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  • Welcome

    We Help Couples and Individuals Feel Better While Making Tough Life Choices

    We Specialize In...

    Therapy By Choice INC has qualified professionals who can help couples or individuals after infidelity, excessive screen use, jealousy, anxious partner, financial stress, communication issues or parenting differences. Together we can come up with a plan to help make a real difference in your life as a couple and individual.

    We specialize in helping couples & individuals learn more effective ways to connect. We also teach couples & individuals what not to do while arguing and study the way you and your partner argue so that we can come up with a personal plan to change those ways!

    Please contact us for a free consultation so that we can explain what to expect in couples therapy and what the next steps are to get started.

    If you are looking to:

    – Start enjoying life again

    – Achieve your goals

    – And live authentically

    …Then let’s chat!

    New Client Information

    New Client Forms

    New Client Forms

    If you are new, please feel free to fill out these intake forms before the first session. These forms can also be filled out during the first session.
    Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    View commonly asked questions related to therapy with us, and psychotherapy in general. Your active participation and dedication is crucial to your success.
    Rates & Insurance

    Rates & Insurance

    Do you have health insurance? Check here to see if you would be covered under your insurance provider for our services. If you have questions, please reach out.

    Meet Our Team

    Leah Elvitsky, LMFT

    Leah Elvitsky, LMFT

    I've had the pleasure of working in the Mental Health field for the last 12+ years. I love working with couples and helping them learn skills to better their relationships and reduce conflict by building a stronger solid foundation.. Helping women and men cope with a loss or breakup of a relationship can be one of the hardest to overcome and thereforeI try to be more motivational in my therapy approach in the effort to give hope to my clients. I also enjoy working with individuals who struggle with shopping addiction and struggles with money management.
    Irena Shwartzman, AMFT

    Irena Shwartzman, AMFT

    I work with young adults, adults and couples who may be struggling with depression, self-harm, anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, trauma, stress management, attachment struggles, and as well as with self-esteem and identity development. I’m also EMDR trained and practicing! I help couples who are dealing with infidelity, and communication issues. We can also speak in other languages in therapy as I know four of them: English, Hebrew, Russian and Ukrainian.
    Anthony Deamant, AMFT

    Anthony Deamant, AMFT

    My passion is geared towards working with individuals and couples who are navigating through life transitions such as alternative lifestyles, break-ups, infidelity or the nuances and intricacies of poly-relationships. I can provide a space where couples can explore the ever-changing definition of a relationship, which is a key focus of mine or seeking emotional independence, dealing with partner codependency, help with setting boundaries, fear of rejection, feelings of jealousy, working through trust issues and fear of abandonment.
    Laura Berchtold, Life Coach for Individuals & Families

    Laura Berchtold, Life Coach for Individuals & Families

    As a life and family Coach I am an energetic listener who believes change is always possible. It is my passion to help people understand the power of their behaviors and guide them to use their personal strengths to deepen relationships, whether it is in a couples, family or work environment. Besides focusing on the solution of the obstacle at hand, my work always emphasizes on equipping the individual with the tools to handle future challenges or unforeseen problems smoothly and in control of the situation. I can also help with holding you accountable to achieve your goals. I am available for coaching sessions in English and German.

    Let's start working together!

    “Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you”
    -John C. Maxwell

    Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome at some point. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or any other issue, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow.

    Let's connect online and get started!