Stephanie  Cruz
Zencare Vetted

Stephanie Cruz


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Resilience Lab Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Updated October 3, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life transitions
  • Depression
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Anxiety
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Veterans' issues

Professional statement

Stephanie takes great pride in the therapeutic relationship and believes it is an imperative part for positive change throughout the course of therapy. Stephanie provides a healthy balance of encouraging self-awareness and understanding how past experiences can impact one’s future, while recognizing that humans are complex and it takes time to understand yourself on this level. Who you are and what you need will be validated in your sessions as she tailors her client’s treatment to meet them where they are.

Message to clients

I aim to create a space where every client feels understood, respected, and valued as an individual. We will work to gain clarity on the life events that have led to this moment and create a plan to help you overcome the mental blocks that may be holding you back. I will help guide you to understand yourself on a deeper level, so you can feel at peace with who you are, and where you have been. I am committed to holding you accountable in a compassionate and supportive manner as we work toward positive change.


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

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

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

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

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

Veterans' issues - Coping with reactions of exposure to life-threatening or traumatic events; supporting veterans and their families adjusting to civilian life


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


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health)
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150


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
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11am-7pm
  • Wed 9am-5pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri 9am-5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Resilience Lab, Therapist, 2023 - Present

New York University, Masters, 2017


New York: 110522