Archive for December 2019

Kick off the new year by learning how to conquer anxiety disorder symptoms. Anxiety, stress or panic are all too common in the daily lives of New Yorkers. Anxiety is the holiday gift that nobody asked for. The reality is that the end of the year, or the beginning of a new one, can be an…

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Sexual assault is a problem that unfortunately is significantly underreported, especially given the frequency sexual assault occurs. Every 73 seconds a person is sexually assaulted. That’s almost one person every single minute. On average there are over 433,00 victims of sexual assault each year, with the majority of victims being between the ages of 12…

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Hi there and welcome to my blog. I’m Kevin Creamer, LCSW, a therapist in private practice in Chelsea, Manhattan. I have a decade of experience working as a therapist and running a mental health clinic. This blog affords me an opportunity to write a bit about some common issues I see in my practice with…

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I work with people who identify in myriad ways. I work with a great deal of straight and cisgender (believing your gender identity is in alignment with your birth sex) in my practice. That being said, I think it is important to know that I have experience working with the LGBT community for those who…

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Understanding one’s trauma response is often a critical component of the therapeutic process. People often dismiss their potential to have been impacted by a traumatic event based on messages we have received from the media regarding trauma, especially “post-traumatic stress disorder.” We don’t have to endorse all of the symptoms congruent with PTSD to have…

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Something that will often come up in therapy is the opportunity to look at different parts of ourselves, as opposed to only considering ourselves as one heterogeneous being. What this means is that we don’t function the same way all of the time. Depending on a multitude of factors we present ourselves, feel, make decisions,…

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Anger: Friend or Foe? Anger is an emotion that we are often taught to feel is a “negative” or “bad” emotion. In fact, anger is a healthy and normal emotion that we all experience from time to time. It can be the motivator that tells us it is important to stand up for our, or…

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Chronic Stress and the Body

When we think of stress we often presume that it is an experience isolated to the mind. While stress is a psychological phenomena that is often reflective of our internal and emotional experiences, it also has a significant impact on our physical bodies. As a stress and social anxiety therapist in NYC , I find…

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