Ernesto Cruz

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA

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Ernesto Cruz, MA, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Encino
(818) 213-3282

Ernesto Cruz

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA


Location

17337 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 220
Encino, California 91316
(818) 213-3282

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Additional Location

1850 17th Street
Suite 119
Santa Ana, California 92705
(818) 213-3282
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At times in the quiet corners of our minds we look out at our lives and feel the weight of the years gone by. We feel stagnant, distant, lost, and tangled in circumstances that seemingly won't change. Shame fills us and we begin to look for distractions from the daunting task of living. Despite the busy streets that surround us we feel alone, almost as if fate had singled us out to live in quiet desperation. Change is hard, but few ever seem to grasp what that means. If you feel there is truth in my words, I would welcome the opportunity to help you. I welcome the chance to work with you and help you find what you seek within.

I believe in the people I meet and the greatest thing I can do for you is to join you in the intimacy of your struggle. I seek to understand you deeply and to help you foster from within a way out from the mud and into a fulfilling way of life. I can't guarantee an easy fix but it is my intent to be with you wherever your journey takes us.

I hope that you find what you need. If you feel I can be of any help to you feel free to contact me. I utilize an Existential-Humanistic approach in my work with individuals, couples and families. I offer services in English and Spanish. I offer a free in-person initial consultation. Costs are determined on a sliding scale.

A veces, desde un rincón del alma miramos a nuestras vidas y sentimos el pasar de los años. Nos sentimos estancados, distantes, perdidos y enredados en una serie de circunstancias que no cambian. La vergüenza nos llena y buscamos distracciones de la desalentadora tarea de vivir. A pesar de la gente que nos rodea, nos sentimos solos, casi como si el destino nos hubiera escogido para vivir éste sufrir . El cambio es difícil, pero pocos parecen comprender lo que eso significa. Si seintes que hay algo de verdad en mis palabras, me gustaria ayudarte. Me gustaria la oportunidad de trabajar contigo y ayudarte a encontrar tu camino.

Creo en la gente y lo mejor que puedo hacer por ti es unirme a ti en la intimidad de tu difícil situación. Intento comprenderte profundamente y ayudarte a construir un camino que salga del lodo y hacia una forma plena de vivir. No puedo garantizar una solución fácil, pero es mi intención estar contigo donde sea que te lleve el destino.

Espero que encuentres lo que necesitas. Si crees que puedo ayudarte, no dudes en ponerte en contacto conmigo. Utilizo un enfoque Existencial-Humanista en mi trabajo con individuos, parejas y familias. Ofrezco servicios en inglés y español. Ofrezco una consulta inicial en persona gratis. Los costos se determinan en base a sus necesidades.

Qualifications

  • School: Phillips Graduate University
  • License and State: IMF103646 California
  • Supervisor: Luisa Contreras
  • Supervisor License: LMFT 82977 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $90 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Victim Compensation Program Cal-VCB
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Location

17337 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 220
Encino, California 91316
(818) 213-3282

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

1850 17th Street
Suite 119
Santa Ana, California 92705
(818) 213-3282
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Codependency
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relational Trauma
  • Self Esteem
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Structural Family Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019
Ernesto Cruz, MA, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Encino

Ernesto Cruz

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA