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Sylvia Gonzalez Cruz, MD

Medical Director, Hope, & Interim Director, Professionals Program

Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

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A board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Gonzalez has expertise in adult psychiatry with special expertise in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Her interests include personality disorders, conversion disorder and psychiatric education.


In addition to her roles on the Hope Program for Adults and the Professionals Program, Dr. Gonzalez is the director of Clinical Integration. In this role, she is responsible for helping manage the intersection of the clinical and information technology domains at The Clinic.


She completed a residency in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital and Research Center in Oakland, Calif., followed by second residency in adult psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.


Dr. Gonzalez also completed a fellowship in psychoanalytically-oriented psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Center for Psychoanalytics Studies in Houston, where she is currently studying psychoanalytic thinking. She also completed the visiting ECT Fellowship at Duke University.


Dr. Gonzalez earned her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and her bachelor's degree from New York University, where she majored in Neural Science.


Dr. Gonzalez is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the American Group Psychotherapy Association.


An assistant professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, she has participated in research at Menninger.