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Dr. Capri Cruz, LPCC, LMHC

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

I knew I was called to be a mental health therapist when I was an abused and confused 11 years old foster child sitting in a therapist’s office myself. It was the very first time I ever felt safe. Since then I've gone on to receive my PhD in Mental Health Counseling and a degree in Hypnotherapy. I completed my internship at a women's residential substance abuse facility assisting women to increase their self-esteem, self-worth, self-image, process their trauma and grief, manage their anxiety and depression, and taught various life skills. I then went on to work in an out-patient substance abuse facility with clients struggling with addiction, trauma, rejection, comorbidity (two or more diagnoses i.e. anxiety, depression, bipolar, or substance abuse, etc), and feelings of worthlessness. I've also worked in conjunction with the Division of Family and Children Services to help families regain custody of their children, facilitate adoptions, and counsel children in foster homes and in group homes.

I authored From Foster Care to FABULOUS: An Imperative Movement, Maximize Your Super Powers & 6 Steps to 6 Figures; co-authored Ripping Gripping Fear Out of Your Story, have several other e-books on Amazon as a result of my own life experiences, and completed rigorous research on the protective factors that evolved foster children into healthy and effective adults. Having grown up in the foster care system myself, I struggled with my own challenges ranging from being controlled by fear to overcoming abusive relationships and self-medicating. I believe it is in the transparency of my personal challenges and triumphs that I am solidified as an effective therapist, not solely by my PhD.

As a mental health therapist, public speaker, and life coach (see client feedback at, I've assisted thousands of clients in achieving greater awareness of their mind, body, and spirit connection, assisted in identifying the root of their challenges in order to regain personal power through solidifying their desired identity, created action plans to self-correct and resolve inner-conflicts, and helped my clients to identify and achieve their life goals.

My therapeutic approaches include, but are not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Narrative Therapy, Family Systems, Guided Imagery, Stress Reduction, Positive Psychology, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

As a mental health therapist what I've learned is that my greatest gift to my clients is to be non-judgmental in my listening in order to help facilitate healing. I believe people want, and often need, to be heard, validated, cared for, accepted, and assisted with feedback. I believe my clients are the experts of their own lives; and I am their guide. Together we are a team. My job is to provide a safe and trusting environment that will help bring that awareness and confidence into their consciousness to empower their ability to meet their own needs.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties

Services offered


License information

CA LPCC 7086


GA LPC LPC008771


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Capri 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 like her approach. I've been a business owner for over 20 years and I really like her perspective on what i have going on and how she can help me in reaching my goals. THank you Dr. Cruz!

Written on Feb 27, 2024 after therapy with Capri for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Cruz is a fantastic therapist. She offers compassionate, holistic and uplifting therapy and is very wise!

Written on Feb 09, 2024 after therapy with Capri for 1 year on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

very kind, understanding, I feel like she listens and understands everything I talk to her about.. overall im very happy with her services

Written on Feb 03, 2024 after therapy with Capri for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Amazing therapist

Written on Jan 15, 2024 after therapy with Capri for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Cruz has been such a refreshing, enlightening and constructive influence in my life since working with her. She listens actively and seems to always know where to focus the conversation with thoughtful questions based on tested psychological models. I see improvements in my mindset and life approach after our sessions

Written on Jan 05, 2024 after therapy with Capri for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Extremely comforting and validating. Always willing to brainstorm practical ideas or discuss helpful methods.

Written on Jun 20, 2023 after therapy with Capri for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem