Call Us At (646) 780-8278
All Days 9:00 to 5:00
116 West 23rd Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011
Chemal Cruz
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Verified by Therapy For Black Men
Primary Location

Additional Location
7390 Embassy Blvd
Port Richey, Florida
United States

Accepting new clients?: Yes
Remote therapy available?: Yes
Can prescribe medication?: No

Office Hours: 7:00 am to 9:00 pm every day

License(s): -Alabama
NPI Number: 1912497769
Years in practice: 6

Average cost per session: $100
Sliding scale pricing offered?: No
Free initial phone consultation?: No
Free initial face to face consultation?: No
Payment methods accepted:
  • American Express
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Insurance types accepted:
  • Humana
  • Cigna - Medicare

Insurance Note: I am in-network with the indicated health insurances, meaning my office at Grow Therapy will handle all your insurance billing! To confirm your co-pay, please call the number on your insurance card. Accessibility is important to me, so I hope to make the process of using your insurance an easy one.

  • Individuals
  • Couples

Age specialty:
  • Adolescents and Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

I offer special insights for client's of the following ethnicity:
  • Black

Languages spoken:
  • English

My name is Chemal (Sha-mall) and welcome to Within Arms Reach Counseling, LLC. I have a Latino - Caribbean background and prescribe to the label of islander. Where I’m from they use the term “crazy people” without clear understanding of what it truly means, but as a therapist and person, I believe differences exist beneficially and I try to understand them all. I aspire to be my best everyday inside and outside of therapy. I love nature, basketball, soccer, family and exploring the mind. Therapy is not just a career for me, but a passion. I have also been in the Florida Army National Guard for 7.5 years.

I am a LMHC, NNC, CCTP specializing in Couple\'s Therapy and Trauma. I am motivated to help anyone, but specifically look to aid couple\'s who no longer connect emotionally, verbally or physically. Gottman therapy is my foundation for couple\'s and it is proven to create lasting change for healthier relationships. I am a CCTP (Clinical Certified Trauma Professional), meaning I\'ve been trained to work with PTSD, Anxiety, Phobias, and side effects from them like control issues and difficulty turning the brain off. You are not alone and there is a path towards peace. If you are interested in understanding self and healing with intention, I am here for you.

You can schedule an appointment with me directly on my website at

  • Anxiety
  • Peer Relationships
  • Trauma and PTSD
Other issues:
    Treatment orientation:
    • Attachment-Based
    • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
    • Dialectical (DBT)
    • Gottman Method
    • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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