As hard as we try, sometimes it's not possible to move beyond trauma, bad relationships or grief without the right support. You might find yourself not sleeping or feeling anxious and depressed. You might have trouble with low confidence or self-judgment. This can seep into other areas of your life, such as relationships or how you feel about your weight or appearance. I help people who are overwhelmed by life but are ready to heal and make changes for the future. Perhaps it’s time for you to create a life full of joy, fulfillment, purpose and self-love.
I’m committed to helping you decrease symptoms, while also building long-lasting skills. I offer effective techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), depending on your needs. I also take a new approach to weight, believing that you can learn to be healthy and happy at any size.
Others describe me as nonjudgmental, supportive and cheerful. My goal is to help you achieve yours, whatever they may be. I’ve had clients who’ve gone back to school, gotten promotions and changed their outlook on life. You can learn to believe in yourself and feel good about the future. Contact me to set up a free consultation and begin your journey.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Multicultural Concerns, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
NY LMHC 008114
Mari is someone that has become a key partner in my journey towards becoming a more whole and accepting person. She is simply marvelous and I am fortunate to have found her. Her direct, clear and unapologetic input has brought me closer to my goals for mental wellness. A journey I started back in 1998, it is hard to find a person to connect with and Mari is the one for me! I feel so grateful.
Written on Jul 25, 2023 after therapy with Maricruz for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Maria is a phenomenal therapist who has helped me recognize the unhealthy behaviors I have and how to change my thoughts so that I can cope and become the person I strive to be. I am now able to think more clearly and feel better about myself. I am able to make better decisions and improve my confidence all while finally learning how to relieve and deal with my stress and anxiety.
Written on Jul 17, 2023 after therapy with Maricruz for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
She understands and supports you and she is not afraid to speak the truth to you. She is awesome!
Written on May 18, 2023 after therapy with Maricruz for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
I’ve loved my experience with Maricruz. She makes me feel comfortable opening up, and inspires me to share freely. This was my first time doing therapy and she has made the experience a really pleasant one. Definitely recommend her to anyone looking to embark on a therapy journey.
Written on May 15, 2023 after therapy with Maricruz for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
We have just recently met via video call, but it has been a wonderful and seamless experience this far.
Written on Jan 24, 2023 after therapy with Maricruz for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
In the few months I’ve had her in my life, she’s been nothing but incredible and welcoming! She genuinely cares about her patients as well as people. Highly recommend her! 11 out of 10 in rating!!
Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Maricruz for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and career difficulties