About
Elizabeth Cruz Counseling

Values 

I’m a big advocate for self-compassion.

Living, as rewarding as it is, can be very difficult at times.

The last thing any of us needs is to be harsh, critical, or cruel towards ourselves when we are already struggling.


Yet we do exactly that.

We ask more from ourselves than we are capable of or we expect ourselves to be operating at 100% at all times. Learning self-compassion means learning it’s okay to struggle and it's okay to make mistakes.

For those of you thinking, “Okay, that sounds great...

but HOW do I get self-compassion?”: 

This is where therapy comes in.

Don’t get me wrong; there are some great books out there that speak to this topic, but sometimes, working with a mental health professional who wants to hear your story and support you through this process can give you

the momentum you need to get un-stuck.

In therapy, we will talk about what self-compassion can look like for you and how to help you cultivate it. We learn what old patterns and behaviors don’t serve you any longer so that you can move forward in life. Together, we identify your goals and how you can achieve them. 

Therapy isn’t always easy, but it’s a worthwhile investment

in yourself and your future. If you're reading this, I hope you can see that you are already taking steps to care for yourself.

I’d like to help you with that.

Goals

My goal is to provide a safe space where you can feel

understood and embraced for who you are. 

I want to empower you to live an authentic life.

Together, we can achieve your highest sense of well-being.

Whether you want to explore the past, present, or future, my counseling style is a collaborative approach where your input shapes our sessions and goals.

Philosophy

Having a purpose can make life incredibly meaningful.

It's easy to feel overwhelmed by all the sadness, pain, and injustices that exist in the world. As individuals, we can't save the world, but we can try to make it better in our own way.


That’s what led me to become a mental health counselor. 


I can’t tell you what your own purpose is, but, in therapy, we can explore these questions and the meaning you make in your own life.