Deborah Cruz-Bowen

(LCSW)
Therapist Deborah Cruz-Bowen Photo

About Me

Hi, my name is Deborah Cruz-Bowen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Oklahoma. I have worked in medical, psychiatric, geriatric, and military settings. My experience includes working with adults, seniors, caregivers of those with dementia, Veterans, Native Americans, and individuals that engage in alcohol and/or substance abuse. I am also an LGBTQ+ ally. My approach to therapy is one of authenticity and compassion. Sometimes life knocks us down (myself included). Reaching out for help is not easy, but the reward is not being alone.

I primarily use the following concepts to help my clients: Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy.

If you are having trouble coping, please reach out to me. Together we can work toward getting you some relief. I offer Monday through Friday appointments, including evening sessions. I look forward to working with you!

SPECIALTIES

Stress

Anxiety

Depression

Grief

Coping with life changes

Caregiver issues and stress

Parenting issues

Anger management

Military and Veterans Issues

Trauma


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #7239 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by B.R. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

After just one session, any hesitation I had about online therapy is gone, all thanks to Deborah.

I am extremely happy to have been matched with her, and look forward to many more sessions.

Written by E.R. on Nov 25, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Deborah gives me different ways to process my emotions and is helping me tremendously.

Written by M.A. on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

it’s so helpful to be heard.

Written by A.M. on Nov 07, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

She is kind and understanding. I think she understands what I'm going through as Mom. She is helping me as a Mom and person ☺️

Written by A.M. on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Deborah is a great listener but more so, great at identifying the underlying issues and addressing them. I look forward to speaking to her every week

Written by P.A. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She been a very kind and helpful counselor, and she has given me insight on what my true problem is and how to solve it.

Written by M.A. on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Very professional and understanding of my personal situation. Offers practical coping solutions and other guidance that has already helped me with just a few sessions. It brings me comfort to know that there is someone to reach out to when I need some help.

Written by D.I. on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I have had therapy multiple times and by far, Deborah has been my best experience. She has demonstrated the best balance of being succinct and a great guide to painful, but much needed insight. She also has great resources and always sends things in a timely manner.

Written by A.M. on Sep 12, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Deborah is extremely compassionate, understanding, and willing to listen to everything I have to say. She makes me feel like I am in a safe space, and really encourages self reflection and self work to achieve therapy goals. She is a great therapist, and I am so grateful for her!

Written by T.A. on Sep 05, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

She’s been awesome to work with so far!