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 understands the frustrations and uncertainties of dating and longterm love– can help you navigate relationships and get one step closer to a having truly a great one.
My name is Melissa Schneider, and I'm a licensed Relationship Counselor and Coach, and the Co-Founder of LuvWise.com.
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 mindsets that can help them grow and strengthen a love that will last.
If you live in Jersey City or NYC, we can work together in my office, where I accept most major insurance plans. See my Contact page for more information. Insurance only covers certain services, though, and also limits the time I can spend with you.
For individuals or couples who want a creative approach, longer sessions, or who live further afield and wish to work together by phone or Skype, I offer these private services:
Maximize your progress and stay on track with our"Getting Started" package--which includes a 90-minute initial session, 3 50-minute follow-up sessions, and access to the well-respected Gottman Couples Checkup, an in-depth, research-based online assessment that you'll take after we meet. I'll be with you every step of the way as you learn the skills you need to grow a great relationship and heal past conflicts.
It's easy to get started. Just give me a call so we can talk and schedule your first session. Or tell me about yourself below. 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 with some short-term goals to work on and the steps to get there. I use 90-minute sessions for couples work, as research has shown that longer sessions are much more efficient and effective. I offer sessions in my Jersey City and New York City Offices, as well as by phone and Skype.
Call anytime for a free consultation: 412-841-8334. Or just tell me about yourself below. Be good to yourself and reach out!
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. We can work together in my Jersey City or New York City Offices, as well as by phone and Skype.
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 to come by focusing on growing together as a couple now. Couples who take my in-depth relationship checkup will complete the well-respected Gottman Institute Relationship Assessment at home, and will meet with me for a 2-hour session after I've reviewed your results. We'll discuss your relationship's strengths and develop a plan for building in more connection and intimacy in the coming month. Four weeks later, we'll schedule a check-in call to see how it went. This relationship checkup is the perfect choice for the couple who wants to make a good relationship even better.
Call, email, or tell me about yourself below to get started:
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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