For over 15 years, Dr. Bryman has been treating people of all ages that come to her looking for answers. This is the essence of therapy: to provide tools necessary to make changes that can help someone improve their life or the lives of those around them. Therapy can be short-term or long-term, and there are always effective strategies. Dr. Bryman provides a safe and comfortable setting to facilitate growth and self -awareness. She teaches coping skills that will lead to lasting independence. In addition, over time, her clients become introspective, explore their actions, and eradicate unhealthy behavioral patterns. Dr. Bryman is also well versed in social media and the dangers that text messaging, Facebook, and Instagram pose to both adults and youth. Dr. Bryman is available for consultations prior to beginning therapy and can be seem at her office conveniently located off the Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway.
Dr. Robin Bryman is a Licensed Psychologist. She earned a Doctoral Degree in School Psychology from the City University of New York in 2002, and holds two Master’s Degrees in Counseling Psychology and Industrial Psychology from Teacher’s College, Columbia University earned in 1990. Prior to that, Dr. Bryman earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the State University at Albany in 1988.
Dr. Bryman has vast experience in the field of Psychology over the years. This includes an extensive research background involving children, adolescents, and parenting. She was an adjunct professor at Queens College, teaching both Undergraduate and Graduate students courses spanning Psychology, Elementary and Secondary Education.
This therapeutic approach addresses dysfunctional emotions, behaviors and cognitions through a goal oriented, systematic process. Issues that are treated in this fashion would include, but not be limited to, fears, phobias, and other broader concerns like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other anxiety disorders.
This is a form of ego psychology. The primary of which is to explore the unconscious content of the client’s thoughts and feelings in an effort to alleviate emotional tension. This form of therapy is most effective in individual treatment.
Trauma is defined as any event that challenges a person’s coping ability and belief systems. Dr. Bryman is available for crisis-reactive therapy meetings. Such meetings help the patient regain composure and daily functioning in the midst of highly stressful situations.
Dr. Bryman understands the dynamics of the modern family. School, work, finances, and other pressures can impact the family system. Dr. Bryman works with all family members to find workable solutions to the ongoing issues within the family. Her approach to family therapy is eclectic, and she maintains a focus on the whole family as the patient.
With divorce rates close to the 60th percentile, marriage isn’t as easy as everyone hopes it will be. Dr. Bryman works with couples in an effort to provide a framework for alleviating pain that may lead to possible divorce. She is not an advocate of divorce and will work with couples to find a pragmatic approach in a troubled marriage, which may allow the family unit to succeed while a marriage is in distress.
This is a time period that simultaneously brings both great joy yet also a great deal of frustration to parents. Dr. Bryman works with both the child and parent to come up with the tools and solutions to issues that arise. These issues include sleep difficulty, toilet training, separation anxiety, behavioral and social concerns, cognitive functioning, school phobia and many more.
Adolescent development presents a new set of challenges for parents and child alike. Issues that typically arise during this period include peer relation difficulties, risk taking behaviors, conflict with or among siblings, and other related family issues, such as divorce, and academic stress. Other issues that Dr. Bryman works with at this age include self-destructive behaviors, low self-esteem, and poor choices of judgment.
Going through a divorce can be extremely stressful. Issues range from how to work through the beginning phase of the divorce process to actual separation and how these issues impact you and your family. Dr. Bryman works closely with clients as they handle the transition from divorced to the next phase of life.
Dr. Bryman has a niche working with small to medium sized businesses and business owners. She handles complicated issues, ranging from the decision to end a business, how to deal with other stakeholders, partners, spouses, or family members.
Recovery from abuse caused by a narcissistic partner presents its own set of unique challenges. Issues can range from the inability to break free completely from the relationship to struggles with PTSD and self-blame to full-on codependency. By sharing recovery strategies from both a clinical and personal perspective, Dr. Bryman’s helps clients to recover from all aspects of this complex of type of abuse.
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