About Helen Kramer, Author, Therapist, Coach, Business Consultant


After graduating Cornell University in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science in Child Development, Kramer attended Graduate School at Brooklyn College and The New School for Social Research in NYC. Kramer attended The Gestalt Center where she taught and supervised professional psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers.

Kramer has been a presenter at numerous conferences, including The American Humanistic Association of Psychotherapists, the first International Gestalt Conference and developed training programs at The University of Georgia Graduate School of Psychology and the Cleveland Gestalt center. She also organized gestalt conferences and trained therapists in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, Brazil.

While maintaining her private practice, she served as a consultant to Self-Help, an organization providing psychological services to Holocaust survivors and developed a program for educators working with special needs children and their families. She developed stress-reducing programs at Booth Memorial Hospital for dental residents, and middle managers and designed a program to improve communication between emergency room nurses and doctors.

As a staff member at the Gestalt Association for Practicing Psychotherapy, Kramer lectured and trained therapists at universities in the US, Canada, Europe, and South America.

Kramer’s work in the area of emotional education culminated in 2000, when she and Joan Erskine MSW, CSW co-founded The Personal Change System, a system of emotional education that allows people to accelerate the change process.

Kramer’s work in emotional education and life coaching continues to focus on teaching the emotional skills people need to make their lives more satisfying. She is a communications expert and has taught thousands of people how to be more effective communicators in both their personal and professional lives. Her groundbreaking programs for individuals, couples, families, medical professionals and educators emphasize trust, compassion, and the bonds that unite us.

Kramer has worked as a consultant for 60 Minutes, 20/20, and was profiled in New York Woman. She has appeared on numerous radio, and TV talk shows across the country including Oprah, Today in NY, and Good Day New York. She has taught at the Learning Annex, the Open Center and is a frequent guest on WBAI’s radio show, “Take Charge of Your Health.” She has been profiled in Mademoiselle, Cosmopolitan, New Woman, the Daily News, Family Circle, and Newsday.

Kramer continues lecturing and serving people through her private practice in New York City and Long Island.

“Helen Kramer is a master therapist. She has the capacity to zone in and understand the depth of pain and discomfort one is experiencing like no other person I have known. Her ability to get to the root of an issue quickly, dig into the sore spot and extract the venom is phenomenal. I highly recommend her method, her humanity and her expertise as someone you want to surgically remove your emotional discomfort.”