Dr. Robert Cristal, PHD

Dr. Robert Cristal, PHD

Clinical Psychology  ·  
Dr. Robert Cristal, PHD is a clinical psychologist in Roslyn Heights, NY. He graduated from Yeshiva University and specializes in clinical psychology, counseling, and more.

37 Shelter Ln

Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareConnect
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Value Options

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cristal "I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Roslyn Heights, specializing in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Relaxation Therapy, Marriage Counseling and Clinical Hypnosis. My main objective, as a Cognitive Behavior Therapist, is to facilitate relief from emotional distress and frustrating self-defeating behaviors. This approach places emphasis on achieving durable change in one's thoughts, beliefs, feelings and behaviors so as to yield a notable improvement in one's quality of life."

22  Specialties

  • Clinical Psychology
  • ADHD Parent Coaching
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Adult Clinical Psychology
  • Adult Development & Aging Psychology
  • Adult Psychology
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Geriatric Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Hypnosis
  • Individual Counseling
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Medical Psychology
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Cristal does not have any board certifications listed.

20  Conditions Treated

13  Procedures

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Grief Therapy
  • Hypnosis (Medical Hypnotherapy)
  • Marital Counseling
  • Marital Therapy
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Stress Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • City University Ny
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Va Medical Center, Northport, Ny
    Internship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Cristal has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Cristal has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cristal's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cristal to family and friends
49 total reviews (21 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (49)

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Dr. Cristal's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (21)

I cannot even give 1 star to this aloof, unfriendly man. I confirmed with my insurance co beforehand that he participates. When we got there, he barely introduced himself, was totally aloof and cold, got right into the insurance stuff, called them while we were filling out his forms. We heard him...more
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Best psychologist I've had by far. I found him by searching through health grades and it's only now why I see he has so many 5-star reviews, he's the best at what he does. I came to him when I was going through a traumatic time. He was there, listened, and responded in a way that was both helpful...more
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Dr. Cristal has helped me immensely with my depression and anxiety while I was struggling. His methods and guidance have had a huge impact on my life. I consider myself to be in a much better place then where I was – and I continue to make great strides day in and day out. I’m very grateful to have...more
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Dr Cristal has helped me cope with anxiety. Very good at his job. Would recommend him to family and friends. I'm much better off now after therapy sessions with Dr. Cristal. My life has changed drastically since I first started seeing him. Much lower anxiety levels and happier overall.
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I trust in Dr Cristal's opinions and decisions. He listens and and answers my questions and genuinely cares. I will definitely recommend him to my family and friends.
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