Jose Cruz Rodriguez, Therapist in Providence, Rhode Island — Zencare
Jose G. Cruz Rodriguez
Zencare Vetted

Jose G. Cruz Rodriguez

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Rhode Island Accepting Online
Providence Accepting In-person

I'm a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), qualified to perform SUD evaluations for employees under the Department of Transportation (DOT) working on Safety Sensitive Position (SSP).

Updated January 21, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Mood disorders
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Race & cultural identity

Professional statement

Jose Cruz Rodriguez is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor located in Providence, RI, and he is the owner of Diversity Counseling, LLC. Jose and his team meet with clients who feel overwhelmingly sad, anxious, and nervous to help them find comfort in their daily lives. He also supports those who suffer from addiction by giving them the tools they need to establish healthy habits. Jose is passionate about working with Hispanic and Latino clients and draws from his own personal background to provide culturally competent care.

Jose and his team's approach to therapy combine thought-centered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, and motivational interviewing. By guiding clients through the motivations behind their actions, he then gives them tools to build healthy habits. He’ll teach clients skills to become aware of their thought patterns and cognitive distortions, which may negatively impact their moods. He practices trauma-informed therapy, which means that he’s additionally intentional with treatment for clients with trauma backgrounds. For his Christian clients or those inclined towards religion, he draws from Christianity to guide conversations.

Jose earned his Master’s degree from San Francisco Ecclesiastical Orthodox University. He aims to bring mental health care to diverse populations and to help individuals feel more joy and fulfillment in their lives.


Message to clients

We have all had to face unexpected changes. Learning to face these changes can only add to the already very difficult challenges in our lives. Depression, anxiety, fears, substance abuse, addictions, and events that we have unintentionally left unresolved in the past, require that we learn to develop healthy coping techniques to make appropriate everyday life decisions.

As a counselor and therapist with 14 years of experience, I delight every day in helping people to develop new and more appropriate coping skills. It would be a pleasure for me to be able to help you or your loved ones.


Specialties

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Optum
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $130 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $130
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $130 (45min)
  • Group sessions: $100 (45min)
  • Family sessions: $130 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7am to 7pm
  • Tue 7am to 7pm
  • Wed 7am to 7pm
  • Thu 7am to 7pm
  • Fri 7am to 12pm
  • Sat 7am to 1pm
  • Sun Closed

Providence practice
111 Wayland Ave , Lower Level, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7am to 7pm
  • Tue 7am to 7pm
  • Wed 7am to 7pm
  • Thu 7am to 7pm
  • Fri 7am to 12pm
  • Sat 7am to 1pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Diversity Counseling, LLC, Licensed Therapist , 2013 - Present

San Francisco Ecclesiastical Orthodox University, PhD' in Holistic Counseling , 2021


Licensure

Rhode Island: MHC01234

Rhode Island: CDS00100

Connecticut: 5326

Puerto Rico: 004569


Languages

English

Spanish


Client testimonials

"He told me he was going to do everything to try and help"
- Zencare client • April 2022
"He was great!"
- Zencare client • March 2022
"Jose was very helpful kind and attentive to my needs ad far as what I am looking for in a therapist. I was very happy."
- Zencare client • December 2021
"Great listener. Amazing spiritual adviser."
- Zencare client • November 2021
"He was very flexible!"
- Zencare client • August 2021
"I appreciated how nice and attentive he was to all my details about my trauma."
- Zencare client • August 2021
"He was extremely prompt, and I was able to schedule an appointment!"
- Zencare client • July 2021
"Jose was very professional and insightful."
- Zencare client • July 2021