ABOUT ME

Erika Cruz, LPC, CADCII, MAC, CLC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Master's Addiction Counselor (MAC), a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor II (CADCII), and a Certified Life Coach (CLC).  I hold a Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Georgia College & State University.  I have over 16 years of experience working within various outpatient mental health and residential treatment settings.  I maintain a diverse practice in Fayetteville, Georgia where I help individuals and families with a wide range of issues.  I feel incredibly fortunate to work in a profession that I truly love. 

My philosophy as a therapist has always been to "meet you where you are." I have worked with clients who are coming to therapy for the first time, as well as people who have previously been in treatment for many years. Regardless of how experienced you are with therapy, I believe in starting wherever you're comfortable and following your pace at all times.

While I consider myself to be an eclectic therapist, some of the modalities that I utilize are cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focus, family systems, reflective parenting, and mindfulness techniques.  I consider it my responsibility to keep up with new research and often attend trainings and workshops to ensure I'm providing you with the most innovative treatments and modalities.

Therapy is a co-creative process.  I will involve you completely in all aspects of your healing.  I believe that true change cannot come from me telling you what to do.  We must work together to help you establish goals that will help you feel better and to function at higher levels in the world.  Therapy is truly an amazing tool for self discovery that summons the innate healing potential that is inside of you.

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