The ABCs of Dating: A Guide to Love and Dating for the Openhearted

I'm happy to announce the publication of my new book on successful dating: The ABCs of Dating: A Guide to Love and Dating for the Openhearted.

Are you actively dating but not finding satisfaction and fulfillment? Are you new to dating? Are you re-entering the dating world? Are you confused by what you hear and read and as a result feel anxious? Are you dating to find love and commitment? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these then this is the book for you! The ABCs of Dating is a guide for women and men that recognizes and reveals the separate and unique stages of the dating process and provides insightful strategies to help you attain your relationship ideals!

Now available on Amazon in print or for Kindle.

Brenda A. Lewis, LCSW - Psychotherapist & Author

Thank you for visiting my site. I am a practicing psychotherapist in New York City who works with adults and couples of all ages and cultural/religious backgrounds.

In my work with couples, I focus on enabling people to positively find ways to renew and recharge a relationship and to address problems that have been deterring them from experiencing physical and emotional intimacy more fully. I deal with singles to provide dating strategies that align with personal values and resolve issues about moving forward in the pursuit of personal and shared happiness.

I also work specifically to address sexual dysfunctions and sexual intimacy issues, in individuals and couples, including the feelings of shame and embarrassment which can adversely affect the relationship.

In over 20 years of practice, I have found that most people have a longing for intimacy and connectedness. This yearning unifies them and makes them feel more alive and creative in the world. I provide guidance, answer questions and address issues that could be inadvertently blocking your efforts to achieve greater happiness and intimacy in your relationships. I enjoy helping people in the search for love and personal fulfillment, whether they are single and looking to develop a relationship, already in a relationship but need to improve and enrich it or are in a relationship that is just not working and need help in changing their situation and finding closure in a healthy way.

Often people feel overwhelmed or feel they are at an impasse that is just impossible to see their way out of! My approach can help you to reveal and understand the dynamics of a relationship and to empower you to create positive change to bring greater peace of mind. It can help you to determine what you are looking for in another and offer actionable steps that you can use right away.

Issues related to dating, being a couple, emotional and sexual intimacy can be addressed in a spirit of emotional health and with the understanding that it can lead to greater emotional satisfaction.

Everyone deserves to have a healthy, loving relationship...Dear Brenda is here to help you create yours!

Please reach out to arrange a consultation by phone at 212-691-7883 or via email at