Yair  Kramer

Yair Kramer

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients for morning & evening appointments in Bronx practice only (updated November 30, 2019)


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


General expertise


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)
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (45min)

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Upper West Side practice

675 West End Avenue

New York, NY 10025

Hours
  • Mon 7:30am-7:30pm
  • Tue 7:30am-7:30pm
  • Wed 7:30am-7:30pm
  • Thu 7:30am-7:30pm
  • Fri 7:30am-7:30pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Bronx practice

545 West 236th Street

Suite C

Bronx, NY 10463

Hours
  • Mon 7:30am-7:30pm
  • Tue 7:30am-7:30pm
  • Wed 7:30am-7:30pm
  • Thu 7:30am-7:30pm
  • Fri 7:30am-7:30pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Upper West Side practice

170 West 73rd Street

Lobby Suite

New York, NY 10023

Hours
  • Mon 7:30am-7:30pm
  • Tue 7:30am-7:30pm
  • Wed 7:30am-7:30pm
  • Thu 7:30am-7:30pm
  • Fri 7:30am-7:30pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

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

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