Ed Cruz Candelaria - Handel Behavioral Health
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Counselors & Appointments

Ed Cruz Candelaria, PsyD

For Telehealth/Online Appointments

(413) 779-8217 View Availability Join Virtual Waiting Room

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space, is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom”

Victor E. Frankle

Counseling Style

As a clinical psychologist, Ed believes that the most important thing in therapy is trust. Ed will create a collaborative environment in which the client will feel that they are listened. Within the therapy, Ed will help to find the strengths of the client, and together they will cross the difficult doors that impede development and progress. Even though Ed is trained in several models of therapy he will take a holistic approach in which he will develop a therapeutic relationship based on trust and rapport.


  • Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD/ADD)
  • Peak Performance/Performance Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Ethnic/Cultural Issues
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • PTSD/Acute Stress
  • Academic/Occupational/Work Issues/Career
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety/Panic/Phobias
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Personality Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Health/Medical Problems
  • Self-Injurious Behaviors/Self-harm

Clinical Modalities + Treatments

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic/ Psychoanalysis
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Ed is skilled in providing psychotherapy and psychoeducation. Ed will work to help each person feel comfortable and accepted. Ed obtained his Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Ponce Health Sciences University in Puerto Rico. Over the years Ed has worked with children and adults in the community and outpatient settings. He has helped people dealing with culturalization, moving from overseas, depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm behaviors, anxiety, depression, health psychology, the loss of a loved one among others.