Calvin  Cruz

Calvin Cruz

He/Him/His

Adult Psychiatrist, MD Social Worker, SW
New York Accepting Online
Updated April 19, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Mood disorders
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks / panic disorder
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics

Professional statement

Calvin Cruz is a Board-certified psychiatrist in Brooklyn, currently seeing patients via telepsychiatry throughout New York City and surrounding areas. Dr. Cruz works with adults, from college students to senior citizens. He provides therapy, and medication when necessary, to treat a wide variety of conditions. Dr. Cruz is happy to offer medication consultations to patients who are already in treatment with another therapist.

Dr. Cruz uses an approach that is compassionate, collaborative and patient-centered. He listens intently in order to learn about all aspects of his patients’ lives, helping to uncover issues that are contributing to their current difficulties. He then partners with clients to formulate a treatment plan tailored to each person’s unique situation. In therapy, Dr. Cruz helps patients increase their awareness of the connections between their thoughts, feelings and actions, thereby helping them avoid patterns that have been holding them back in their lives. Dr. Cruz has expertise in psychopharmacology, and in appropriate situations can thoroughly discuss medication options with patients, thereby offering another avenue to help them feel better.

Dr. Cruz earned his medical degree from Weill Medical College of Cornell University. After medical school, Dr. Cruz completed both a psychiatry residency and a public psychiatry fellowship at New York University School of Medicine, where he remains on the faculty. Prior to medical school, Dr. Cruz earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington, and as a social worker gained experience working in child welfare, substance abuse treatment, and HIV/AIDS case management.


Message to clients

I’m excited that you’re looking to make a change in your life. Starting therapy can be intimidating, and I’m here to support you through this process. You’ll find that my approach is thoughtful, curious, compassionate and collaborative. I take the time to understand your situation, and then work with you to come up with a treatment plan that feels right for you given the challenges you’re facing.

With many years of experience, first as a social worker and now as a psychiatrist, I treat a wide variety of conditions, from anxiety to depression to relationship problems, making me uniquely suited to help you. I look forward to the possibility of us working together during this exciting and reflective time.

I am currently offering video visits given the situation with COVID-19. I look forward to speaking with you about how I can help you.


Specialties

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Calvin Cruz is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (30min)
  • Medication management and therapy sessions: $300 (50min)
  • Medication management sessions: $250 (30min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

NYC H+H/Bellevue, Outpatient Psychiatrist, 2020 - Present
NYC H+H/Bellevue, Comprehensive Psychiatry Emergency Program Psychiatrist, 2013 - Present
NYU School of Medicine, Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, 2013 - Present
NYU Langone Health, Clinical Psychiatrist, 2019 - 2020
NYC H+H/Woodhull, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist, 2015 - 2019
NYC H+H/Woodhull, Inpatient Psychiatrist, 2013 - 2015
NYU School of Medicine, Psychiatry Resident, 2009 - 2013

NYU School of Medicine - Public Psychiatry Fellowship, Public Psychiatry Fellowship, 2015
NYU School of Medicine - Psychiatry Residency , Psychiatry Residency, 2013
Weill Medical College - Cornell University, MD, 2009
University of Washington School of Social Work, MSW, 1999


Licensure

New York: 259088


Languages

English