About Rosemary Cruz, MA, LLPC

Rosemary

My education consists of a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Hispanic Studies from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Aquinas College. Currently, I am a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC) in the State of Michigan, where I have the ability to diagnose and treat clinical mental health disorders. Through my limited licensure period, I continuously receive supervision from a fully Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), where I am able to improve my ability to treat and diagnose my clients. 

I currently specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults. As a native Spanish speaker, I am also able to provide clients with bilingual counseling sessions. This allows me to bridge the gap between many individuals who struggle with finding the appropriate services due to a language barrier. Additionally, during my career I’ve worked with clients to treat a variety of disorders including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and depressive disorders. I have additionally worked with clients facing varying challenges including self-harm, suicidal ideation, and trauma.  

Some of the techniques that I’ve been trained include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT),  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Play Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. Previously, I’ve also worked as a behavior technician, providing Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy (ABA) with children on the Autism Spectrum. While that continues to be a passion of mine, I am passionate about helping all clients find their voice, where they can have a safe place that allows them to be heard. 

My goal is to provide individuals with a multiculturally sensitive, non-judgmental, compassionate, and safe environment, where they can feel heard. I strive to meet individuals where they’re at and help guide them on their path to achieving their mental health goals. My hope is that clients will learn and gain new tools to improve coping, relationships, and communication; allowing them to become their best selves. 

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Emergencies: If you are experiencing an emergency or if your need is of an urgent nature, please call 911 or go to your local hospital. Contacting me does not constitute a client therapist relationship unless you are a regular client who is being seen by me in my office.


MY SPECIALTIES

Specialties
Children/Adolescents
Borderline Personality
Self-Esteem
Multicultural/Bilingual Counseling
Trauma
Self Injury 

Issues
Anxiety or Fears
Asperger's Syndrome/Autism
Blended Families & Multicultural Families
Borderline Personality
Child or Adolescent
Depression
Family Conflict
Multicultural Families
Oppositional Defiance
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Mood Disorders
Peer Relationships
Relationship Issues
Self Esteem
Self Injury
Trauma and PTSD
Alternative Languages: Spanish 

Ages
Children (6 to 10)
Preeteens/Tweens (11 to 13)
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Adults Treatment Orientation
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
EMDR
Person Centered
Play Therapy 

Treatment Orientation
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
EMDR

Modality
Group
Individual 

Groups Offered
Dialectical (DBT) for Adolescent

"I love working somewhere where I am valued as a person and for my strengths. I love working with likeminded people that work to see the company grow and that also want each other to grow. Dr. Agnew help fosters the dreams of the people that work at AFBHS. The compassionate culture is something that drew me in."

-Danie Duron, MA, LPC, Lakeshore Clinical Director

"I love the balance of owning my own private practice, with the benefits of also being part of a collaborative team. We get to socialize, learn from, and brainstorm with a team of therapists who each bring something special to the table. Since this is an established practice, the details of billing, paperwork and finding referral sources are things I don’t need to worry about. Our support staff is wonderful. This is a black-owned, racially diverse therapy practice that meets the needs of our diverse clientele, which is immensely important in a diverse world. I love that AFBHS is an antiracist private practice. Lastly, this is a practice where we are invested in seeing each therapist grow a sustainable practice. In our meetings, we talk about what makes this work sustainable, we check in with one another, and we support one another. I have worked in a number of other practices over my career and have found that this is one of the most emotionally healthy places I have ever worked. I love it here. I think you might too." -Eric Nykamp, LMSW