Monica Santiago

MSW, LSW

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
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(610) 634-8876 x705

Monica Santiago

MSW, LSW

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

833 North Park Road
Reading, PA 19610
(610) 634-8876 x705
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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About

Seeking help and support is a sign of personal strength; not weakness. However, this is not the message we always receive from those around us. Engaging in therapy can be an intimidating decision to sign up for. I take this into account when meeting with my clients. I believe in providing my clients with a sincere effort to build a therapeutic relationship by getting to know each person and providing professional, honest feedback to move forward towards their personal growth. I believe in addressing personal goals and checking in on where the client’s mindset is, as life tends to throw us unexpected changes at unexpected times.
My approach is client-centered as each person’s journey is different, with varying challenges and personal goals along the way. My experience includes working with individuals from various backgrounds and circumstances with a focus on: co-occurring disorders, incarceration, familial challenges, addiction and recovery, loss & grief, etc.
In my sessions, I lead with an empathetic, realistic mindset, knowing that we all have our own history of life experiences, and our own perspectives that come with it. Self-growth takes courage and commitment. Learning about yourself is a journey that I believe is lifelong. I look forward to engaging with you and building a supportive connection.

Finances

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Federal BCBS
  • Highmark
  • Keystone Health Plan
  • Optum
  • Quest
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
All major credit cards are accepted as forms of payment for co-pays. Private Pay: $80 for 53-60 minute session
Email me or call (610) 634-8876 x705 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: Pennsylvania / SW134743

Endorsements

Licensed Professional Counselor, DBH, EdS, MA, LPC, LMHC
"Working with Ms. Santiago, I can vouch that she is an effective, diligent, and optimistic clinical professional who any client would be in good hands with. She is diverse in her approach, works hard daily, and wants what is best for the client."

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP, CDBT

Location

833 North Park Road
Reading, PA 19610
(610) 634-8876 x705
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Addiction
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

I also speak: N/A
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023