Couples Therapy on the Upper West Side
If your relationship is on the rocks, there is no one better to call than Robin Bryant, Ph.D..
Just because your partnership is experiencing a rough patch, doesn’t mean that it’ll be this way forever. Fulfilling and genuine love is hard to come by, and if you both feel that there’s still potential, there’s no reason to give up on the relationship.
Robin Bryant, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist on the Upper West Side specialized in couples’ therapy. Fully certified and highly trained, we have the best and most proven couples’ therapy exercises for you and your partner. We provide a warm and safe environment and expert guidance and advice.
Want to start working on your relationship? Get in touch with us now at (212) 721-8910!
Speak with a Professional Couples Therapist
We’ll begin by scheduling an initial consultation where you and your partner will answer a series of questions to assess the situation you’re in within your relationship and to identify the challenges you’re being faced with. We want to get the full story, so we’ll know how best to approach your sessions.
For maximum efficiency, we encourage you to be fully committed to the process and to make sure your partner is on the same page as you. First and foremost, there must be a willingness to work on the partnership from both parties.
At first, working with Robin Bryant, Ph.D. will be an adjustment. There are many potentially difficult aspects couples might face in therapy together but being able to work through those difficulties is a part of what we’re setting out to do. There will be conversations you’ve never had before and questions you’ve never faced, but your therapist will be there to support you as you break new ground in your relationship.
You might hear things from your partner that you have never heard them express before. This can conjure up emotions in both parties, but it’s important to recognize that we’re working in a safe space. When you’re in the office working on your relationship, your success as a couple is at the center of what we’re doing. It might be difficult at first, but you’ll gradually become accustomed to working through your problems in this way and be happy that you started working with us. We maintain relationships with many satisfied previous clients, many of whom we’re glad to still receive holiday cards from every year!
When Should You Seek Couples Therapy?
It’s estimated that the average couple who seeks therapy has been in a state of conflict for about six years. That’s a long time. While many people in relationships choose to attend couples therapy only when the problems with their partner become severe, this isn’t your only, or even your best, option. Often, if you leave issues unresolved or unaddressed, they’ll develop into deeper feelings of hurt and potential resentment that drive a wedge between you and your partner.
We don’t think your relationship needs to be on the brink before you consider couples counseling. It’s always better to be proactive about your issues and work together to overcome them before they further damage your relationship. If you’re worried about fighting, communication issues, stagnating, losing the spark, or other problems in your relationship, it’s never too soon to work on these with a licensed therapist.
Please don’t wait until it’s too late when you start couples therapy. With our understanding and proactive couples therapy sessions, you can get ahead of the problem and deal with any communication issues or fights before they fester and become more serious. Contact us to book your first appointment.
What Couples Therapy Is all About:
If you are considering couple’s therapy, already you can be sure that your intentions are in the right place. Wanting and seeking help from a professional therapist is an excellent start because it shows right out of the gate that you care enough to work on your relationship.
When in a marriage or long-term romantic relationship, it is easy for people to get stuck inside communication patterns, especially when discussing difficult topics. When two people spend a lot of time together, communication patterns naturally develop, but some aren’t useful. A result of this can be an overwhelming feeling of having had the conversation a thousand times before. The truth is, you probably have, and not much progress was made on any occasion.
Bringing a therapist like Robin Bryant, Ph.D. into the room with you can help you locate the pitfalls in your communication style and expose yourself to fresh perspectives that can help improve communication moving forward.
What Are Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Sessions for Couples?
Emotionally Focused Therapy is a type of couples therapy that focuses on improving the emotional bond between partners. In EFT sessions, couples work with a therapist to identify and address the negative patterns in a relationship that are causing distress and build positive habits of communication and interaction.
Here are some ways EFT sessions can help partners overcome obstacles and strengthen the relationship:
Increased Emotional Awareness
EFT sessions help people in a relationship become more aware of emotions, both their own feelings and those of their partner. This increased emotional awareness can help partners communicate more effectively and with greater empathy and understanding.
Build Trust and Intimacy
Focusing on emotions can help couples build trust and intimacy by creating a safe space where they can share their thoughts, feelings, and needs without fear of judgment or rejection.
Identify Negative Patterns
Identifying negative patterns in a relationship, such as criticism, defensiveness, or avoidance, is possible with the help of an EFT-certified therapist. By recognizing these patterns, couples can learn to interrupt them and develop new, positive patterns of communication and interaction.
Focusing on emotions during sessions can help couples improve communication by teaching them how to express their feelings and needs in a way that is respectful and effective. This can help couples avoid misunderstandings and conflicts.
Resolve Past Hurts
EFT sessions help couples work through past hurts and unresolved emotional pain that may affect their relationship. By addressing these issues, both parties can work constructively together to move past reoccurring issues and build a stronger, more resilient relationship.
If you’re considering exploring the benefits of our EFT sessions, we encourage you to contact our representatives to schedule an initial consultation.
How Intimacy Counseling Can Help Solidify Relationships
If one or both partners feel a lack of physical or emotional intimacy is affecting the relationship, seeking intimacy counseling with a trusted therapist can help. During these sessions, Dr. Robyn will help couples come together in trust to express their deepest needs and desires.
These sessions are tailored to the comfort of both partners and may include topics like:
- Expressing desires respectfully
- Exploring different ways to deepen emotional connection
- Discussing sexual concerns
- Exploring differing preferences respectfully
- Discovering new techniques to enhance sexual relations
- Addressing negative beliefs and insecurities
The goal of intimacy-focused sessions is to help couples deepen communication and connection and increase overall satisfaction for both partners. Would you like to learn more about intimacy-focused therapy? Feel free to contact us for more information about our therapy services.
When Infidelity Counseling for Couples is the Right Choice
Infidelity counseling, or affair recovery therapy, is designed to help couples heal after one partner has been unfaithful.
The following are some situations where infidelity counseling may be the right choice for couples:
- After an affair has been discovered
- When there is a history of infidelity
- When there are communication issues
- When there are intimacy issues
- When both partners are willing to work on the relationship
Infidelity counseling requires the equal participation of both partners and can help couples work through the pain, betrayal, and trust issues that arise from the affair.
If rebuilding trust is something you and your partner would like to try, don’t hesitate to book an appointment with Dr. Robyn.
Build a Stronger Relationship with Couples Therapy
Our highest priority at our company is to help any couple seeking our services to enter into their relationships with a higher level of security, confidence, and success. It’s essential for us that anyone who wants the transformative help of couples therapy can receive the guidance and support of a professionally trained ear. We’re passionate about helping you be in a more connected and healthy relationship.
To help you achieve your relationship goals, we focus on developing the following strengths:
- Listening to understand
- Effectively communicating perspectives
- Setting healthy boundaries
- Improving trust
- Resolving conflict with win/win resolutions
- Improving quality time together
- Reigniting passion and intimacy
- …and more
We’ll build a strategy that focuses on the specific problems you’re facing to help you become more engaged and communicative in your relationship. Let’s work together to help you and your partner become stronger together.
Foster Trust and Respect with Open and Honest Communication in Couples Counseling
During sessions with us, you’ll be able to communicate openly and honestly in a warm, safe environment, and we’ll help guide the conversation in the right direction. This will allow you and your significant other to have healthy, constructive conversations, and stop passive aggressiveness and other bad communication habits in their tracks.
A space where you and your partner can actively listen to each other while properly expressing your feelings and concerns will help you build trust and respect and hence, help mend the relationship. Relationship therapy is a lot of work, but if you value your partnership, the work will be well worth it.
Focusing on Your Emotions Throughout Therapy
One of our main strategies is to provide a space where each member of the couple can discuss openly how they feel. This may not sound special, but we often do not ask the right questions in relationships, let alone listen to the answers for fear of being too hard to hear. When Robin is in front of you, you will be asked tough questions about how you feel and what you want from the relationship. Each party gets their own time to speak, and a lot will be uncovered in this time.
By emphasizing specific communication patterns and the resulting emotions, in many cases, our clients feel they were able to express long-suppressed feelings productively. Think of your therapy session as a platform to air your grievances and do so in a way that aims toward a more fruitful marriage or relationship.
Robin Bryant, Ph.D.: Expert Couples Therapy NYC
Whether an event has caused a breach in trust or your relationship feels like it’s lost its spark, Robin Bryant, Ph.D. is here to provide you with the tools and guidance to work through it. We’re confident that we’re the best couples’ therapist on the Upper West Side and the whole New York City area, and we have a track record of success to prove it.
So when your relationship just doesn’t feel the same as it did, but you and your significant other are dedicated to each other and want to make it work, give our couples counseling a try!
There are many factors in a relationship that can start to feel strained. Coming to therapy with Robin Bryant, Ph.D. won’t only help work through what’s causing that strain, but it will also relieve a large portion of the stress you’re both facing in trying to figure it out on your own. Robin Bryant, Ph.D. has been working with couples for a long time and has seen many different relationships. After doing this for so long and building many different strategies that help relationships get back on track, you can trust Robin Bryant, Ph.D. to help you fix the troubles in your relationship.
Embarking on couples therapy is a serious thing, and the treatment shouldn’t end when you leave our office. Robin Bryant, Ph.D. will bring new strategies into your life to help you work on your relationship between sessions. These strategies will help you be more compassionate to your partner’s needs and more knowledgeable about their experience in your relationship.
People are very complex, and even if you have spent years with your partner, you don’t know everything about them. It can be difficult for some people to recognize this fact, but it is positive. It means that there will always be something new to discover and appreciate about your partner.
What Bringing a Therapist into the Room Can Do
You will face questions and conversation topics that you may never have thought about before, and each partner in the relationship will hear things from the other that they may have never heard. Often this is a revealing and enlivening experience that ends up being more motivating in the long term than hard to hear.
Think of Robin Bryant, Ph.D. as a judgment-free soundboard for your relationship issues. With a therapist as skilled and experienced as Robin, you will be heard and conversations will be guided in productive directions so both parties can leave knowing what steps to take until the next session.
In the first few sessions, you might be shocked by the process. Things might be divulged that were unexpected, intense, and hard to digest. This is often necessary for the process to be successful, and you will gradually become more able to handle those difficult conversations.
Think of it this way: the fact that you’re seeking out help in the first place is very positive. It means that you want to fix the things straining your love life.
There are no cure-alls in a relationship. Relationships require maintenance and lots of care. Lack of attending to the relationship and the individuals inside of it can lead to problems, and if the issues remain unattended, they can escalate.
Robin Bryant, Ph.D.’s specialized knowledge in the realm of relationships helps couples achieve success. If you’re interested in improving your relationship or are tired of fighting with the one you love, please reach out today. Robin Bryant, Ph.D. will always be able to find a time to work with you that is ideal for all of us.
Flexible Scheduling with Our Therapist
One of the biggest hurdles to beginning couples therapy that couples often face is finding a time that works in their busy schedules. Many of our clients are married with families, and we understand that finding time in such a full and demanding life can be difficult. Any couple who wants the benefit of our services should be able to get our help, no matter how complex their schedule may be, so we offer flexible scheduling options that can help you and your partner find a time that works to visit our practice together.
Whether you need to book a session around your work schedule or need to have virtual sessions, we’re happy to accommodate your needs. We’re also flexible with the frequency of our sessions because we know you may not have the ability to come every week—just visit as often as you can!
Contact us today to schedule your first appointment with a registered couples therapist!
Cost-Efficient and Reliable Couples Counseling Services
When you want great counseling services that aren’t a financial burden, there’s only one name you should know: Robin Bryant, Ph.D.. With us, you never have to choose between getting the help your relationship needs and spending more than your budget.
Good couples therapy should be affordable for all who need it. That’s why Robin Bryant, Ph.D. is committed to providing an effective, affordable service. If you feel that the service is unaffordable, please reach out to Robin anyway because we will work out a payment strategy that works for all involved.
Please don’t let money be the item that gets in the way of your relationship improving. Just get in touch with Robin Bryant, Ph.D. today, and you will be one step closer to the help you need. Call today to get started.
The Best Couples Therapy on the Upper West Side
Call Robin Bryant, Ph.D. today to help you fix your relationship and make it better than ever before!