Shannon  Cruz-Herr

Shannon Cruz-Herr


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Manhattan Not Accepting In-person
Saugerties Accepting In-person
Updated January 8, 2024

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 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, as well as Attachment-Focused EMDR for reprocessing trauma, 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 thoughts & feelings and their physical 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 and strength.

Message to clients

Life can be messy. Therapy can be a way to help you navigate the challenges and to better understand why you may be feeling stuck in certain areas of your life, or why your important relationships might be suffering. Starting therapy can be both daunting and exciting. And finding the right therapist is key. This is why we will prioritize creating a space of trust and connection. My hope is for you to be able to say whatever you need to say in a supportive and non-judgemental space. I practice from an engaged and interactive standpoint, I do not believe in sitting back and passively listening. You set the agenda, but we are absolutely in this together. 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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


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

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $275 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week


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 11-7
  • Wed 8:30-7
  • Thu 11-8
  • Fri 8:30am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Manhattan practice
225 Broadway, New York, New York 10007
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11:00 am-9:00 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am-8:00 pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Saugerties practice
134 Burt Street, Saugerties, New York 12477
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 12-8
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 12-8
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years

Private Practice, 2015 - Present
Urban Assembly School For Law and Justice, 2004 - 2016

The Parnell Institute, Attachment Focused EMDR (LevelsI-III), 2024
Institute For Contemporary Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic Four Year Training Program, 2018
Institute For Contemporary Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Two Year Training Program, 2015
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, MSW, 2010
Michigan State University, BS, 1999


New York: 084655-1