Robin D. Stone

Psychotherapist and journalist

Robin D. Stone, MA, LMHC, is a psychotherapist in private practice at Positive Psychology Associates in New York City, where she works with creative artists, professionals, couples, individuals and groups, addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, trauma and stress. She integrates narrative and creative arts interventions with cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients understand how culture influences their thinking and new ways of being. She also incorporates Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Couples therapy frameworks. 

Robin also facilitates experiential workshops engaging body, breath and Transformative Language Arts to promote deep reflection, engaged community and change. She is developing a practice centered on expressive arts in Harlem.

A longtime journalist, Robin often writes about Black women and wellness. She is the author of No Secret, No Lies: How Black Families Can Heal from Sexual Abuse and lead writer of the Essence book, The Black Woman’s Guide to Healthy Living. She writes regularly for AARP/Sisters, and her blogs appear on Psychology Today. Her mini-documentary THICK encourages Black women to connect with the stories of their bodies for stress-relief and self-care. A former executive editor of Essence and founding editor-in-chief of, she has written and edited for a number of other publications including The New York TimesThe Boston GlobeThe Detroit Free PressHealth magazine, and

Robin holds a Master’s degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York University, and a Master’s in Health Arts & Sciences from Goddard College in Vermont. She received her Bachelor’s in Journalism from Michigan State University.

The Detroit native lives in Harlem with her husband. Together they have four children. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, Clinicians of Color, the National Association of Black Journalists, the New York Association of Black Journalists, and the New York Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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