Linda Santa Cruz
Linda is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has spent her career working with adolescents, young adults, couples, and families. She attended California Lutheran University where she obtained her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. Linda has spent much of her career working in community mental health clinics, working with clients who struggle with trauma (PTSD), anxiety, depression, ADHD, family violence, and family systems. She also has experience working with gender identity issues, incarceration, intimacy issues, chemical addiction, custody/co-parenting, supervised visitation, and foster families/adoption.
Linda is certified in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and has a passion for working with teens who have experienced trauma. She has experience working in collaboration with social services, probation, school systems, correctional facilities, hospitalization programs, residential programs, community programs, and MI/CD programs.
Linda believes in helping individuals achieve their happiest, healthiest self and utilizes a strength-based approach to therapy services. She enjoys identifying the unique strengths in each client, building on them to challenge the negative patterns that contribute to how we see ourselves, the world, and how we believe others see us. She was inspired to work in the field because, “It just makes sense. I belong in a healing profession and I carry the hope that things can always get better.”