Hello. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 15 years experience providing therapy to a wide range of populations. My approach to therapy is to focus on what makes each person unique as an individual. I discover quickly how each person has demonstrated resiliency in the past and help them employ solution-focused strategies, in order to produce results.
I served in the Army before becoming a therapist and had the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. These early experiences have afforded me the opportunity to understand different cultures and I utilized these experiences often as I work with clients from different backgrounds from my own.
My career has provided me a range of experiences working with challenging populations. I have worked in several inpatient settings, private practice, and for the Department of Veteran Affairs treating returning service members and their family members. Additionally, I have worked on international trauma outreach initiatives aimed at educating people in Latin America about the impacts of trauma and how to prevent vicarious traumatization, as well as caregiver burnout.
I approach everyone with a sense of openness, honesty, caring, empathy, and understanding. In therapy, I am supportive, while at the same time strive to be clear and direct, and never judgmental. I try to provide practical guidance and tools for the problems my clients are experiencing. I often utilize a skills based approach when attempting to help clients work through the problems they present. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on how the way an individual thinks and what he or she tells themselves impacts their social and emotional functioning. CBT is a great way to help clients change the way they think, so they can change the way they feel and erratic unwanted behaviors. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) can be useful for clients who can’t seem to calm themselves down and need helpful ways to self-sooth. Through the practice of mindfulness based tools, clients often report that the above mentioned therapeutic modalities go a long way at help them achieve results.
Doctorate of Education in Counseling Psychology Ed.D, Argosy University San Francisco, CA
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Argosy University, San Francisco, CA
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education (Religious Studies), Wayland Baptist University, Aiea, Hawaii
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
I also have experience in Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression
LMFT #46231 (Expires: 2020-07-31)
Dr Kramer is very easy to talk to and tries to accommodate my schedule when he can.