Dr. Diane Kramer is a trained Divorce Mediator and a Clinical Psychologist specializing in Marriage Counseling and Co-Parenting. She is partner in the Long Island Center for Divorce Mediation with her husband, Fred Klarer, Esq., a Divorce Mediator and Divorce Lawyer.
How Diane and Fred Work as a Team:
Diane or Fred orient each Mediation client on the phone as to the process of Divorce Mediation – how it works, what their legal rights are and how much it costs. Once the clients come in for their free first session, Diane and Fred work together to help the clients reach agreement regarding divorce issues: child support and custody, spousal support, the house, other financial assets and liabilities, pensions, etc.
Once the decisions are made, Fred writes up all the paperwork – the Stipulation of Settlement and the Divorce Packet. Diane takes on the marketing job and mostly orients new clients.
Clients have given Diane and Fred multiple five-star reviews. They say that Diane and Fred are extremely calming and knowledgeable. Both know how to create rapport with each Couple, soothe their anxieties, and guide the process – while listening carefully to the needs and wants of each client. Diane’s background as a long-time therapist helps in dealing with even the most difficult client.
Dr. Kramer’s Background
Diane also owns an elearning company, PeakSkills Learning Systems, and is about to launch her award-winning Extraordinary Self Courses on that platform.
Dr. Kramer began her professional life by receiving a Ph.D. in Psychology from New York University in 1973. She then started a forty-year career as a Psychology Professor at Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY. During that span of time, Diane conducted a part-time private therapy practice on Long Island and a part-time organizational psychology practice in the corporate world. To enhance her training, she completed a three-year post-doctoral program at the Center for Family Learning in New Rochelle, NY, as well as many years of study in the fields of Neuro-linguistic Programming and Ericksonian Hypnosis.
In 1990-1992. Diane was awarded a 1.5 million dollar project from the Federal Dept. of Labor to develop the Center for Practical Solutions, an Entrepreneurial Center for Long Island Displaced Engineers. Under her leadership, the Center launched 73 businesses during that two-year period.
In 2008, Dr. Kramer launched the Extraordinary Self Program into the Long Island region. The focus of the Program was on reinventing oneself into a life of success and satisfaction. More than 500 people went through that program and reported more life satisfaction and better outward success.
In 2009, Diane received the Long Island Business and Professional Women’s Center Achiever Award for her efforts.
Dr. Kramer is the author of two books, The Creativity Game by Bearly Press, 1986, and the soon-to-be-launched Marriage or Divorce: When to Hold and When to Fold.
Currently, Diane focuses on her Divorce Mediation and Marriage Counseling Practices. As a Buddhist, she has tremendous compassion for her clients and patients. At the same time, she has the will and inner strength to lead them to their own successful outcomes.
Dr. Kramer is a member of the Suffolk Council Psychological Association and the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation.