Spencer Cruz-Katz, Therapist in Charlottesville, Virginia — Zencare
Spencer  Cruz-Katz
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Spencer Cruz-Katz

He/Him/His

Psychologist, PhD
Virginia, Colorado, Washington DC, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas Accepting Online
Charlottesville Accepting In-person
Updated October 17, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Social anxiety
  • Emotion regulation

Professional statement

Dr. Spencer Cruz-Katz is a licensed psychologist, and the founder of Beacon Psychology in Charlottesville, VA. Dr. Cruz-Katz is a cognitive-behavioral therapist who utilizes components from third-wave treatments such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders. Dr. Cruz-Katz earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University where he focused on the assessment of adolescent trauma exposure.

In his 25 year career, he has worked as a substance abuse counselor, foster care case manager, research assistant, and professor of psychology before joining a large group practice in Richmond, VA. Four years later, Dr. Cruz-Katz opened his own, local practice, Beacon Psychology, where he is now able to work with and in his home community.

Dr. Cruz-Katz prides himself on creating a safe and inviting space where it is understood that you are doing your best - but can use some help to do even better.

Thank you for reading.


Specialties

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Spencer Cruz-Katz is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Initial session: $225 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $225 (60min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am to 530pm
  • Tue 9am to 530pm
  • Wed 9am to 530pm
  • Thu 9am to 530pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Charlottesville practice
675 Peter Jefferson Pkwy, Suite 130, Charlottesville, Virginia 22911
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 am to 530pm
  • Tue 9 am to 530pm
  • Wed 9 am to 530pm
  • Thu 9 am to 530pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun closed

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-5pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-5pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-5pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Nevada)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-5pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-5pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-5pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-5pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-5pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years


Fordham University, PhD, 2016
New School for Social Research, MA, 2003
State University of New York at Albany, BA, 1999


Licensure

Virginia: 0810005679

Alabama: Mobility number #6748

Arkansas: Mobility number #6748

Arizona: Mobility number #6748

Colorado: Mobility number #6748

Delaware: Mobility number #6748

Washington DC: Mobility number #6748

Georgia: Mobility number #6748

Illinois: Mobility number #6748

Kansas: Mobility number #6748

Kentucky: Mobility number #6748

Maryland: Mobility number #6748

Minnesota: Mobility number #6748

Missouri: Mobility number #6748

Nebraska: Mobility number #6748

Nevada: Mobility number #6748

New Hampshire: Mobility number #6748

New Jersey: Mobility number #6748

North Carolina: Mobility number #6748

Ohio: Mobility number #6748

Oklahoma: Mobility number #6748

Pennsylvania: Mobility number #6748

Tennessee: Mobility number #6748

Texas: Mobility number #6748

Utah: Mobility number #6748

West Virginia: Mobility number #6748

Wisconsin: Mobility number #6748


Languages

English