Emily Cruz

Licensed Master Social Worker

Emily Cruz

Licensed Master Social Worker

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Samantha Vasquez, LCSW 086848-1
Primary Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker - 116911
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • UMR
  • United Health Care
  • United Healthcare Student Resources
Fees: Individual therapy: $100-$200 (45-60 minutes)
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability


928 Broadway
Ste 500
New York, New York 10010

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My Approach to Helping

I graduated from Columbia University with my Master of Science in Social work. During my training, I worked as a social worker intern at Hope Leadership Academy, providing social and emotional support to high school students to promote college and career readiness. Then I worked at the Center for Prolonged Grief, where I received the bulk of my training on grief and its treatment. These experiences have informed my work. My therapeutic approach is strengths-based and person-centered. I will collaborate with you to figure out what will work best for you, and I will continue to point out your progress during our time together. I like to reflect, listen and guide you on how to manage difficult times, manage emotions, strengthen relationships, and identify certain patterns of thinking or behaviors that may not be serving you and replace them with ones that will benefit your quality of life.

More Info About My Practice

I am a white Latina (Honduran!) who recently came out as pansexual and it has been a rewarding and interesting journey navigating this identity. Also, I consider myself an environmentalist by night. I love to garden, learn about native plant species, attend park clean-ups, and take action on climate injustices. In the past, I have planted native milkweed and raised monarch butterflies in my family’s backyard. More importantly, I enjoy spending time with my pets. I love cuddling with my two cats and training my puppy (he is in training to be a therapy dog and visit children’s hospitals one day).

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I best serve all age populations experiencing grief, depression, anxiety, and difficulty adjusting to life changes (e.g., receiving a medical diagnosis, non-death-related losses, emerging adulthood, career or academic, etc.), and families who are having difficulty navigating their roles and responsibilities while dealing with the loss of a loved one or anticipating a loss.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Depression
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Stress
  • Workplace Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Play Therapy

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