Kara Cruz

(LMFT, #115453)

About Me

I help women and mothers learn to decrease stress, anxiety and depression, as well as better understand and communicate their feelings. My goal is to help you cope in healthier ways, so that you can enjoy your family, loved ones and life!

My focus is to address women’s mental health including: depression, anxiety, mood issues, attention/focus issues, trauma, and postpartum issues.

I have completed perinatal certification training through Postpartum Support International (https://www.postpartum.net/) and I have over 18 years experience, working in academic and community settings, helping women, parents, adolescents and children. For the past 3 years, my focus in helping others as a therapist providing counseling to help people with depression, anxiety, history of trauma, ADHD and mood disorders. Often times my clients have struggled with adjusting to life as a new mother, managing life as a working parent, or college student.

Contact me to schedule a session to see if we are a good fit!

Kara Cruz
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Divorce and Separation , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #115453 (Expires: 2021-09-01)


Written by P.A. on Aug 20, 2020 after counseling with Kara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kara is a wonderful counselor, she is so patient and has been a big help for keeping me on track for my mental health goals. She’s very understanding and has helped me make so much progress in a short amount of time.

Written by L.I. on Jun 06, 2020 after counseling with Kara for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Kara was wonderful to work with. She is kind, patient, and spent the necessary time to really delve into the issues I was having. Kara expressed genuine care about my progress and well-being. If I didn't move out of state, I would definitely have her as my therapist. She is excellent! Thank you Kara :)

Written by J.A. on Oct 20, 2019 after counseling with Kara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coaching

Kara is awesome, she listens, she has real feedback and she cares about my thoughts on things.