Eduvigis Cruz-Arrieta, Ph.D.
Licensed in NY State, her private office —where she consults with clients by appointment only— opened its doors in 1999.
Her expertise includes psychological assessment and treatment of:
- Mood disorders
- Loss and Grief
- Chronic Illness and pain; End of life
- Trauma and post-traumatic stress
- Diversity and health disparity issues
- Dance/movement therapies
Dr. Eduvigis Cruz-Arrieta has practiced for 20 years in the area of health psychology out of 30+ years of experience in the mental health field. She worked as supervising psychologist, assistant clinical professor of medical psychology, and behavioral scientist at Lincoln Medical Center, part of the NYC Health + Hospital system; NYU-Langone Medical Center, and Columbia University Medical Center. She provided psychological services to children and families from underserved communities in NYC and supervised graduate level trainees. She represented CUMC’ s Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Blood & Marrow Transplantation service, as behavioral scientist member of the Children’s Oncology Group, and was the first female Latina psychologist to chair its Diversity & Health Disparities Committee from 2004-2015. She participated inCureSearch advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill representing health disparity viewpoints as part of this role.
Dr. Cruz-Arrieta received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Puerto Rico where she graduated magna cum laude, followed by a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. She completed her clinical internship and pre-doctoral fellowship at NYU-Bellevue Clinical Psychology Internship program. She received her second master’s and doctorate from the City University of New York Graduate Center. Dr. Cruz-Arrieta is Puerto Rican and Spanish is her first language. She is celebrating 33 years of New York City living, where she moved to, after retiring from the following professionals’ contributions: classical ballet dancing and teaching with Ballets De San Juan (1980-1988).