Sandra Aguilera-Cruz, MA, APCC #9168
ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL COUNSELOR
Supervised by Kimberly Prendergast, LMFT #37448
Sandra began her career in 2010 working with children and families at a non-profit organization providing behavioral services to children with severe behavior concerns and parent training across multiple settings (school, home, in the community, group homes, and shelters). During this time, Sandra developed and implemented skills and interventions to best provide support to families facing poverty, child abuse, neglect, anxiety, depression, self-injurious behaviors, substance abuse and help families with preserving placement. In 2018 Sandra transitioned to work in the social welfare system and worked closely with foster youth/foster families & adoptive families.
Sandra began to work as a school-based therapist with children in 2022. She addresses challenges with Autism, ADHD, specific learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, and executive functioning skills. She understands the importance of creating a safe space, implementing a client centered approach, and utilizing interventions tailored for clients to empower themselves. Sandra received her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Social Work from California State University Northridge and her Masters Degree in Educational Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPS) and emphasis in School and Family Based Counseling (SFBC) from University of La Verne.