City and State: Brownsville, Texas
Preferred Gender Pronouns: (she/her/hers/they/them)
Specialties and Expertise: Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Life Transitions, Behavioral Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Sexual and/or Gender Identity, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Coping Skills, Stress, Grief, Suicidal Ideation, Dual Diagnosis, Self-Esteem, Emotional Disturbance, Transgender Identity, and Womxn's Issues
License Type: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Additional Credentials: Communities: LGBTQIA+ Allied, Body Positivity, HIV Allied, Open Relationships, Non-Monogamy, Racial Justice Allied, Sex Worker Allied, Sex-Positive.
Languages Spoken: English and Spanish
Accepted Payment Methods: Venmo, Zelle
Insurance Plans: I do not accept insurance at this time. Please email for further information on counseling fees
My name is Berenice Cruz and I am a non-binary queer healer who was born in San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco. I migrated to El Norte when I was a kiddo and was raised in the southwest side of Chicago. As a community healer and therapist, my work centers around healing justice and decolonizing mental health. My focus is to provide accessible healing services for LGBTQIA black, brown, and indigenous communities. I work from a person/community based perspective when it comes to healing. My framework is in understanding the ways identities, cultures, spirituality, and land intersect and the ways trauma takes a toll on the mind, body, and spirit. Trauma and healing are unique to every human and my responsibility is to hold the individual's pain gently, while supporting and guiding the person in ways that feel safe, comfortable, and accessible to them.