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Sugel Cruz

Founder & CEO

My name is Sugel Cruz, and I am the founder and CEO of Unique Care and Recovery Services, LLC. With over 15 years of dedicated service to non-profit organizations, I have profoundly impacted countless lives. My extensive experience in providing counseling, guidance, and support to individuals with mental illness and substance abuse has been instrumental in their recovery.

As a visionary leader, I'm committed to driving positive change, empowering individuals to regain well-being, self-worth, and hope, and reintegrating with their community and loved ones. I have played a pivotal role in helping families regain their balance and move forward through conflict resolution, communication strategies, and coping mechanisms.

With a solid educational background and extensive experience in the social services field, I have significantly impacted the lives of individuals and families, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to my profession and the people I serve.

I hold a Licensure Master of Social Work and a Bachelor of Science in Health Administrative Services. My qualifications are further enriched by certification as a Master's in Addiction Counseling with 350 academic hours of training in substance abuse counseling, certifications in Anger Management Specialist, Youth Mental Health First Aid, Parent Training and TF-CBT. I am also a Spanish speaker, which allows me to effectively communicate with a wider range of clients. Currently, I have a school social worker background. This diverse range of qualifications highlights my deep understanding and expertise, ensuring adequate support for those in need.

My therapeutic approach is comprehensive and tailored to each individual's needs. I foster a healthy client-therapist alliance, empowering individuals to gain insight and develop tools to achieve their goals. I am deeply committed to utilizing evidence-based methods such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Psychoeducational Models, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness. This dedication to evidence-based practices ensures that our clients receive the highest standard of care, providing a sense of reassurance to our stakeholders.

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