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 the hope that it might be helpful for you on your road to self-discovery and healing. It also gives me an opportunity to share a bit about what first steps can look like if you are interested in therapy. On the contact page of this website, you can find multiple ways to contact me – via phone, email, or by submitting a form online. Any of these methods will reach me and inform me that you are interested in therapy. From there, I will respond and contact you to schedule a free phone consultation. The phone consultation will last approximately fifteen minutes and will give you the opportunity to ask me any questions that are on you mind related to your reasons for seeking therapy, while I will get a chance to begin to understand and formulate a preliminary understanding as to the reasons and goals you associate with your desire to start therapy. The phone consultation will help us determine if I will be a good therapeutic fit for you and what you are hoping to focus on and obtain through your therapy.
I work with a diverse group of unique and dynamic people, and I feel passionately about the work I do. I frequently work with adults challenged by depression, anxiety, trauma, self esteem/confidence and/or identity related issues. I work to get to know who you are, what motivates you, what you hope to achieve through therapy, and what you feel stands in your way from accomplishing goals you have set for yourself. We will use therapy to identify the areas of your life where you feel you could be functioning better and to establish realistic goals for you in an effort to feel more fulfilled in your life. Therapy is a space that empowers you to bring up the issues in your life that are important to you. Therapy provides you a space where you can place focus on these issues, in order to help you develop greater insight into how and why you are challenged by these areas in your life, to set realistic and healthy goals for yourself, and to examine how these issues affect the important relationships in your life – including the one with yourself. Therapy allows us to take a deeper look at the impact these areas of your life have on you, your sense of self, your feelings of fulfillment, and whether you are achieving what you want for yourself from your life. A significant purpose of this blog is to give you an opportunity to highlight and address those areas of your life that you feel can benefit from the therapeutic process. Therapy can afford us a collaborative process of focusing on important aspects of your life and experience that will benefit from attention. Through the starting point of this blog, you are encouraged to let me know what it is that you are hoping to get out of therapy. Sharing this information can initiate the process of our working as closely aligned as possible regarding the goals that are of importance to you that we have the ability to address during our weekly sessions. This process gives us the opportunity to get to know you, what drives you, and what motivates you, so we can be as much on the same page as possible regarding what you are hoping to get out of your therapy sessions.
As we work, I will check in with you to see how you are feeling. I’m interested in your feedback both as to how you feel things are advancing in your therapy and how therapy is helping you to feel that you are working toward goals that will make your life more fulfilling. It is important to me that I focus on your comfort level within therapy, and I will touch base with you to ensure we are on track toward therapeutic objectives that both resonate with you and make you feel positive about how things are progressing. The time is yours, and it is important that you feel heard, understood and aligned with your therapist regarding what you feel you are getting out of the therapeutic process. I see therapy as a constant open door to reflect upon your feedback, your experience, and what you feel you are gaining from the therapeutic process. I feel very fortunate to work with the folks I get to see in my practice, and I strive to make the therapeutic process as meaningful and resonant as possible for all those who walk through my doors. Your voice is important, integral, and I want to make sure that you feel that you are expressing it freely, that you feel it is being heard accurately by me, and its purpose and objective is being taken in and appropriately digested throughout the therapeutic process so that you feel understood and recognized.