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  • We Help Couples Communicate, Reconnect & Heal

    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.

    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..
    Irena Shwartzman, LMFT

    Irena Shwartzman, LMFT

    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
    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.
    Robyne Vance, AMFT

    Robyne Vance, AMFT

    I enjoying and have experience serving communities where gender affirming care, and inclusivity to those in the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities is essential. If you are an individual or couple who needs help navigating through hard transitions then I can help you!
    Jordan Flores, AMFT

    Jordan Flores, AMFT

    Life can be a challenging and unpredictable journey, filled with moments of joy, love, and success, but also with moments of pain, sadness, and uncertainty. I am here to walk with you on this path, helping you navigate the complexities of your emotional and mental well-being. I understand that seeking therapy is a courageous step, […]

    Services We Provide

    Couples Therapy

    Do you feel like your relationship is at a standstill? Are you and your partner stuck in the same argument loop every night? Do you feel like the you and your partner are drifting away? Do you desire more intimacy between you and your partner? All things can be improved, changed and bettered, with just a little support, no matter how big or small. With couples therapy, you’ll learn how to communicate your feelings and needs, and get what you want out of your relationship. Some issues that bring couples to therapy are: Addiction/Partner Addiction SupportBalance (Work/Life/Family)Blended FamiliesChronic IllnessDivorceExtended FamilyInfidelity/CheatingIntimacyMental IllnessPre-Marital/ReadinessPornographySex

    Individual Therapy

    Has your life been touched by a major event such as a death, divorce, or layoffs at work? Are you having a hard time moving through and past the emotional turmoil? Do you feel completely stuck and like you need guidance getting back on track? There’s no denying that life often presents us with our fair share of challenges, usually in the form of sudden change. These life transitions, even the positive ones, can throw us into a tailspin and leave us feeling stressed, confused, and vulnerable. But with the right tools and mindset, you have the power to not only overcome any adversity but also transform into a more authentic and confident version of yourself.

    Support for Family & Friends of Addicts

    More often than not, drug addictions start with the experimental use of a drug in social situations. And for some people, drug use becomes more frequent. As time passes, a person may feel the need to use more of a drug to get their desired high, and soon a person may need the drug to simply feel “good.” When we see this happen to a loved one, we do everything we can to help. But sometimes, our unconditional love simply isn’t enough. Signs and symptoms of recent use include: The feeling of exhilaration and excess confidenceIncreased alertnessIncreased energy and restlessnessBehavior changes or aggressionRapid or rambling speechDilated pupilsDelusions and hallucinationsIrritability or changes in moodIf your loved one comes to mind with any of the above symptoms and behaviors, it may be time to consider addiction counseling. As an addiction counselor, I will address the symptoms of your loved one’s addiction and the related areas of impaired functioning, and together we’ll structure the time and content of their ongoing recovery. I believe that there are many paths to successful recovery that will work with the goals and desires of your loved one, and ensure they can make the life changes they want to make. Contact me today for a free consultation.

    If you are looking to:

    – Start enjoying life again
    – Achieve your goals
    – And live authentically


    …Then let’s chat!


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    “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!