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Maria Gimenez-Cruz, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Self esteem ADHD
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About me

I have 7 years of clinical experience providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, stress, depression, mood disorders, relationship issues, life transitions, self-esteem, and ADHD. My specialization is in helping people reach their “inner strength” by developing age appropriate skills to push through life challenges .
I am committed to building a collaborative relationship with you were together we will identify and practice tools to promote your personal growth. We will identify your strengths, and problem-solve together. Through this process I will commit on making you feel understood and supported by being a genuine, caring therapist. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, interpersonal, and strength-based counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you through this process.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

7yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy



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Very pleased with therapist

Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem


Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have completed two sessions with Maria, and so far, I can say that she has been excellent. She truly listens and provides feedback that I find super helpful. She is relatable, patient, and understanding. I look forward to all of our sessions and feel good after each session. I know we have only scratched the surface, but I am excited to continue making progress with her by my side.

Written on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and trauma and abuse

Listens well and provides meaningful exercises to work on in between sessions.

Written on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes