Family Studies Program

For more than 20 years, the Family Studies Program at the Child Study Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, has provided family therapy treatment that can help address issues affecting families as a whole as well as couples.

Family Therapy

The emotional and behavioral problems of one family member affects all family members. Family therapy addresses parent-child discord and the emotional and behavioral difficulties of children at home and at school. We can also help develop the best approach to improving connection and communication among family members and create a safe, supportive environment for family members to work together toward an improved relationship.

Because changes in any part of the family can positively influence the family as a whole, the improvements can be dramatic and long-lasting.

Couples Therapy

Communication problems and conflict can seriously threaten a relationship. Research shows that couples who can communicate constructively are more satisfied in their relationships. Couples therapy addresses destructive communication patterns, relationships with extended family, blended family issues, infidelity, sexual problems, illness and loss, cross-cultural and interfaith issues, issues specific to gay and lesbian couples, and the stress associated with infertility, adoption, and pregnancy.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact our care management team at 646-754-5000 or email us at