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Deborah Cruz-Bowen, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression ADHD
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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 from 10am to 4pm. I look forward to working with you!






Coping with life changes

Caregiver issues and stress

Parenting issues

Anger management

Military and Veterans Issues


Professional experience

4yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression ADHD

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

OK LCSW 7239


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Deborah Cruz-Bowen. 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.

Deborah has been a great therapist and so empathetic towards my situation. I highly recommend talking to her.

Written on May 24, 2024 after therapy with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Thank you for the understanding and acceptance of my quirky outlook on therapy. You meet me right where I am in all things. I am very pleased already with the amount of knowledge you have shared with me. Thank you for the great experience.

Written on Apr 23, 2024 after therapy with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Deborah has been my only therapist for almost a year now, and I could not be happier! She's extremely sweet and understanding, and I really could not recommend her more!!

Written on Jan 16, 2024 after therapy with Deborah for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Working with Deborah has been nothing short of transformative. Her deep empathy, sharp insights, and expert techniques have guided me through some of my most challenging moments. Under her guidance, I've made incredible strides in my mental and emotional well-being. Deborah is, hands down, the best therapist I've ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Written on Aug 28, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning bipolar disorder

Deborah is very understanding and easy to talk to. Highly recommend her.

Written on Apr 25, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning coping with life changes

Deborah seems to listen and respond with great thought. Seems very understanding and shows a true willingness to help.

Written on Feb 22, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd