Solve problems, reduce frustration, or get over that breakup--then grow your great relationship
Finding and maintaining a great relationship isn’t easy. But guidance from a caring professional – one who’s been there herself and who understands the frustrations and uncertainties of dating and longterm love– can help you navigate relationships and get one step closer to having a truly great one.
My name is Melissa Schneider, and I'm a licensed Relationship Counselor, Couples Therapist, and Coach.
Since getting my masters in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University, I have focused on providing practical, research-based relationship coaching for people facing all kinds of challenges, from communication issues and conflict to the loss of a relationship. I have written widely about the science of successful relationships and how to harness that wisdom to protect your love and grow something great together. This is my expertise and my passion--I love teaching couples the skills and mindset adjustments that can help them grow and strengthen lasting love.
I offer virtual services to couples anywhere in the US or world. We can talk by phone, Facetime, or Skype, and I offer these private services:
Maximize your progress and stay on track with my "Getting Started" package:
- One 90-minute session as a couple
- Two 50-minute sessions, one with each member of the couple
- Free access to the amazing Gottman Couples Checkup, an online assessment based on 40 years of research
- One 50-minute feedback session to talk about what I've observed and to set your goals for couples work.
I'll coach you every step of the way as you talk about present issues, heal past conflicts, and learn the skills you need to grow a great relationship.
Give me a call anytime--I offer a free 20 minute phone consult so we can get to know each other and see if I'm the right fit for you. You can also email me directly on my Contact page.
No matter what relationship stage you’re in, from single or casually dating to engaged or married, I’ll guide you through a conversation about what matters most. We'll start with my Free Relationship Checkup to see how you're doing in the five areas that predict long-term relationship success. Then we'll identify your current challenges and discuss strategies you can use to build and maintain a great relationship. You'll leave our first session with some short-term goals to work on and the steps to get there. I use 90-minute sessions for couples work, as research suggests that longer sessions help you make progress a lot faster.
Call anytime for a free 20-minute consultation or email me through my Contact page. Be good to yourself and get in touch!
No matter what relationship stage you’re in, from single or casually dating to engaged or married, I’ll guide you through a conversation about what matters most. We'll start with my Free Relationship Checkup to see how you're doing in the five areas that predict long-term relationship success. Then we'll identify your current challenges and discuss strategies you can use to build and maintain a great relationship. You'll leave our first session armed with some short-term goals and the steps you can follow to get there. I offer 50-minute sessions to individuals, and you can purchase a Getting Started package of 3 sessions for $240. Give me a call anytime or email me through my Contact page to get started.
Save your love before it needs saving! If you've ever gone to the dentist for an annual cleaning, then you understand the value of preventative care. Protect your love for years with an annual checkup--the perfect choice for a couple who wants to make their good relationship even better:
- First, you'll take the well-respected Gottman Institute Couples Checkup checkup from home--I'll give you free access.
- Then we'll meet for a 90-minute session after I've reviewed your results. We'll discuss your relationship's strengths, areas where you could grow, and we'll set a few goals to create connection and intimacy over the next 4 weeks.
- Four weeks later, we'll have a 30 minute check-in call to see how it went.
Call anytime or email me through my Contact page to set up your checkup!
Call now for
a free consult
412 841 8334
I liked discussing the different components of my relationship. I felt like [our session] also gave me a better sense of my ex-boyfriend and our dynamic. And setting a short-term goal, that was good. -S.
Thank you for all of your help over the past 2 months. I think I learned a lot more about myself than anything and this alone has helped me understand [my girlfriend]...I think if I keep going down the path I set out with your help, well I think there is a chance for us. It will be a hard road, I know this. But I do think now we just might make it. Once again, thank you for all your help. -J
The phone consultation and the ongoing emails were helpful. I think being able to put down my thoughts in words at any time and then getting a reply quickly was the best part of the service. -J
The quizzes were quite helpful. They got me thinking about whether I truly was ready to move on or not. The relationship consultation with Melissa was great too. She helped me look at my current situation and see that this is not what I want to feel or who I want to be. -Z
The advice and the support that is given are the most helpful parts of this service. I would definitely recommend it to a friend. -M
Reach out anytime
412 841 8334