There is Hope and Healing

At the River Wellness, we aim to help clients move forward in life, gain hope and a better quality of life. Whether you are struggling with depression, anger, grief, post trauma or loneliness, you do not have to go it alone. Our clinician provides a safe and supportive environment for people from all backgrounds and identities.  We are here to help you through difficult times, and to empower you through the process of counseling or therapy.

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Professional Therapy

We provide our clients with the necessary comprehensive therapy, counseling, and consulting services they seek. In order to help them recover, we strive to give individuals, couples, and families a safe space where they can feel at ease with each session.

Counseling and Therapy for First Responders

We are exceptionally skilled in work with essential workers, first responders and Veterans.  With the challenges of their professions, it is no surprise these groups experience higher levels of stress and anxiety.  They can be involved in or witness traumatic events that lead to adverse effects in their daily lives. You are resilient, and will be able to handle the stress and traumatic experiences for years, but it can catch up to you. When that happens, working with a counselor can help you relieve some of the pressure, repair the stress damage and feel strong again.

Spreading Awareness

To help keep people aware of the importance of mental health and emotional issues, we provide education for them on such topics. We also discuss current and relevant social problems and advise them on how to find a work/life balance.

We offer consulting services for community groups and other mental health professionals. Here are our target populations:

  • Individuals

  • Adolescents

  • Adults

  • Aging Adults

  • Families

  • Veterans

  • Law Enforcement

  • First Responders

  • Mental Health Professionals

Ready to take the first step?

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Practice Areas

  • Depression and Bipolar Disorder

  • Individuals with Special Needs

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Behavioral and Discipline Challenges

  • Self-Harm Behavior

  • Grief, Loss and Bereavement

  • Child through Adult Grief

  • Complicated Grief Reactions

  • Chronic Illness

  • Anger and Stress Management

  • Trauma and Abuse

  • Family and Relationship Issues

  • Children/Adults with Special Needs

  • Suicide Assessment and Risk Reduction

  • Significant Life Changes

  • Self-image and Self-Esteem Issues

Client Focus:

  • Adults

  • Older Adults

  • Teens 16+

Special Areas of Interest: Dr. Cruz has a broad range of clinical experience working with individuals and groups in the following areas

  • Trauma

  • Insomnia

  • Relationships

  • Life Stressors

  • Domestic Violence

  • Stress Management

  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement

  • Complicated Grief Reactions

  • Anxiety/Depressive Disorders

  • Anger Management/Resolution

  • Self-Esteem and Self Image Issues

  • Living with Chronic or Terminal Illness

  • Suicide Assessment and Risk Reduction

*If you find yourself struggling with an issue not listed above, contact The River Wellness for consult or referral purposes 1(888) 402-0840


Treatment Modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Client Centered Therapy

  • Grief Recovery Method

  • Mental Health First Aid

  • Trauma Counseling

  • Relational Therapy

  • Psycho-Education

  • Crisis Intervention

  • CBT – Insomnia


Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves one or more therapists working with several people at the same time. Group therapy is sometimes used alone, but it is also commonly integrated into a comprehensive treatment plan that also includes individual therapy.
At The River Wellness, we organize groups to help our clients cope with real-world problems in a supportive, caring setting. It is another step on the path to heal, grow and transform.

Our group specialties include:

  • Couples Communication

  • Depression

  • Stress Management

  • Body Dysmorphia

  • Grief

  • Trauma-Focused Parenting

  • Relationship Issues

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Men’s Issues

  • Women’s issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Chronic illness

  • Adults with Aces

  • Phase of life – transition

  • Anger Management

  • Weight Loss

  • Self Esteem

  • Divorce

  • Anxiety

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Trauma PTSD

  • Spirituality

  • Eating Disorder

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, postpartum

  • Family Conflicts

  • Abuse

  • Women’s Issues

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

*Call today to reserve your place in an upcoming group.