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Monica Cruz, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

Greetings! If you are reading this then you have taken the first step towards creating your new and improved self. This is often very difficult and I commend you on your courage and resolve. The road to self-improvement is often a lifelong journey and many people run into difficulties of all sorts along the way. Do not be discouraged! You are not alone. My goal is to give you supportive help and solutions to the best of my ability. I am committed to listening to your personal situation and assisting you with formulating and implementing goals for you to achieve incremental improvement. Let's start by me telling you a little about myself.

I am currently an LCSW with 11 years of experience helping a diverse range of people from many different cultural backgrounds. People have always described me as a good listener and problem solver. While working together I can assure you I will never judge. We are all in this together! People would also call me driven and compassionate. I am devoted to working with you to elevate your well-being and overall quality of life. I specialize in Behavioral Therapy utilizing a wide array of interventions and treatment plans. Together we will formulate a personalized plan for you and discuss the steps needed for you to enact that plan in portions that are manageable to you and your situation. I look forward to the opportunity of working with you!

Professional experience

16yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

LA LCSW 10398


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

She is great and really listens.

Written on Mar 16, 2024 after therapy with Monica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I've been seeing Monica for a couple of years, and I always feel great after talking to her. We have overcome a lot of trauma and heavy emotions - childhood things as well as current issues. She is great at recommending books, apps, and other tools to use outside of therapy for emotional regulation and self-improvement. Definitely recommend.

Written on Mar 11, 2024 after therapy with Monica for 3 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Monica offers me a perspective that is down to earth and direct, and provides concrete strategies that I have easily implemented into my daily life!

Written on Dec 03, 2023 after therapy with Monica for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Monica is such a good fit for me, as a therapist. I think she'd be incredible for anyone, but I'm particularly grateful for the strength and subtlety with which she combats my issues. She's a core part of my life team!

Written on Nov 06, 2023 after therapy with Monica for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, compassion fatigue, and adhd

monica is a total super star. i can’t recommend her enough.

Written on Sep 03, 2023 after therapy with Monica for 3 years and 5 months

I am so blessed to have her as my therapist

Written on Aug 27, 2023 after therapy with Monica for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd