Caitlin de la Cruz is a licensed clinical professional counselor. She obtained a B.S. in Psychology and Sociology at Carroll University in Waukesha, WI and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology at Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. Caitlin has been trained in community mental health and providing services to at risk and delinquent youth. She also is trained in the hospital setting and has experience in working with millennials and adults in a Partial Hospitalization Program at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital. Caitlin treats clients ages 18 and up who suffer from depression, anxiety, bipolar and other mood related disorders. She specializes in millennial issues such as launching, planning for the future, fear of the unknown, living in accordance with values, dealing with past traumas, and identity formation. Whether in a group, individual, or family setting, she places high value on being able to assist clients in finding inner strengh and self-validation. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, she has the ability to understand the whole person and the system in which they live rather than focusing on symptomatology. This leads to life long-change instead of short-term relief.

Personal Comment: Therapy is already a stressful process; it shouldn’t be confusing too. I aim to take the mystification out of therapy by helping clients find their already present strengths and build upon them to promote self-worth, distress tolerance, and overall satisfaction with life.