Chemal Cruz

Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC, CCTP

He/Him/His

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed
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Chemal Cruz

Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC, CCTP

He/Him/His

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed

Location

Within Arms Reach Counseling, LLC
Riverview, FL 33569
(813) 670-9653
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon Within Arms Reach Counseling, LLC will only provide telehealth therapy until further notice.
Chemal Cruz currently has a waitlist for new clients.

About

My ideal client is a person, couple, or family that is willing to talk about finding a better way of life and may need someone to confide in. Also, those needing an unbiased and non-judgemental ear with feedback. In our society, I believe men in particular need a safe place to be heard and take off their armor. So I welcome all men to try therapy and explore themselves beyond what they can provide. Whether you struggle with pride, shame/guilt, saying no, or making decisions I welcome you. Growth is a lifelong process that cannot be rushed.
Gottman Couples Therapy is my building block. Although, depending on the client I use CBT to understand how our thoughts can alter our actions and emotions, and ACT to understand how working against our values creates inner turmoil. For Trauma and Anxiety I think systemically. Just like earth's ecosystem, all things contribute to the overall balance.
I have a Latino - Caribbean background and prescribe to the label of islander. Where I’m from they use the term “crazy people” without clear understanding of what it truly means to be called that, but as a therapist and person, I believe differences exist beneficially and I try to understand them all. I welcome your crazy ideas, beliefs and challenges lol.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $90 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $100 per session
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Optum
  • Optum- (United Healthcare)
  • Oscar Health
  • TRICARE
  • UHC Choice Plus UMR
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • License: Florida / MH19886
  • School: UCF
  • Year Graduated: 2018

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Evergreen Certifications / 381469
  • Certificate Date: 2022
  • Certificate: NBCC / 1231988
  • Certificate Date: 2019

Endorsements

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS
"“Chemal has worked with some truly challenging cases. I have seen him remain both professional and empathetically supportive of his clients during their toughest moments. He is dedicated to his client's needs and is wonderful to work with. ""

Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, RMHCI
"Chemal is an unbiased, non-judgmental ear to those in need of being heard. He is an amazing therapist who helps his clients point out their strengths and growth while standing by you as you navigate through any turmoil or lingering issues."

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Location

Within Arms Reach Counseling, LLC
Riverview, FL 33569
(813) 670-9653
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Men's Issues
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Hispanic and Latino
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 3 Feb 2023
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Chemal Cruz

Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC, CCTP