Patricia Kraemer - PsyD, LP

 
Patricia Kraemer - PsyD, LP

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My Areas of Practice

As a psychologist, I have years of experience working with a wide range of mental health problems.  These include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, grief and loss, stress management, life transitions, and trauma recovery.  My theoretical orientation is solidly grounded in scientific research and I tend to focus on the whole person (mind-body connection), supported by a balanced and healthy lifestyle.  Mental health and physical health are intertwined.  You can't treat one without affecting the other.  I encourage my patients to understand and utilize the interface between science, contemplative practice, and practical wisdom.  When your mind changes your brain changes, because thoughts and feelings greatly impact our brains.

General Information

Gender: Female

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Services

Practices at

St Louis Park
3800, 3850 and 3900 Park Nicollet Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Education & Certifications

Doctorate in Psychology: University of St. Thomas
Minneapolis

Masters in Psychology: University of St. Mary's
Minneapolis

Bachelors in Speech and language Pathology: University of Minnesota
Minneapolis

Research & Publications

Kremer, P.A. (2004, September).  Development and application of MMPI-2 restructured scales.  Grand round presentation.  Human Services, Inc. Washington County.

Kraemer, P.A. (2003, February).  Emotional exposure in the treatment of trauma related disorders.  Grand round presentation.  VA Medical Center, Minneapolis.

Kraemer, P.A. (1999).  The application of habit-reversal in treating trichotillomania.  Psychotherapy: Theory/research/practice/training. 36 (3), 298-304.

Kraemer, P.A. (1998).  Trichotillomania among depressed adults.  Trichotillomania learning center, 3 (24), 9-12.

Kraemer, P.A. (1998).  Generalized Anxiety Disorder:  Treatiment and associated features.  Bulletin of behavioral health services, 7 (3), 3-5.

Kraemer, P.A. (1996).  Patient treatment handbook for panic disorder.  Minneapolis, MN:  Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Kraemer, P.A. (1993, January).  Affective activation in the treatment of anxiety disorders.  Grand round thesis presentation, Ramsey County Medical Center

Professional Associations & Awards

  •    American Psychological Association
  •    Minnesota Women Psychologists
  •    Adjunct Professor, University of St. Thomas
  •    Consultant, Trichotillomania Learning Center

 

 Community Service Awards:

  •  - YWCA of St Paul, SELF (Self Esteem and Leadership Fulfillment) Program
  •  - YWCA of Minneapolis, Two-Gether Mentoring Program
  •  - United Way's Voluntary Action Center/First Call for Help (supervisor)
  •  - Perspectives Walk-in Counseling Center (supervisor) 

Personal

I try to strike a healthy balance between my work and my personal life.  My family and friends keep me from taking myself too seriously if I become too intense.  I have learned the skill of relaxing, being in the moment, and taking pleasure in the mundane aspects of life.  I have many interests, but my favorite thing is to learn something new.