About Joy Dryer

Joy Dryer, Ph.D. has been a Clinical Psychologist for over 40 years, a Psychoanalyst for 25 years, and a Divorce Mediator for the past 20 years. She works with individuals, couples, and families, and maintains a private practice in NYC. Dr. Dryer is a former Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology at NYU and continues to teach and supervise graduate students, and present professional papers at academic conferences. When Covid started, she returned to more personal writing. She writes poetry and a monthly blog for Psychology Today (“joy in relationship”).

Hearing with Your Eyes

2023-02-06T12:21:34-05:00Thursday, February 2, 2023|

“Starting a new year sucks,” Rod says at the beginning of their first couples therapy session of the new year. I feel I need to make ‘resolutions’ about being a better person. As ...

“Why are we here?”

2023-02-02T16:01:45-05:00Monday, January 23, 2023|

“You’re gonna sit silently the whole time?” Miriam’s voice rises as she examines Livia’s face, five minutes into their first couples session. Livia crosses her arms as she speaks for ...

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