Melissa Cruz

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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(718) 550-3027

Melissa Cruz

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 550-3027
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

Teletherapy available to clients in: NY, PA, & CO
Swarthmore, PA 19081
(718) 550-3027
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About

I became a psychotherapist because I believe in the healing and transformation that can only happen in healthy relationships. Many of my clients struggle in relationships with themselves, family, partners, events from their past, or with certain behaviors. I find that often, at the core of these struggles is the basic need to be understood & accepted. My approach to therapy is collaborative and you-centered; I strive to create a space that invites exploration & curiosity, rather than criticism & shame. With therapy, you'll begin to see yourself & others with less negative, isolating emotions, in a more balanced & compassionate light
My style is warm and inviting; you'll probably find yourself at ease talking with me. Many of my clients also tell me that they appreciate the thought-provoking questions that I ask them, as it helps them to consider different angles of their concerns, helping them to sharpen the lens of their own perspective and values.
I provide compassionate and respectful psychotherapy services to adults of every age, specializing in treating BIPOC young adults, college and graduate students who are navigating major life changes. I also offer the following group therapies: Healing From Family Challenges and Creating Healthy Relationships. Contact me for more info.

Finances

Pay By: Cash, Check, Zelle

Qualifications

  • License: New York / 091386
  • School: Bryn Mawr College
  • Year Graduated: 2013

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Swarthmore College / Bachelor of Arts
  • Year graduated: 2010

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CST, CCTP-II

Location

Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 550-3027
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

Teletherapy available to clients in: NY, PA, & CO
Swarthmore, PA 19081
(718) 550-3027
Specialties
  • Family Conflict
  • Multiethnic, multicultural identity
  • Life Transitions
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023
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Melissa Cruz

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW