Natalia Cruz Navarro, LCSW
My name is Natalia Cruz Navarro. I consider myself bilingual (English/Spanish) and bicultural. I graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology from University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) and a Masters in Social Work from San José State University. My goal as a psychotherapist is to provide an environment of compassion and support, to help individuals overcome obstacles in their lives, and to help them move forward and thrive.
In my practice as a psychotherapist, I like to use an eclectic approach to treatment that is primarily evidence based, using modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), amongst other modalities to support my clients. I have experience working with individuals who struggle with negative self-talk, poor self-esteem, mood issues, work stress, depression, anxiety, trauma and communication issues.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LCSW 76114
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I have had a great experience with Natalia as she understands not only the many themes of which we have discussed and that she has helped me navigate through. She also has that Latino upbringing which is very useful and helps me feel more of an understanding with some of my family dynamic discussions. All in all very professional and I appreciate her advice and counsel as it has helped me “re-wire” my childhood trauma and helped me manage my anxiety as well.
Written on Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with Natalia for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
She is really humble and help me with my anxious problem, Natalia gives me tools to calm my problem
Written on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Natalia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Natalia is the best therapist I’ve ever worked with! Our EMDR work has been SO effective after only a few sessions. In addition she gives great feedback and creates a safe and supportive environment during sessions.
Written on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Natalia for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd