Experts/New York (NY)/Long Island City/Sherry Amatenstein, LCSW

Sherry Amatenstein, LCSW, Counselor/Therapist

Sherry Amatenstein, LCSW - Counselor/Therapist, Author, Marriage Educator, Marriage/Couples Counselor, Social Worker, Speaker/Presenter, YourTango Expert Partner - Long Island City, NY


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Call Me 917-207-3068
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I Believe

Once you truly love and respect yourself, building or transforming a relationship into a healthy, nurturing partnership between equals is eminently do-able.

About Me

Life is short and oh so precious and you deserve to spend it in a caring, supportive and fun relationship. That is where I can come in!

I am the author of The Q & A DATING BOOK: Answers to the thorniest, sexiest, and most intimate and revealing questions about love, sex, and romantic relationships; LOVE LESSONS FROM BAD BREAKUPS: Discover how to make relationships last - by learning from the ones that didn't; and THE COMPLETE MARRIAGE COUNSELOR: Relationship Saving Advice from America’s Top 50+ Couples Therapists.

I am a staff therapist at Washington Square Institute in NYC, run relationship seminars around the country and work in person and on the phone with singles and couples. I write relationship columns for and, and am frequently called upon to give love advice on many national radio and TV programs including the Today Show, Early Show, Inside Edition, GMA Live, CBS News, VH1, BBC, and Good Day New York. My website is

In my practice, I use a combination of approaches – i.e.: psychodynamic, spiritual, cognitive – to help my patients stop getting in their own way and lead happier, more productive, loved-filled lives. I give homework assignments and work hard to help patients overcome the "I am victim" mindset. My philosophy for couples is “empathy versus anger works miracles.”

I specialize in individuals and couples work. I work with clients in person and over the telephone.

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The Reason I Became A Helping Professional

What really drives me is being a child of holocaust survivors. I grew up surrounded by relatives who had endured unimaginable horror, lost so many people who mattered in their lives... Yet these experiences hadn't made them too scarred to give their hearts but determined to create connections.

My parents, now deceased, taught me that it is a tragedy to let things like ego, pride, fear, stubbornness and the need to be right stand in the way of finding and keeping what we all ultimately want - a partner to love and cherish.

Time in Practice3-5 years
Additional ExpertiseAuthor
Marriage Educator
Marriage/Couples Counselor
Social Worker
YourTango Expert Partner
I offer my servicesAt my office
I am fluent inEnglish
Licence informationExpiration 9/30/15
Number 077853-1
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My Store

The Q&A Dating Book

Book by Amatenstein, Sherry

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Love Lessons from Bad Breakups

Every troubled couple has had it up to here with self-help books ...

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