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Spencer Cruz-Katz(He/Him/His)

Psychologist, PhD
VirginiaColoradoMarylandNevadaNew Jersey
Anxiety - Depression- Relationship issues- Trauma-Social anxiety-Emotion regulation-

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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.

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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

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


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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


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

Locations & Hours


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

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (45min)
  • Initial session:$225 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$250 (60min)
  • Family sessions:$225 (60min)

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