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Amanda De La Cruz, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Thank you for taking this step to begin therapy!

My name is Amanda De La Cruz and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Mexico. I have been practicing social work for over 14 years with a specialty in medical social work, crisis intervention, and geriatric group therapy.

My therapy approach is an integrative manner utilizing various theories, methods, and techniques from different evidence-based psychotherapy approaches such as psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, humanistic, and systemic theories that are unique to the client. The most common forms of therapy used are Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Therapy (TF-CBT), Mindfulness Therapy (MBCT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), with a motivational interviewing style. I have experience working with clients from a wide range of concerns including anxiety, stress, suicidal thoughts, ADHD and autism, depression, relationship issues, parenting struggles, family dynamic concerns, addictions, trauma, and chronic health problems.

I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you take this brave step towards empowerment!

I look forward to working with you.

Professional experience

14yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

NM LCSW C-09386


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amanda De La Cruz. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I have been working with Amanda De La Cruz for some time now, and I can confidently say that she is an exceptional therapist. Amanda possesses a remarkable ability to listen attentively, providing a supportive and understanding environment that has greatly aided my personal growth journey.

I feel fortunate to have found Amanda, as I believe she is a perfect match for me. Her insights and guidance have been instrumental in helping me become the best version of myself.

Additionally, I appreciate the convenience and effectiveness of the online therapy environment. It has made our sessions accessible and comfortable, allowing me to fully engage in the therapeutic process.

Overall, I highly recommend Amanda De La Cruz to anyone seeking a dedicated and skilled therapist. She has truly made a positive impact on my life.

Written on Feb 22, 2024 after therapy with Amanda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Amanda is very knowledgeable, friendly, and encouraging. Because she is thorough and intentional I am excited to continue working with her as I make progress in healing different areas of my life.

Written on Sep 15, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes