GROUP THERAPY: Successful Relationships



“You may not have the relationship you want.

But you can have the relationship you make.”

(Yvonne Agazarian)



Throughout life we seek---but often struggle with---close, personal relationships.

Sustaining a satisfying connection with a spouse or a partner---indeed, with anyone who matters to us---is hard when friction and conflict take the place of warmth and caring.

This psychotherapy group is for men (ages 35 to 65) who value emotional closeness with their significant others and want to become more effective at building and maintaining these relationships.


What We Do

The goal of the group is to increase relationship awareness, develop  emotional intelligence and deepen self-understanding.

Our discussions are wide-ranging but grounded in exploring how we  adapt to the relationship challenges of daily life and how we respond to the forces that promote (or restrain) successful, long-term relationships.

To improve our relationship skills, we practice simple exercises that: 1/ Defuse emotional reactivity, 2/ Communicate thoughts and feelings effectively, and 3/ Loosen the grip of unhelpful attitudes and behaviors.

This combination of interaction and practice helps you to see firsthand how you make (and how you block) the connections you seek and to resolve the obstacles that arise between you and significant others.



A good group depends upon each member participating in ways that make the group reliable enough to be safe, safe enough to take risks and risky enough to make the ongoing experience worthwhile.

Here are the group guidelines to help make this happen:

  • Attend regularly and punctually.
  • Observe your experience in the present moment.
  • Share what you notice as it arises.
  • Do what helps the group move forward.
  • Respect the privacy and confidentiality of the group.


The group meets bi-weekly on Wednesdays for 75 minutes (from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM) on Zoom.

The fee is $95 per person per session.  The fee is a subscription that reserves your place in the group.  If you cannot attend a particular session you are still responsible for payment.

The group is a closed group (not a ‘drop-in’ group).  It requires at least one intake interview prior to joining.

The group is an ongoing group.  In the beginning you are asked to participate in a trial period of four sessions to give yourself and the group the best chance for success.  

After the trial period, if you decide to remain with the group, you are welcome to stay as long as the group meets your needs and helps you achieve your goals.

When, and if, you eventually decide to leave the group, we ask that you give a minimum notice of the number of members currently in the group.


Michael Altshuler, LCSW, CGP

  (914) 478-7952
  21 Jefferson Avenue Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
  [email protected]

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