Shannon  Cruz-Herr

Shannon Cruz-Herr

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients in TriBeCa practice (updated April 13, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • LGBTQIA and sexuality topics
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships
  • Transgender & gender identity topics

Professional statement

Shannon Cruz-Herr is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York with expertise in anxiety, relationships, and questions surrounding gender and sexuality. Shannon particularly specializes in helping people navigate life transitions and explore what's important to them and what they want out of life. She also enjoys helping clients work through relationship challenges. Shannon prioritizes creating an inclusive and affirming therapy space for all.

Shannon puts clients at ease and creates a space that allows them the freedom to share their most intimate thoughts. She has completed training in both psychoanalytic and psychodynamic therapy types and enjoys using what she has learned to help clients gain a deeper understanding of what may be holding them back from living a well-rounded, happy life.

With a background in yoga and the arts, Shannon focuses on the mind-body connection and works with clients who may be experiencing a disconnect between their mind and body. Her approach is grounded in mindfulness practices and psychoanalytic therapy; she believes in the power of a strong connection between client and therapist to heal painful past experiences and to help clients feel more secure in their own vulnerability.

Message to clients

Life can be overwhelming at times, especially in the city. Therapy is a way to understand why you might feel stuck, but what may be causing your important relationships to suffer. Starting therapy can be both and exciting. And finding the right therapist is key. Together we will create a space of trust and connection. We will explore what feels most pressing for you now, as well as old patterns that may be holding you back from greater happiness and ease.


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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Transgender & gender identity topics - Exploring questions related to gender identity, including trans*, non-binary, and gender variant identities; navigating the barriers to and process of transition as well as its impact on you and those close to you

General expertise


Shannon Cruz-Herr 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: $175 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $175
  • Couples sessions: $225 (60min)

Therapist's note

Shannon can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

TriBeCa practice

291 Broadway

Suite 1407

New York, NY 10007

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 12:00pm-8:45pm
  • Wed 2:00pm-8:45pm
  • Thu 8:30am-8:45pm
  • Fri 8:30am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2015 - Present

Institute For Contemporary Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic Four Year Training Program, 2018

Institute For Contemporary Psychotherapy, Psycho-dynamic Psychotherapy Two Year Training Program, 2015

Urban Assembly School For Law and Justice, 2004-2016

Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, MSW, 2010

Michigan State University, BS, 1999


  • English

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