Gay Couples Therapy

Welcome Joy Back into Your Relationship

Our caring expert therapists don't just care; they champion your love as an LGBTQ+ couple.
Wave goodbye to loneliness or anxiety in your relationship and welcome back laughter and connection.
We create a tailor-made roadmap for you towards relationship satisfaction.
Love is love; let's celebrate your love!
Who we are

Meet Your Relationship's Cheerleaders -- Our Squad of Licensed Couples Therapists are like Maestros in the Symphony of LGBTQ+ Couples' Needs.

In a post-pandemic world, the vibrant rhythm of New York City has returned. Daily life may have taken on new complexities in your relationship as an LGBTQ+ couple. 

Whether navigating monogamy, polyamory, ethical nonmonogomy, or juggling apartment chores, social outings, friendships, sex, romance and intimacy, the dynamics of your relationship may have shifted. 

The once subtle cracks in your bond may sometimes seem like canyons, and what was once a haven of love may sometimes feel more like a labyrinth. 

Perhaps you emerged from the pandemic questioning the state of your relationship. If you’re feeling trapped rather than comforted by your partnership, know that you are not alone. 

With roller-coaster headlines and daily challenges that threaten LGBTQ+ relationships on so many fronts, it’s not a surprise your relationship might be shouldering extra stress. 

If you have found yourself contemplating relationship help, you’re in the right place. 

Let’s bridge those canyons together.

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Your Love Story Deserves to Shine. Let's Reignite your original spark and Build a Relationship where love, safety and understanding take center stage.

GayCouplesTherapy is not your cookie-cutter couples therapy. Our therapists offer a tested and trusted program, uniquely tailored to give you and your partner the stepping stones you need to reconstruct your love story, one heartfelt stride at a time.

Let's Rediscover the Melody that Once Harmonized Your Hearts.

Can you still hear the sweet melody of your love story’s beginning? The captivating crescendo of falling for your partner was likely a sweet symphony in your life. 

Can that tune play again? Absolutely!

With our Loving at Your Best Plan, we can help tune your relationship back to its original harmony. As the only LGBTQ+ couples therapy in New York integrating so many top, evidence-based models with highly trained therapists, we use a strategic approach to reignite your love.

Embark on a transformative journey with your therapist at our Loving at Your Best Plan, where six powerful models converge that can help shape the symphony of your relationship:

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Uncover destructive patterns and enhance your communication with the Gottman Method, our tool to orchestrate effective conflict resolution in your relationship
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy: Deepen your emotional intimacy and foster a secure bond between you and your partner
  • Schema Therapy for Couples: Identify and transform chronic negative patterns that may be straining your relationship
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Challenge unhelpful thinking and behavior patterns to foster positive changes in your relationship
  • The Mindsight Approach: Enhance your understanding of each other’s thoughts and feelings while promoting empathy and connection
  • Sex Therapy:Regardless of your relationship’s configuration, we employ a blend of sex therapy models to cultivate a healthier, more fulfilling sexual bond

Each model is skillfully adapted in our Love at Your Best Plan to echo the unique rhythms and experiences of LGBTQ+ couples in New York City.

Staying blissfully “in love” isn’t a riddle. It’s an art and a science that unveils the chords to a lasting relationship. 

This symphony of love isn’t just for straight couples; it’s our tool to compose a harmonious relationship that resonates with you. 

Let’s rediscover your love’s melody together. 

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Meet Our Team of Expert Therapists at

Travis Atkinson LCSW Director Gay Couples Therapy
Travis Atkinson
Paul Chiariello
Tiffany Goldberg
John Prezant
Jon Prezant

Empower Your Love: NYC's Premier Therapy for LGBTQ+ Couples Tailored Just For You!

Experience Rapid, Transformative Results: Noticeable improvements often begin from the very first session.

Utilize Cutting-Edge, Personalized Therapy: Our approach is structured and rooted in the latest research, ensuring your unique needs are met.

Benefit from our Expert, Empathetic Team: Our dedicated therapists are not just highly trained, they’re specialists in LGBTQ+ couples therapy – we truly understand and honor your journey!

Imagine the Possibilities: Uncover the Potential of Your Relationship with Us Today!

  • Transform Conflicts into Connection: Enhance your communication skills, turning disagreements into opportunities for deeper bonding with your partner or spouse.
  • Reignite the Sparks: Rediscover the passion, intimacy, and romance in your relationship.
  • Foster Enduring Love and Respect: Work on rebuilding and nurturing your emotional bond, love, and mutual respect.
  • Dream Together, Grow Together: Identify and support each other’s dreams to cultivate a shared vision for your relationship.
  • Break Free from Recurring Patterns: Minimize the risk of falling back into old habits, paving the way for a healthier, happier relationship.

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The Founder and Director of GayCouplesTherapy is Travis Atkinson, LCSW.​

Meet Travis Atkinson, LCSW, LICSW: The Heart and Soul of and the Mastermind behind the Loving at Your Best Plan.

Travis’s lifelong career dedicated to serving couples and training couples therapists has shaped his unique approach to therapy, culminating in the creation of the Loving at Your Best Plan. His extensive expertise in the field is further evidenced by his contribution to ‘Creative Methods in Schema Therapy: Advanced and Innovation in Clinical Practice’ (Routledge, 2020).

As an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist for Individuals and Couples, a Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist, and a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and Supervisor, Travis carries a rich reservoir of knowledge and experience.

Adding to his credentials, Travis had the privilege of being featured alongside Sue Johnson in the first-ever training video for couples therapists specifically tailored to Emotionally Focused Therapy for Gay and Lesbian Couples. This unique experience further cements his standing as a specialist in LGBTQ+ couples therapy.

In recognition of his exceptional contributions to the field, he was honored in 2020 with the rare and distinguished Honorary Lifetime Member award by the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST), among numerous other accolades.

Travis’s unique blend of expertise, empathy, and commitment makes him a trusted ally for LGBTQ+ couples seeking to enhance their relationships.

Travis’s expertise in various therapy models, combined with a compassionate approach, guides our team of seasoned psychotherapists, including Senior Clinician Paul Chiariello, LMSW, Sex Therapist Jon Prezant, LMSW, and Couples Specialist Tiffany Goldberg, LMSW.

Together, we are committed to applying these proven interventions to empower LGBTQ+ couples in enhancing their love relationships. Book your appointment today for a transformative journey!

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At, we prioritize both your convenience and confidentiality, using a HIPAA-compliant online platform to connect you with our exceptional therapists. In-person sessions are currently unavailable, but rest assured that our virtual sessions maintain the highest standard of care.

Please note, clients must be physically located in a state where our therapists are licensed during the session:


  • For New York physical location during session, Travis, Paul, Tiffany, or Jon are available.
  • If you are physically present in Vermont during the session, you can connect with Travis.
  • Jon is ready to assist those physically located in New Jersey during the session.


If you are physically present outside of these states during a session, we encourage you to check if that state allows reciprocity for mental healthcare services for licensed social workers in New York, Vermont, or New Jersey.

Please be mindful that laws address physical location during a session, not where you reside. We’re committed to providing you with the care you deserve, wherever you are, following licensing laws by state.

Schedule an appointment now by calling 212-725-7774 or complete the contact form and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.