Izaskun Cruz

Izaskun Cruz Nuñez is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who graduated from Albizu University in Miami, FL. While completing her Master’s Degree, Iza worked with autistic kids, becoming a registered behavioral technician. She also led a psychotherapy group with elders and schizophrenic clients to foster their overall well-being and socialization skills. She also implemented mindfulness and music therapy with clients who have a substance use disorder.

Upon completing her Master’s, Iza started working at a community mental health center where she could implement her vast artistic background. She was trained in play therapy and sand tray intervention for kids and adults, which enriched her therapeutic expertise to the fullest. Iza believes therapy should not be a painful experience. Therefore, she engages in growing professionally by learning and implementing techniques to allow the client to enjoy their journey in therapy and grow from being immersed in their own life and self.

She has experience working with kids, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, and she is mindful of the uniqueness of her clients; she implements interventions based on the client’s needs and the specifications of each case. As a therapist, Iza’s best asset is being an empathetic and loving mom of a teenager, with whom she also engages in healing daily as both are growing from this age stage that it could be as challenging and beautiful at the same time.

Iza’s background starts with her years of being a professional musician. She got her Bachelor’s in Music with a Major in Percussion. She became part of a music group specializing in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Music, which allowed her to travel to many countries and enrich herself by meeting and experiencing people from other cultures. She lived for a few years in Spain, where she started a Master’s in Music Therapy and discovered the fascinating possibilities of combining both worlds.  Iza moved to the United States and implemented her music knowledge as a music teacher in public and private schools with kids of all ages K-12. Being a teacher was not enough to feel she was making a difference in the kids and families’ lives; therefore, when the moment was right, she started her Master’s in Psychology.

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