Elizabeth J Cruz

Art Therapist, MPS, ATR-BC

Elizabeth J Cruz, MPS, ATR-BC, Art Therapist in Ridgewood
(201) 689-5268

Elizabeth J Cruz

Art Therapist, MPS, ATR-BC


Location

555 Goffle Road
Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450
(201) 689-5268

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I have been working as an art therapist and senior case manager at an outpatient adolescent partial hospitalization program for ages 11-17 for over 6 years. While I specialize in working with ages 11-17 I am also trained to work with adults. I believe that through the process of art making, many challenges can be addressed and explored such as depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harming behaviors, suicidal ideation, bullying, sexual orientation or gender, family dynamics, and self-esteem. I offer support through the use of art exploration and talk therapy to help manage symptoms and improve the quality of daily life.

Art therapy does not require any art skills on the part of the client. The use of art in therapy is a process that can help a person share their experiences when words are not available. I offer support through the exploration of art materials and help provide a safe space for which thoughts, feelings, and needs are heard.

If sole talk therapy is intimidating or you have difficulty putting into words your own experiences, consider art therapy as a process to help you gain control over the management of your symptoms.

Qualifications

  • School: School of Visual Arts
  • Year Graduated: 2011

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $140+
Pay By: Cash, Check

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: ATCB / 13-164
  • Certificate Date: 2013

Location

555 Goffle Road
Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450
(201) 689-5268

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Specialties
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD

Client Focus

Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Expressive Arts
  • Person-Centered

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Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Elizabeth J Cruz, MPS, ATR-BC, Art Therapist in Ridgewood

Elizabeth J Cruz

Art Therapist, MPS, ATR-BC