Debra Santora

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR

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(914) 827-5829

Debra Santora

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR


Location

Offers online therapy

Aurora Healthy Minds
316 Titusville Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(914) 827-5829

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."I belong, therefore I am." The sense of belonging has often been wounded, damaged or undeveloped. Initially in our family, later in school, with friends and at work. Through the process of exploration and self-searching, we can begin to let ourselves go. When we are kind, and less consumed by our own ego; the darkness of depression and anxiety have less of a hold and we can find freedom.
I have over 20 years of clinical experience in helping people go through crisis, deal with past painful life events, gain control of and overcome distressing symptoms, as well as problem solving and planning for their future. Specialization in anxiety, separation and chronic medical or psychiatric issues.
EMDR certified, a life changing treatment that helps people to move on from past stressful or traumatic experiences. Coping skills are taught to increase calmness and tranquility. Safe place is enhanced through creative art therapy. Supportive and caring environment enhances positive self care and motivation.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CDPHP
  • Cigna
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • MHN
  • MVP Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Optum
  • Oxford
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: New York / R043520-1
  • School: Columbia University
  • Year Graduated: 1991

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: EMDR Institute
  • Certificate Date: 2016
  • Certificate: Creative Art Therapy Certificate Program- University of Albany / Lucy Barbera- Ph.D, LCAT

Debra Santora's Groups

Navigating the Social World

SOCIAL SKILLS GROUPS FOR TEENS (14-17 ) Join us for weekly virtual (during COVID) skills-based therapeutic groups designed to strengthen the social interaction and communication skills of teens with autism spectrum disorders. The group will provide a safe environment that encourages active participation while practicing social skills. The goal is to provide support while promoting success and independence. Expression is encouraged using ice- breakers, therapeutic art activities, and social skill tools. Evening sessions available at 7:00 pm at Aurora Healthy Minds 316 Titusville Road, Poughkeepsie - 12603 914-450-9474 ($35 per session)

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Narrative Therapy: Everyone Has a Story

Narrative Therapy facilitation and counseling for individuals, families, and groups. Our practice occurs when the facilitator encourages the client to tell his or her story. By telling one's personal journey, narratives are established, purpose is discovered and experiences are consolidated. Narrative therapy is about problem-solving while allowing clients to identify strengths and to explore an issue at hand.

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Location

Aurora Healthy Minds
316 Titusville Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(914) 827-5829
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cognitive Behavioral Treatment/EMDR
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Hispanic and Latino
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Cancer

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
  • Trauma focused- EMDR trained and certified
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 28 Nov 2020
Debra Santora, LCSWR, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Poughkeepsie

Debra Santora

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR