Elizabeth Cruz (she/her)

MS, NCC, LPC, EMDR Trained
Accepting Clients

I'm a queer woman of color and LPC. My approach to counseling is feminist, multicultural, and trauma-informed. I'm kink- and poly-affirming.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
Services
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

My biracial and queer identities offer me a unique perspective that helps me connect with clients from many different backgrounds. As a counselor, I know how comforting it can be to connect with someone who can understand your experiences— and how that type of connection can make you feel less alone. My goal is to provide a safe, flexible space tailored to your specific needs where you feel unconditionally embraced and understood as you work towards your personal goals.

My Background and Approach

My approach to counseling is feminist, multicultural, and trauma-informed. Whether you want to explore your past, present, or future, my counseling style is a collaborative approach where your needs shape our sessions and your goals. I use expressive arts and dreamwork to encourage client self-expression and self-understanding. I also offer EMDR therapy. The clients I work with are often LBGTQIA+ and/or BIPOC who have many intersecting identities. They want someone who can provide a safe and affirming place for them to heal and grow. Validating their lived experiences while providing trauma-informed care is important to me.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

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.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Oscar
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $135 - 155/session

Info

972-433-0208 Email Elizabeth
10300 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75231

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