Yair  Kramer

Yair Kramer

Psychologist, PsyD
New York Waitlist Online
Upper West Side Not Accepting In-person
Updated June 9, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Trauma
  • Couples counseling
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Yair Kramer is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in New York City. His expertise lies in relationship issues, both for individuals and for couples. He helps clients with loneliness, intimacy issues, anger, jealousy, family conflict, friendships, divorce, and general interpersonal struggles through individual, couples, and group therapy.

For individuals, Yair helps clients understand how past relationships are affecting what they’re struggling with now – and what might be getting in the way of getting the love and closeness that they’re looking to get. Many of Yair’s clients are single individuals who are trying to figure out how to get what they want in relationships, and what might be getting in the way. Through their work together, Yair helps them understand the context of their struggles and how their past may have influenced their current relationships to gain insight and realize changes.

Among couples, common challenges Yair sees include infidelity, general unhappiness in relationships, feeling unheard, anger issues and fighting, and disagreements around next steps in a relationship such as marriage and children. The basis of his work is centered around helping couples understand how they get caught up in cycles, and to help them realize they’re on the same team even if they feel in fight or flight mode and develop compassion for why the other person is reacting so harshly to ways they’re reacting. Yair sees couples of all walks of life, including those who are dating, married, and separated. His practice welcomes both heterosexual and same-sex couples.

While Yair’s primary focus is relationship issues, he is also trained in the treatment of anxiety and depression, and uses a combination of behavioral interventions to help clients make and see immediate changes, as well as deeper insight work to understand the sources of these struggles.


Message to clients

I am committed to helping my clients understand why they are struggling, and how to change that.


Specialties

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Yair Kramer is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (45min)
  • Initial session: $250 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

Yair will submit claims to your insurance company directly to assist you in receiving out of network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Upper West Side practice
170 West 73rd Street, New York, NY 10023
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 3:00pm-10:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 7:30am-1:30pm
  • Fri 7:30am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
  • Fri
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2013 - 2019
Brooklyn College, 2013 - 2014
Rutgers University College Counseling Center, 2011 - 2013

Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, PsyD, 2012
Yeshiva University, BA, 2006


Languages

English