Robin Bryant, Ph.D.

Located in New York City serving the Upper West Side and all surrounding areas

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Couples Counseling in New York City

Many couples experience bumps in the road over the course of their marriage. Some can be weathered easily, others take longer to heal from, and some cause a splinter that only worsens. When these bumps in the road occur, you can find support and solutions from Robin Bryant, Ph.D..

Offering marriage, couples, and relationship counseling sessions, Robin Bryant, Ph.D. helps you gain critical relationship skills to benefit you and your partner and aid you in getting back on track. These counseling services are, without exception, offered with compassion and understanding, informed by care for your unique situation and struggle.

If you’re looking for an exceptional couples counseling service in New York City, contact us right away at (212) 721-8910 and reserve an appointment with our expert counselor.

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Results-Driven Couples Counseling Techniques

Robin Bryant, Ph.D. is proud to offer tried and tested techniques that are built to drive results. When you’re with us, you can rest assured that our sessions will be meaningful and educational. We aim to help you and your partner learn both individually and together the ways to understand and take care of each other’s needs, helping you move forward in a healthy manner.

Our results-driven couples counseling techniques include the following:

Communication Skills Training

Improving communication skills is often a key focus in couples counseling. Here, we’ll teach you to incorporate skills to listen to your partner actively and express your thoughts and feelings effectively.

Conflict Resolution Skills

We’ll help you understand how to resolve conflicts successfully and without lasting repercussions. This is done through a deep dive into identifying the underlying issues, learning how to express your needs and wants clearly, and working towards determining a mutually satisfactory solution.

Emotional Intelligence

Our counselors will help you develop your emotional intelligence by teaching you how to recognize and manage your own emotions and understand and respond to your partner's emotions.


We’ll work through a series of activities to hone your recognition of your partner’s emotions and develop empathy for their feelings. We help you attain this empathy by encouraging you and your partner to listen closely, understand, and validate each other’s perspectives and emotions.

Problem-Solving Skills

We’re skilled at assisting couples in cultivating adequate problem-solving skills so that they can identify the root causes of their problems and work collaboratively to come up with solutions that are satisfactory to both parties.

Relationship Skills

We’ll help polish your relationship skills in multiple aspects, including how to set boundaries for yourself, how to express appreciation and affection in a manner that is recognizable to your partner, and how to navigate difficult conversations without aggravating your partner.

It’s important to note that the specific techniques we use in couples counseling will depend on the needs and goals of the couple. We build our programs personalized to your requirements and incorporate the techniques that will help you get your relationship functioning again. Call our team in New York City at (212) 721-8910 to get started on your journey to a healthy and happy relationship with us!Bottom of Form

Couples Counseling in New York

Building and maintaining a healthy relationship is far from easy. If you are having trouble seeing eye to eye with your partner, pursuing couples therapy could make a world of difference.

The couples counseling services offered by Robin Bryant, Ph.D. are among the best in New York. We understand that every couple faces unique challenges, and we always take a highly customized approach to our services.

With the help of our expert team, we're confident that you will develop better communication strategies, conflict resolution, and a greater sense of self within your partnership.

If you'd like to learn more about how couples therapy could aid your relationship, we invite you to contact us at (212) 721-8910 today.

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Book a Meeting with a Licensed Couple's Therapist

Sometimes, it can be difficult to admit that your relationship needs work, but asking for help is often the hardest part. Once you meet with our counselor and understand our approach to couple's counseling, we're confident that you'll be more motivated to get started.

When you contact our office, we will book a consultation at your earliest convenience. The consultation is basically your first meeting, and it will give our therapist a chance to get to know you and your partner and the challenges you are facing in your relationship. We can determine what strategies would work best for your unique needs and provide you with pricing information, too.

The consultation is perhaps the most critical meeting of them all – it will be your opportunity to really understand what you and your partner are facing and start the healing process.

Relationship Guidance for Infidelity to Addiction and Everything in Between

While many relationships are plagued with financial issues, addiction, family conflicts, and other external pressures, others are more closely related to the heart. You and your partner don't need to be facing a serious crisis to seek help with your relationship, but if you are, our experts are here to help.

We have experience helping individuals and couples with the most common relationship turbulence from parenting differences, cheating, intimacy, and everything in between. No matter how you're feeling, we encourage you to bring it forward. Transparency and honesty are the best ways to move forward when you're experiencing relationship turbulence.

Confidential Therapy Services in a Comfortable Environment

We want to assure you that the services we offer to our valued clients are completely confidential. Everything will be left behind closed doors, and you can rest easy knowing that we make your privacy our top priority.

Our team is also very happy to welcome you to a clean and comfortable environment, equipped with tasteful furnishings designed to make you feel right at home.

We know that opening up about your relationship’s struggles can be difficult, and we hope that operating in a private, homey environment will make the experience a bit easier.

If you have special requests for your therapy session, please let us know. We will do what we can to accommodate your needs.

Professional Therapy Services

If you are in search of a couples' counselor who is sensitive to your relationship's specific difficulties, look no further than Robin Bryant, Ph.D.. Dr. Bryant is unrivaled in their qualifications and commitment to helping clients through their difficult times.

Couples all over New York depend on the exceptional therapy services of Robin Bryant, Ph.D. Regardless of the individual or collective issues you are experiencing, you will find an open and welcoming environment.

We will articulate the various problems and situations your relationship is facing. With a compassionate and non-judgmental approach, we will improve your communication bond and mutual understanding. We'll help you move into the next step of your relationship with confidence and optimism.

Let the path to a brighter tomorrow start here. Contact us today at (212) 721-8910 to schedule your counseling session.


Exceptional Couples Therapy Sessions

A few issues and circumstances can arise throughout a relationship. During troubled times, communication is frequently compromised. Spouses might hold on to grudges or withhold their honest feelings about situations they find themselves in. This can make it especially challenging to solve various problems.

If the couples are able to break down their barriers and open the lines of communication, great strides can be made. Some couples can openly communicate on their own. But many couples—more than you might suspect—require the oversight and assistance of qualified couples' counselors. That is where Dr. Bryant comes in.

For years, Robin Bryant, Ph.D. has helped couples from all walks of life experience improved communication and cooperation. The decision to attend couples counseling is an empowering one, as both parties are committed to improvements. Regardless of the issues you are facing, you can depend on a positive outcome.

With Dr. Bryant guiding you and spouse through difficult conversations, the barriers preventing one another from sharing your feelings will dissolve. You and your significant other will improve both communication and listening skills and emerge with a better sense of each other's values and outlooks. With this heightened clarity, you won't just have a better understanding of your spouse—you will have a better understanding of yourself.

Growing Through Knowing

Though we offer couples' counseling services, our sessions are not just about one partner learning about the other. As in one-on-one therapy and counseling, these sessions are also about self-discovery. If you are unsure of what you want, or your motivations are unclear to you, our sessions will explore these wants and motivations. The more you come to learn about yourself, the better of an idea you will have about what you need from your spouse.

Dr. Bryant helps couples develop self-awareness and emotional control to manage conflict more effectively. Her approach combines effective communication with team building and self-development to help all couples succeed.

Private Therapy in a Comfortable Environment

Deciding to attend counseling with your partner can be challenging, but if you are choosing to do so, we want to make your experience as positive as possible.

To ease the situation, we are committed to welcoming you into a completely confidential and peaceful environment. Our office space is designed to make you feel at home, so you can be more at ease when discussing difficult topics with your partner.

Together, we will work to ensure a rewarding and enlightening experience for everyone involved.

Therapeutic Atmosphere

Since our practice opened its doors, we have always cultivated an atmosphere that encourages openness, honesty, and relaxation. With the compassionate Dr. Bryant at the helm, this is easy. In an environment as tranquil as ours, it is even easier.

Dr. Bryant provides thoughtful guidance in a safe and welcoming space for all. Her approach is defined by compassion and respect, guided by her years of experience as a relationship therapist. She remains steadfast in her commitment to promoting growth and achievement in all her clients, and couples are no exception. For quality counseling in a therapeutic environment, Dr. Bryant is here to help.

Remote Therapy Available for You

Always one to stay in step with the times, our practice now offers remote therapy for those who would prefer to conduct their sessions from the comfort of their home.

During times when you are not able to leave your residence for various reasons, or commuting is too difficult, we offer virtual counseling sessions for all new and regular clients. We promise the same confidentiality in these sessions, and the same quality of care as well.

Counseling for Blended Families

No two couples are alike. Some might have hopes to adopt children, while others might disagree about having children at all. There are also individuals who enter into relationships with children from a previous relationship. In some cases, both spouses might have children of their own.

Navigating the terrain of families such as these is more than possible, but some couples might feel as though they need assistance. Having to consider the feelings of ex-husbands and ex-wives, as well as the children from both sides, sometimes it helps to have a little guidance. Let Dr. Bryant be the one to offer that guidance.

Even the happiest of romantic unions undergo an adjustment period when blending families. Each parent has to find their place in the newly formed family and adapt accordingly. With the help of Dr. Bryant, this adjustment period can be a positive experience. With proper coping mechanisms and skills on how to navigate playing the role of parent to a new child, your relationship will only strengthen.

With our help, you will learn how to communicate boundaries related to parenting, discipline, and financial matters. In our sessions, you will have the space to freely express your frustrations, questions, and concerns with Dr. Bryant and your partner. Before long, you'll find yourself in a stronger and more rewarding relationship—and your whole family will see its benefits.

Rebuild Trust Through Therapy

Have you experienced a loss of trust in your relationship? It is common for a couple to experience a break in trust at some point in their relationship. The couples who survive these disruptions are the ones who commit to working through their issues together. We can help you work through those issues. No matter the reason for your relationship's loss of trust, we can help you re-establish your unit's foundation.

We can show you how to relay your thoughts and emotions in a non-confrontational matter and how to listen to your partner's concerns without becoming defensive. With our help, you can forge a new path together.

Trust can be lost quickly, while rebuilding trust takes time. Make sure you have the proper skills to rebuild it. Dr. Bryant has helped many couples overcome the hardships associated with a break in trust. With compassionate and professional oversight, trust can be restored.

Premarital Counseling for Young Couples

For those who have not had previous serious relationships, or have yet to experience many of the touchstone moments of adulthood, marriage is quite the adjustment. While no two relationships are entirely alike, there are issues related to personal growth, the sharing of finances, and open communication common among most relationships. For those who have little experience in committed, long-term relationships, these issues may be foreign to them.

Before young couples embark on their next chapter, it is best to address issues that have yet to be resolved. Doing so ensures that you and your spouse are ready for the next stage in the relationship. We can also show you how to effectively manage issues that might come up in the future as you move through your new life.

Our premarital sessions might cover:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Active listening approaches
  • Personal boundaries
  • Maintaining intimacy
  • Parental and blended family issues
  • • Trust-building exercises
  • Conflict resolution
  • And more

Premarital counseling is not just for couples who struggle. It’s for anyone looking to grow and build a life with their partner. It allows you to develop stronger communication skills, manage conflict, and work together to solve issues that may arise in the future. Give yourself the tools to maintain a healthy and harmonious relationship for years to come. Your future self—and your future spouse—will thank you.

Advice and Support for Couples Issues

We place high importance on the comfort of our clients and the confidentiality of our sessions. Your session will take place in a comfortable, inviting space where you and your significant other will be encouraged to relax and open up. No topic in couples counseling is off-limits, and both individual and couples' issues can be discussed openly.

Some of the most common issues dealt with in couples therapy include the following:

  • Communication issues
  • Differences in values and opinions
  • Infidelities
  • Parenting matters and blended families
  • Addictions
  • Physical and mental health problems
  • Planning for the future
  • Career and education changes

You'll be given a chance to voice your concerns and to listen attentively to those of your partner. Each will have ample opportunity to absorb your partner's comments and respond kindly. We will explore various solutions to the problems that are holding you back.

Comprehensive Couples Counseling for All

Robin Bryant has years of experience counseling unique couples from all backgrounds. Dr. Bryant offers her expertise to anyone in need of quality counseling, no matter their relationship situation. She provides comprehensive care to all who come her way in a safe, non-judgmental space.

We are proud to offer extensive couples counseling for:

  • Married couples
  • Unmarried couples
  • Premarital couples
  • Divorced couples
  • Same-sex couples
  • Those who want to rekindle their romance
  • Those in the process of separation

Whatever the stage or circumstance of your partnership, we are more than happy to help. We understand that relationships can be tricky and that sharing your life with someone is not always easy, but having a safe space for communication can make all the difference.

Couples Therapy for Separating Couples

Couples therapy isn't just for those who want to move forward together. It can be for those who are looking to part ways in a healthy and respectful manner, too.

If you and your partner have chosen to separate, you are at the beginning of a long journey towards healing. Often-times, individuals and couples will need extra support through this process as they separate from one another.

If you and your partner have financial or familial matters to resolve before you part ways, or you want to get some clarity and closure before ending the relationship, Robin Bryant is more than happy to provide support through this process.

Therapy for Couple's Who Wish to Rekindle Their Romance

Life is long and complicated. Any long-term relationship is bound to face dry spells when it comes to passion and romance. It may be easier than we would like to admit putting the needs of our loved ones on the back burner while we focus on work, hobbies, or developing ourselves.

If you and your partner wish to rekindle your romance and reignite that flame, you've come to the right place. Our counseling services offer you and your loved one a space to discuss what is missing from your relationship and what you wish to see moving forward.

Robin Bryant can guide the two of you in finding new ways to enjoy each other's company and spark joy in your relationship on the daily.

Couples Therapy for Parents

Many couples face difficulties and disagreements when it comes to raising children. Whether you are both the biological parents of your kids, or you are living in a mixed family, there are bound to be challenges along the way.

Robin Bryant has been providing counseling for parents for many years. We are proud to host a space in which parents can openly discuss the concerns they have for their kids and improve their collective duty of raising children.

Discussing your parenting issues away from your home and family will also respect the feelings of your children and limit any distress or conflict in the household.

Listening to the unique perspectives of your partner can help you understand more deeply their parenting wishes and help the two of you come up with new techniques that work for the whole family.

Couple's Therapy for Infidelity

One of the most common issues faced by couples is infidelity. If you or your partner has engaged in another romantic or sexual relationship, it can be a devastating betrayal.

Infidelity can be very difficult to deal with, and many couples choose to reach out for professional help.

Our couple's therapist has many years of experience addressing cheating with couples. We will help you discuss your deep feelings and pain surrounding the circumstance and help you decide whether the relationship is worth saving.

While infidelity has sadly torn many couples a part, many more have found the strength to rekindle their love and trust.

If you and your partner are willing to put in the work, we are happy to help you grow together.

Therapy to Address Different Beliefs and Opinions

A traditional partnership is made up of two people who choose to spend their time together. Love can be born out of similarity to one another, undeniable attraction, or curiosity about another person. Love can take many beautiful forms, but it is not uncommon that you and your loved one will not always see eye to eye.

If you have a different worldview from your partner, it can be tough to find common ground, especially when discussing contentious topics. Couple's therapy can help you and your loved one overcome differences and hopefully come to a deeper understanding of one another.

Dr. Bryant provides effective counseling to help you navigate your differences and appreciate each other’s opinions and beliefs. Her integrative approach has helped many couples not only overcome but celebrate those differences, giving them the firm foundation they need for a life together. She’s confident she can help you too.

Therapy for Same-Sex Couples

All couples face similar issues in the way that they relate to one another. Same-sex couples, however, face a unique set of challenges that can be extremely difficult. Whether you or your partner is struggling to come out to your family, having identity issues, or if you are facing homophobia, these challenges are nuanced and can be very hard to overcome.

Robin Bryant has been working with same-sex couples for many years. We will take the time to understand your relationship and guide you through these issues with wisdom and compassion.

With a bit of guidance, you could be surprised by the clarity, strength, and power you find as a couple and as individuals.

For more information about same-sex couple's therapy, get in touch with us at (212) 721-8910 today.

Addiction Issues within a Relationship

Different people grapple with life's challenges in different ways. Sometimes, these challenges can lead individuals down an unhealthy path of addiction. While addiction has a primary effect on the person themself, it also affects their partner and loved ones.

If you or your partner are struggling with addiction, we are here to help.

We can help you address a variety of addictions, including:

  • Alcoholism
  • Narcotics
  • Gambling
  • Internet
  • Sex
  • Food
  • Retail
  • And more

Our services are entirely free of judgment. Dr. Bryant's goal is to help you better your relationship and provide you or your loved ones with the resources needed to improve their lifestyle and overall happiness.

Planning a Future with Couple's Therapy

A couple is made up of two unique individuals. It is not unlikely that these two people have different interests, dreams, passions, and visions for the future.

Being in a partnership is a choice that requires sacrifice. You or your partner will likely have to give up or change aspects of your future to meet each other's needs, but finding this middle ground is not always easy.

Seeking professional help is never a bad idea. Counseling can help you, and your loved one improve your communication skills as you talk openly about what you each want for your future together.

While being in the presence of a stranger may seem scary or uncomfortable, many clients find that having a mediator, and someone to prompt honest discussion, allows difficult conversations to be more productive and less intimidating.

Strengthen Your Bond with Regular Couples Counseling

Several couples choose to set up regular couples counseling sessions with us. They choose us to simply renew communication or in response to new circumstances in life.

Scheduling regular sessions can help you get a deep understanding of the issues at hand and discuss them critically. Whether you are working through a difficult life change, mental health issues, or on-going conflict, taking the time to talk about these problems consistently can alleviate anxieties and promote further dialogue between you and your partner.

Our services help maintain a healthy and open communication culture. Discover why countless couples in the New York area depend on our services.

Individual Therapy

Sometimes, we need to reflect on our difficulties and fears before discussing them with our partners. Opening up and being honest about how we feel can be very challenging, but attending an individual therapy session can help us ease into this process.

Individual psychotherapy explores the lived experience of the individual. We will focus on discussing the difficulties you are facing in relation to your past life events. Developing an understanding of how you have grown to be who you are today, can help put our lives in perspective and allow us to move forward in a way that better meets our individual needs.

Individual psychotherapy can be used in conjunction with couple's therapy or explore the needs of one person. To find out more about individual counseling, get in touch with Robin Bryant, and set up a meeting today.

The Benefits of Couples Therapy

Couples therapy offers numerous benefits to couples of all backgrounds, ages, and experiences. Tailored to each couple's needs, it helps them build trust and effective communication skills to create a lasting, loving partnership.

The benefits of couples therapy include:

  • Improve Communication: Communication is the foundation of any relationship. Couples therapy can help you learn effective communication techniques to express yourself in healthy, supportive ways. It can also teach you how to listen to your partner so that both of you know how to appreciate and validate each other's experiences.
  • Greater Appreciation for Each Other: Couples therapy can help individuals recognize and cherish what makes their partner so special. By bringing attention to both of you—both as individuals and as a partnership—it can help you gain perspective, leading to greater appreciation for your partner.
  • Gain Confidence in Yourself—and Your Partner: Unhealthy relationship dynamics can leave us feeling drained, exhausted, and less confident in ourselves. Couples therapy can help you validate your experiences and recognize your strengths while also working on improving your relationship. By doing so, it can help you feel more confident in yourself, as well as in your partner.
  • Prevent and Manage Conflict More Effectively: Couples often have a hard time navigating conflict, leaving it to simmer until it reaches boiling point. Therapy can help you learn effective strategies to cope with conflict, giving you the tools you need to manage arguments and resolve them fairly.
  • Improve Mental Health and Wellness: When relationships are in distress, both partners feel the effects. With couples therapy, you can learn how to create a positive, healthy dynamic so that both of you feel better. By encouraging positive growth, it can promote a positive mindset, giving you the groundwork to achieve mental health and well-being.

Couples Therapist with Years of Experience

Robin Bryant, Ph.D. has been serving couples for several years. With years of experience serving a wide variety of couples, we have the insight and wisdom needed to assist couples with any issue.

Robin Bryant takes an open and engaging approach to therapy, allowing couples to lead the discussion while providing reflection, and prompting discussion when needed.

Our decades of experience and extensive credentials and qualifications help us instill a sense of openness and confidence in each individual and couple: allowing you to move forward in trust and agreement.

If you are in search of an experienced and detailed couples' therapist, you have come to the right place.

Couples Counseling with Convenient Scheduling

We serve many couples here in New York City, but we understand that many of our clients lead a busy life. That is why we do our best to accommodate the schedule of you and your partner. To discuss availability, get in touch with us today.

Dr. Bryant strives to provide a range of appointment availabilities to ensure all couples can benefit from her advice and guidance. She is welcoming to all, so don’t hesitate to reach out to learn more about available appointment times.

Online Couples Counseling

At Robin Bryant, Ph.D., we proudly offer virtual and online couples counseling sessions to accommodate as many clients as possible in a convenient and flexible manner.

We appreciate that not every couple has the same comfort level with or access to in-person therapy. By conducting online sessions, we can help our clients establish their own safe spaces and enable them to feel more comfortable sharing openly.

We use state-of-the-art video calling systems with end-to-end encryption and store them securely on local devices to ensure the safety and anonymity of your data. Our counselors appreciate the sensitive nature of the information you’ll share, so we take all necessary precautions to make our online sessions as secure and comfortable as in-person meetings.

Affordable Couples Counseling

When you partner with Robin Bryant, Ph.D. to support you on your couples counseling journey, you get access to a team with fair pricing.

We treat our clients respectfully before, during, and after our sessions. That starts with honest pricing and ends with compassionate and effective counseling. Our team will happily answer any questions you may have about our prices and work collaboratively to find a financing solution that works for you.

New York City’s Best Couples Counseling

If you’re dealing with a rough relationship patch or trying to overcome a few particular issues, Robin Bryant, Ph.D., is here to support and help you. Over the years, we’ve worked hard with our clients to make them feel supported and heard and to equip them with the tools to manage their problems.

Our compassionate and solution-oriented approach has helped us become one of New York City’s top couples counseling services. We’re confident we’ll be able to help your relationship grow and thrive in the future as you put into practice the strategies and tools you learn at Robin Bryant, Ph.D..

Marriage Counseling for Tough Times

Even the happiest marriages can encounter speed bumps along the way. When you and your partner hit a rocky patch, the team at Robin Bryant, Ph.D. can provide compassionate and effective support to aid your relationship.

We specialize in couples counseling and have extensive experience with newlyweds, separated partners, and everything in between. We bring a compassionate approach to our sessions and understand the complicated nature of marriage. We’re confident that the therapy provided by our practice will be able to help you achieve clarity and work through issues in your marriage.

Safe Space for Partner Counseling

For many couples, counseling can be an opportunity to explore contentious issues in a safe and structured environment. At Robin Bryant, Ph.D., we work hard to establish and uphold a safe space to facilitate difficult discussions and problem-solving.

Our therapy sessions are founded on mutual trust and respect, and experienced counselor Robyn Bryant will work to present a comfortable space for your benefit. You’ll never be pushed to explore issues or reveal personal information you’re not ready to. We’re there to support you and will never break your trust or push you too quickly. Our team has an excellent reputation, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Schedule Your Therapy Session Today

A partnership is not always easy. Disagreements, significant life changes, and difficulty communicating are all common issues that couples face. Sometimes it takes the guidance and experience of an expert to allow you and your partner to look at each other's perspectives critically.

Discover the difference couples counseling can make in your relationship. Robin Bryant, Ph.D. has the knowledge, passion, and experience to restore and improve your relationship.

To learn more about couples counseling, or to schedule your session, reach out to us today.