Meet Patricia Cruz

Patricia Cruz, BSc (Psychology)., PGDipProfPsych, Master of Developmental & Educational Psychology


Pat is a warm and friendly Psychologist who values making a genuine connection through empathy and shared understanding with her clients. She prefers to work collaboratively and is adaptable to the preferences of her clients.

She completed her training in Educational and Developmental Psychology at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She has worked with young people to assess various developmental difficulties, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Learning Difficulties (i.e., dyslexia). She has worked in the disability sector providing counselling and behaviour assessments and interventions across the lifespan. She enjoys working closely with a client’s family and broader support system to create positive system change.

Since then, she has moved to New Zealand with her partner. She seeks to continue helping young people help reach their dreams and potential.

• New Zealand Psychologist Board
• Australian Psychological Society

• English
• Filipino