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  • Robin talks about the spiral experience in relationships according to Imago relationship therapy during her couples’ intensive workshops in Long Island, New York. For more information on couples counseling, contact Robin today. All relationships start off with a flood of good emotions, then couples begin to hit a wall when things get challenging. What Robin…

  • Robin Newman, Imago relationship therapist: Are therapists paid to agree with you? I often get the question if I ever ‘agree’ with my clients. So, here’s my answer to that: I will always agree with blatant injustice. But, I feel that if I agree completely, I’m letting the person off the hook of looking at…

  • Another question that is often asked to me when people are calling me up to sort of screen me to see if I’m the right fit is they’ll ask me, how I work with their depression / anxiety? I try to approach it as a relational model. I do Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well. Most…

  • If you feel that your relationship is lacking intimacy, I highly encourage you to look into the Imago Dialogue. As an Imago Relationship Therapist, I help guide couples who struggle for re-connection to find their way, develop better communication skills, and fully be heard and understood. Once this happens, couples open up, their hearts open,…

  • How do you teach empathy?

    How do you teach empathy?

    Robin Newman, how do you teach empathy? Empathy is the ability to emotionally understand what other people feel, see things from their point of view, and imagine yourself in their place. Essentially, it is putting yourself in someone else’s position and feeling what they must be feeling. I like to explain empathy as looking at…

  • Therapy for better mental health with Robin Newman, licensed social worker in Long Island, NY So, somebody said to me, “ugh, 2020.. it sucked..” Yeah, it did. But I’ll tell you something really great that came out of 2020. More people now, than ever before, are finally looking at mental health / therapy as a…

  • Centering exercise before couples speak during therapy with Robin Newman, LCSW in Long Island, NY. Whenever I start an Imago session with a couple, they often ask why we do a centering exercise before starting. Part of why I believe in doing a centering exercises, is first of all, to calm oneself. It also sets…

  • Conflicts in a marriage are inevitable and perfectly normal, but many couples struggle to resolve these conflicts alone. This inability to communicate effectively with one another can cause dissatisfaction in one or both parties. Seeing a marriage counselor is one of the best ways to help clarify and resolve the issues that arise between couples.…

  • Anger is a natural response humans have to certain situations, and it should in no way be something we’re ashamed of. However, having troubles controlling your anger can be an issue. Problems with anger management, often called having “anger issues,” only becomes a problem when you can no longer control it. Anger shows itself as…

  • Counseling for low self-esteem.

    Counseling for low self-esteem.

    Self-esteem determines the value we put on ourselves: our talents, abilities, and personal existence. In other words, it is an opinion about oneself of being worthy or unworthy of something in life. Self-esteem affects how we think and feel about our everyday life experiences. Low Self Esteem vs High Self Esteem A person with low…