Dr. Kris Cruz is a licensed psychologist who implements depth and relational approaches to encourage self-acceptance, alignment, and wholeness. Her therapeutic practice emphasizes the cultivation of connection and self-compassion and the embracement of difficult truths and personal responsibility. She works to create a safe, warm space for others to discover, explore, and understand their inner worlds and the dynamics of their relationships. Dr. Cruz’s growth orientation aims to expand her patients’ awareness in order to foster their agency, inner freedom, and kindness towards themselves. She also acknowledges social and cultural contexts and recognizes the impact of prejudice and implicit societal messages on mental health. She strives to help her patients tap into their courage, wisdom, and vulnerabilities so they deepen their intimacy and trust with themselves and others and live authentically and wholeheartedly.
Doctor of Clinical Psychology - California Institute of Integral Studies, CA
BA in Psychology - University of California, Irvine, CA
Anthem East Bay
Beacon Health Options, Inc.
United Behavioral Health