Paradigm Counseling ​

Providing Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling for St. Tammany, Washington, and Tangipahoa parishes

Monica Cruz has been providing mental health services in the community for the last ten years.  Social work and her dedication to improving the overall well-being of others has been a driving force in her life. 

About Us

Monica Cruz, LCSW-BACS

Monica Cruz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from Covington, LA.  She is also a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor.  Monica received her Masters of Social Work from Tulane University.  The majority of her clinical experiences has been with working with adolescents, teens, adults, couples, and families in the rural communities of Washington and St. Tammany parishes.   Monica has experience working with individuals with the following diagnoses:

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Depression
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


Monica has cultivated the use of different therapeutic techniques to ensure that each client's service is individualized. She uses the following types of therapy in her practice:

  • Anger Management
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Monica is accepting new patients for private pay on a sliding scale.