Piereangello Cruz, MSW, LCSWA, LCASA

Outpatient Psychotherapist in Chapel Hill

Piereangello Cruz (Piere for short!) (he/him) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA-P016253), a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate (LCASA-27439), and an Outpatient Psychotherapist at Three Oaks Behavioral Health & Wellness in Chapel Hill. He received both his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Piere approaches therapy with the idea that each client deserves to have a comfortable, laid back, and non-judgmental space that allows clients to be who they are however they are that day. Piere believes therapy works best when clients are allowed to simply be human. He works to develop a trusting and compassionate therapeutic rapport, so each client feels completely safe. He wants to work with clients and collaborate on ways to best support whatever goals the client may have. Piere’s goal is to make sure you feel heard, seen, validated, and to ensure that you & your time are valued and appreciated.

Piere works from a strengths-based perspective and incorporates parts of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Piere has experience working with adults with autism, veterans, refugees, immigrants, first generation students, and individuals dealing with substance use and other mental health diagnoses. Piere enjoys supporting teen and adult clients who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, life trauma and stress & issues related to self-esteem, relationships, setting boundaries, life transitions, substance use, and racial identity.

Piere loves to work with people of all cultural, spiritual, racial, and economic backgrounds. Piere is LGBTQIA+ friendly and works with teens & adults.

In his free time Piere enjoys basketball, movies, and so much reality television.

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email | pcruz@threeoaksbehavioralhealth.com