Jamey Baumbusch, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Gottman Trained Couples Therapy Expert


​Jamey Baumbusch is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and holds a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University Northwest. He works with individuals and families, and specializes in couples therapy as a Level 3 trained Gottman Method Therapist. In his practice, he combines the use of evidence-based models, such as cognitive behavioral therapy or family-based interventions for adolescents, with a focus on enacting and strengthening solutions. He is skilled at helping clients evaluate what is sustaining their problems and what are the pathways to healing and solution attainment. When working with couples, Jamey teaches skills for improving communication through Gottman Method techniques, and helps couples explore how their individual perspectives, emotions, and histories are impacting the couple’s functioning. He has experience working with premarital couples, blended and second-marriage families, and queer couples.


Click here to schedule a session with Jamey, call (973) 771-6909, or email jamey@relationshipcounselingnyc.com ​

Eduardo Butelman, PhD, MFT

Bilingual Marriage and Family Therapist, Child & Family Therapy Expert

Eduardo Butelman has a Ph.D. degree in Psychology, and holds a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. He is bilingual in English and Spanish, and is fluent in Italian. He offers therapy to individuals, couples and families in any of these languages. He has a long-term background in Bio-Psychology research, related to areas including mood disorders and substance use disorders.  His clinical approach is to use a family therapy framework, together with cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques. This approach can be used with clients undergoing major transitions and stresses across the lifespan, in order to foster resilience and optimal adaptation. 

Click here to schedule an appointment with Eduardo, call (802) 328-0610, or email eduardo@relationshipcounselingnyc.com

Melissa Pennica, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Couples Therapy and Relationship Expert

Melissa holds a Master's degree from the University of Connecticut. Melissa’s past clinical work includes working with adolescents, young adults, couples, and families throughout various life stages and transitions. She has experience in evidence-based models including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as play therapy.  Melissa works from an attachment-based lens of therapy, based on the belief that relationships individuals have with themselves and others in their lives can greatly shape who they are. Melissa employs several therapeutic techniques with clients to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them. Her approach to therapy is to create an atmosphere for her clients to feel at ease when exploring these new revelations and emotions, while helping clients to build the skills that are needed to make the changes in their lives. In addition to working with individuals, couples, and families, Melissa also holds interests in working with LGBTQ individuals and couples, and adoptive and foster youth. 

Click here to schedule a session with Melissa, call (516) 229-1210, or email melissa@relationshipcounselingnyc.com ​​​

Meredith Shirey, MS, LMFT

Founder, Practice Director

Clinical Supervisor, Couples Therapy Expert

Meredith is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Practice Director at Manhattan Relationship Counseling and Psychotherapy. She is a Clinical Fellow member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Topic Expert for GoodTherapy.org. She received both her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling degrees from the University at Albany, State University of New York. SUNY is nationally recognized as one of the top five programs in the US for counseling psychology. Meredith specializes in couples therapy and has extensive training in this area, including training from The Gottman Institute and in Emotionally-Focused Couples Training. Click here to read her articles. 

"My approach to treating clients is to convey warmth and acceptance, while also being direct. I believe in balancing insight and behavioral change- meaning that I find the best outcomes in therapy come from a combination of helping clients learn about the origins of their issues, while also giving them tools to enact change in their present lives. Though I offer therapy in a variety of forms including individual, couple, and family; all of my work has a common theme of improving interpersonal relationships. I believe that as social beings, we are always confronted with interpersonal interactions, which can sometimes become distressing. Whether it be a spouse, intimate partner, family member, friend, child, or co-worker, we all encounter relationships that can be a source of enjoyment as well as stress. For this reason, I typically use a variety of therapeutic techniques that pull from relationally-based theories of psychotherapy." ​​

Click here to book a session with Meredith, call (646) 951-3692, or email meredith@relationshipcounselingnyc.com

Edlira Daljani, MA, LMHC

Bilingual Licensed Psychotherapist, Mental Health Expert

Edlira Daljani is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and also hold a master's degree in Forensic Psychology. Her education and training have enabled her to work with adults, adolescents and children of various backgrounds seeking treatment for a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety,  difficulty with interpersonal relationships, low self esteem, impulsivity, trauma and loss. She specializes in treating relationship issues, depression, loss, and grief. In her practice, she draws from different modalities, including psychodynamic to help enhance self awareness as well as CBT and DBT  to help relieve acute distress and improve functioning. Her approach is non directive, supportive, and her goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment, which enables clients to explore and address difficult internal experiences and ultimately create meaningful change. She is bilingual (English-Albanian) and feels comfortable with conducting psychotherapy in both languages.

Click here to schedule a session with Edlira, call (646) 389-0699, or email edlira@relationshipcounselingnyc.com ​

Rachael Lobo, MFT 

Marriage and Family Therapist 

Rachael holds a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from The College of New Jersey. She specializes in solution-focused individual psychotherapy as well as couples therapy. She also has experience in providing therapeutic support for individuals and families with ADHD, depression, and anxiety. She is an active member of New Jersey's chapter of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and serves the Northern Chapter Committee Chair.