La'Shondra M. da Cruz holds a License in the State of Connecticut as a License Professional Counselor (LPC) and is certified as a Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) clinician for the State of Connecticut. La'Shondra specializes in holistic and mindfulness therapeutic practices. La'Shondra passion for holistic, mindfulness and health and wellness approaches led her to launch her own Private Practice (Holistic Behavioral Health, LLC). These services that are provided from La'Shondra are within the client's home. La'Shondra works from a holistic frame work; which is a therapeutic approach that attempts to address an individual as a whole person. Holistic therapy attempts to address the individual in terms of their mind, spirit, and body. In viewing clients from a holistic lens this approach is fulfilled through the implementation of various mindfulness therapeutic methods.
Some of the mindfulness approaches that La'Shondra employ with clients are gentle yoga movements, walking, relaxation, meditation, music therapy, prayer and many more forms of complementary and alternative approaches. These alternative practices are employed in-conjunction with a variation of cognitive and psychotherapy approaches. When meditation is used with clients it is employed in a way of heightening awareness of physical sensations. Verbal cues are also utilized to help each client in therapy maintain awareness of movement, breathing, and sensations throughout several different exercises. Deep breathing forms of meditation, and guided imagery exercises are also additional mindfulness approaches that are implemented in La'Shondra's practice. The ultimate goals in receiving this form of therapy is to eventually get each client in therapy to an empowered place where they can practice mindfulness approaches in their daily routine.