals who have experienced anxiety and trauma. My background as a police officer has given me a unique understanding of the challenges and stresses of high-stress jobs and traumatic events. As a lawyer, I have experience navigating the legal system, which benefits clients affected by legal issues related to their trauma. Every client is unique and requires an individualized approach. Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional
Life can be challenging. The journey can be a struggle. There is no reason to travel alone. Working with a counselor can be the beginning. As a retd. Police Officer, I have dedicated my career to helping individuals who have experienced anxiety and trauma. My background as a police officer has given me a unique understanding of the challenges and stresses of high-stress jobs and traumatic events. As a lawyer, I have experience navigating the legal system, which benefits clients affected by legal issues related to their trauma. Every client is unique and requires an individualized approach. Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional
(718) 808-9805 View (718) 808-9805
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Michelle Silver Lining Mental Health Counseling
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11367  (Online Only)
Our clinical areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, martial issues, codependency, self-esteem, women’s issues, substance abuse, harm reduction, grief, and transitional concerns. Through evidenced based approaches, we aim to tailor our treatment approach specific to the needs of each individual. We believe in helping individuals build on their strengths, gain insight, and develop effective coping skills.
Our clinical areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, martial issues, codependency, self-esteem, women’s issues, substance abuse, harm reduction, grief, and transitional concerns. Through evidenced based approaches, we aim to tailor our treatment approach specific to the needs of each individual. We believe in helping individuals build on their strengths, gain insight, and develop effective coping skills.
(929) 329-3983 x101 View (929) 329-3983 x101
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Michelle Grant McKinney (Tate)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flushing, NY 11367  (Online Only)
I am dedicated to empowering clients from both traditional and non-traditional backgrounds, including BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities. I provide a compassionate space for healing and self-expression, helping clients identify the emotions that keep them stuck. I am here to help you unlock your potential. Together, we will forge a path toward confidence, empowerment, and healthy coping strategies. I passionately believe in the transformative power of healing and resilience. My life's mission is to support those navigating trauma, anxiety, significant relationship challenges, and self-doubt.
I am dedicated to empowering clients from both traditional and non-traditional backgrounds, including BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities. I provide a compassionate space for healing and self-expression, helping clients identify the emotions that keep them stuck. I am here to help you unlock your potential. Together, we will forge a path toward confidence, empowerment, and healthy coping strategies. I passionately believe in the transformative power of healing and resilience. My life's mission is to support those navigating trauma, anxiety, significant relationship challenges, and self-doubt.
(347) 478-5766 View (347) 478-5766
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Jennie Sucilsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11378
I am a board-certified, licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of practice experience. I am passionate about helping people develop their best selves and build quality of life! Therapy can be hard work! I meet my clients where they are at and I am there to support my clients as they jump into their journey for growth and healing. In sessions we will work hard together, we will find solutions and healing, will share some laughs, and build new perspectives.
I am a board-certified, licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of practice experience. I am passionate about helping people develop their best selves and build quality of life! Therapy can be hard work! I meet my clients where they are at and I am there to support my clients as they jump into their journey for growth and healing. In sessions we will work hard together, we will find solutions and healing, will share some laughs, and build new perspectives.
(929) 296-1281 View (929) 296-1281
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Alisa M Krieger
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MA, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flushing, NY 11378
Working with individuals, couples, teens and children I have come to understand that we all want to be heard so that we may experience a healthier, productive life. Often, we experience conflict and troublesome behaviors that prevent us from feeling happy and satisfied. Depression, anxiety and a myriad of other self-defeating conditions or behaviors can emerge that interfere with our everyday relationships and can cause many difficulties in our lives. My approach is to work closely with you, through any issues, in an atmosphere of acceptance and support, designed to address your needs.
Working with individuals, couples, teens and children I have come to understand that we all want to be heard so that we may experience a healthier, productive life. Often, we experience conflict and troublesome behaviors that prevent us from feeling happy and satisfied. Depression, anxiety and a myriad of other self-defeating conditions or behaviors can emerge that interfere with our everyday relationships and can cause many difficulties in our lives. My approach is to work closely with you, through any issues, in an atmosphere of acceptance and support, designed to address your needs.
(347) 468-0944 View (347) 468-0944
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Henry Li
Counselor, Henry Li, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11379
Hello everyone, please welcome and allow me to first begin in thanking you. The choice to start therapy isn’t always easy, sometimes it is the most difficult thing to do is to even consider it, then admit you want/need it before even taking the steps to start, but you are not alone on this journey. Perhaps there has been times that you have found yourself feeling stressed, down, lacking confidence, or stuck in a pattern that no longer serves you. Perhaps you’re ready to take steps toward changes but feel stuck or unsure where to start. Or even feeling lost in your relationships in life or even disconnected from them.
Hello everyone, please welcome and allow me to first begin in thanking you. The choice to start therapy isn’t always easy, sometimes it is the most difficult thing to do is to even consider it, then admit you want/need it before even taking the steps to start, but you are not alone on this journey. Perhaps there has been times that you have found yourself feeling stressed, down, lacking confidence, or stuck in a pattern that no longer serves you. Perhaps you’re ready to take steps toward changes but feel stuck or unsure where to start. Or even feeling lost in your relationships in life or even disconnected from them.
(929) 810-2506 View (929) 810-2506
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Chardonnay Badchkam
Counselor, LMHC, NBCC, CASAC
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11367  (Online Only)
The most meaningful thing that you can do for someone, is to genuinely listen. My goal for all who seek counseling, is to help you to be in the driver's seat to your emotions, guiding you towards your true potential, and helping you build true connections with healthy fulfilling relationships. I want you to know that it is okay to feel angry, sad, depressed, embarrassed, unintelligent, needy, and every other emotion; because, when you acknowledge and have control of these emotions, they can guide you to discovering who you are, ask for what you need, and identifying your path in life.
The most meaningful thing that you can do for someone, is to genuinely listen. My goal for all who seek counseling, is to help you to be in the driver's seat to your emotions, guiding you towards your true potential, and helping you build true connections with healthy fulfilling relationships. I want you to know that it is okay to feel angry, sad, depressed, embarrassed, unintelligent, needy, and every other emotion; because, when you acknowledge and have control of these emotions, they can guide you to discovering who you are, ask for what you need, and identifying your path in life.
(718) 808-8742 View (718) 808-8742
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Rebeca Chavarria
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flushing, NY 11355  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile. As a licensed mental health counselor with over a decade of experience in the field, I am dedicated to providing compassionate and effective counseling services. With seven years of direct counseling experience, I have had the privilege of supporting individuals from all walks of life on their journey to mental wellness. My experience includes working with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem difficulties, substance use disorders, grief, trauma, PTSD, and difficult life transitions.
Welcome to my profile. As a licensed mental health counselor with over a decade of experience in the field, I am dedicated to providing compassionate and effective counseling services. With seven years of direct counseling experience, I have had the privilege of supporting individuals from all walks of life on their journey to mental wellness. My experience includes working with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem difficulties, substance use disorders, grief, trauma, PTSD, and difficult life transitions.
(929) 930-4977 View (929) 930-4977
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Rachel Cohen
Counselor, MSEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flushing, NY 11367
I am currently providing teletherapy through phone or video and accepting new clients! Please reach out to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. I received my Ms.Ed from CUNY Hunter in Mental Health Counseling. I will provide a warm, caring, and judgement free zone. My goal with clients is to help them connect to their authentic self; as well as work through any barriers that may be preventing them from living a happy and healthy life.
I am currently providing teletherapy through phone or video and accepting new clients! Please reach out to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. I received my Ms.Ed from CUNY Hunter in Mental Health Counseling. I will provide a warm, caring, and judgement free zone. My goal with clients is to help them connect to their authentic self; as well as work through any barriers that may be preventing them from living a happy and healthy life.
(929) 362-4844 View (929) 362-4844
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Kaira Otero - Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapist At Mayari
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, KAP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Flushing, NY 11385
Hi, I'm Kaira. Are you feeling trapped in your thoughts and unable to find a way to overcome your struggles? I specialize in inner-child work and offer psychedelic psychotherapy to help you break free from painful and destructive cycles related to anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma. Together, we will collaboratively identify and establish healthier ways of functioning while also learning to navigate oppressive systems. I strive to provide a therapeutic space that is anti-racist and safe for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, where you can feel affirmed and respected. Let's embark on a transformative journey toward healing.
Hi, I'm Kaira. Are you feeling trapped in your thoughts and unable to find a way to overcome your struggles? I specialize in inner-child work and offer psychedelic psychotherapy to help you break free from painful and destructive cycles related to anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma. Together, we will collaboratively identify and establish healthier ways of functioning while also learning to navigate oppressive systems. I strive to provide a therapeutic space that is anti-racist and safe for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, where you can feel affirmed and respected. Let's embark on a transformative journey toward healing.
(347) 970-8633 View (347) 970-8633
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Michelle Silver Lining Mental Health Counseling
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flushing, NY 11367
Our clinical areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, martial issues, codependency, self-esteem, women’s issues, substance abuse, harm reduction, grief, and transitional concerns. Through evidenced based approaches, we aim to tailor our treatment approach specific to the needs of each individual. We believe in helping individuals build on their strengths, gain insight, and develop effective coping skills.
Our clinical areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, martial issues, codependency, self-esteem, women’s issues, substance abuse, harm reduction, grief, and transitional concerns. Through evidenced based approaches, we aim to tailor our treatment approach specific to the needs of each individual. We believe in helping individuals build on their strengths, gain insight, and develop effective coping skills.
(929) 348-2707 View (929) 348-2707
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Violeta Bangiyev
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11385  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Violeta Bangiyev is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at LIU-Brooklyn with a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling and Wellness from NYU. Violeta specializes in working with underserved communities, intergenerational and/or childhood trauma, dissociative disorders including DID and OSDD, and other trauma-related conditions. Violeta uses an integrative approach that utilizes methods such as Psychodynamic Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Multicultural Therapy, CBT, IFS, and DBT to personalize therapy sessions for each client based on their individual goals.
Violeta Bangiyev is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at LIU-Brooklyn with a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling and Wellness from NYU. Violeta specializes in working with underserved communities, intergenerational and/or childhood trauma, dissociative disorders including DID and OSDD, and other trauma-related conditions. Violeta uses an integrative approach that utilizes methods such as Psychodynamic Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Multicultural Therapy, CBT, IFS, and DBT to personalize therapy sessions for each client based on their individual goals.
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Infidelity Therapists

How does therapy for infidelity work?

A skilled infidelity therapist will provide a safe space for clients to communicate their feelings and concerns. The goal is to be completely honest about what led to the cheating and how it has affected the entire family to prevent it from recurring in the future. The therapist will help the clients work on rebuilding mutual trust and respect and developing better communication and conflict-resolution skills. If the goal is to remain a couple, clients will learn the “danger signs” for their specific relationship, and they will make a renewed commitment to be faithful.

How long does therapy for infidelity take?

Recovery from infidelity can take time, and it can vary from person to person. Generally, a therapist will want to see the clients at least once a week for around six months. Then the sessions can be arranged as needed, depending on the clients’ individual needs. While therapy may end or shift to an as-needed basis, it can take up to two years or more for some clients to fully recover from infidelity.

How does therapy help the partner who was cheated on?

When a client discovers their partner’s infidelity, their trust in the relationship and in the life they had together may be shattered. They often experience mental health symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, grief, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They don’t always want to stay in the relationship; they may feel ambivalent or may even want to leave. Therapy gives these clients a safe and healthy way to communicate all of their complicated emotions and concerns.

How does therapy help the partner who committed infidelity?

Infidelity often occurs when one or both partners’ emotional needs are not being met in the relationship. Therapy can help this client understand why they cheated and figure out how to address those unmet needs without resorting to infidelity in the future. This can lessen (but not entirely eliminate) the risk of repeated infidelity. Clients who cheat may also feel intense guilt about deceiving their partners, a sentiment that they can work through in therapy.