Rodnnie SantiagoLMHC

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What’s the most profound, insightful, or interesting thing you’ve learned as a mental health professional?

We all have wounds to heal. Trauma is universal and each person has their own unique journey of healing and reintegration. Having learned this universal truth, I have chosen empathy, openness, and heart-centered care as key elements of my approach as a therapist and life coach.

What does a first session with you look like?

Each initial session is focused on getting to know each other, building rapport, and generally exploring current needs. Creating a therapeutic relationship based on trust, clarity, and openness is key to a succesful therapy journey. I make sure each person feels comfortable and respected while opening a safe space to promote self-exploration in the healthiest way possible.

What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?

I believe that one of the biggest barriers keeping people from seeking emotional and mental health care are social constructs about what it means to be healthy. An excessive and imbalanced focus on the body, lack of education in regards to mental health, and taboos have led to many people ignoring their inner wounds, their family related traumas and their connection with their own identities. To be healthy is to be holistically in balance (body, mind, emotions, and spirit). I work with each person via a step-by-step process that integrates all dimensions of being and identifies their unique patterns of behaviors, thought processes, habits, relationships and family history with the goal of safely and effectively guiding them throughout their healing process.

Specialties

Anxiety

Communication issues

Family issues

Life coaching

Trauma

General Expertise

Relationship Issues

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Social Anxiety

ADHD

Anger management

Artists' mental health

Attachment issues

Fees

$120

First Session

$150

Family Therapy

$135

Couples Therapy

$120

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Art Therapy

Coaching

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Training / Certifications

Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)

Licensure

MA, LMHC, 11618

Education

Masters degree - Psychology - Interamerican University of Puerto Rico

Bachelors degree - Psychology - University of Puerto Rico

Work History

My initial experience as a therapist was while finishing my masters degree in Puerto Rico. I practiced providing therapy to children, youth, and adults in a clinical setting, as well as administering psychological tests. Eventually, I moved to Massachusetts and worked as an Clinical In-Home Therapist with Gandara Center for 4 years. My main focus during this work experience was providing intensive and culturally sensitive therapeutic care to families and children both in home and school settings. Afterwards, I started my private practice and eventually shifted to working remotely. I've recently integrated holistic life coaching as one of the services provided via my practice.

Location

Remote Therapy, Northampton, 01060, MA