Susan Santiago-Turner

Counselor, PhD, LMHC, LPC, BC-TMH

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Susan Santiago-Turner

Counselor, PhD, LMHC, LPC, BC-TMH

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Meliora Psychotherapy and Supervision, PLLC
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
(425) 629-0373
Offers online therapy

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Susan Santiago-Turner currently has a waitlist for new clients.

About

My lived experience as a primary and long-distance caregiver coupled with 20 years of counseling experience provides me with the foundational knowledge, clinical experience, and compassion needed to validate and empower clients serving as caregivers for family members living with a chronic or terminal illness; often without the support needed to maintain their own mental health wellness. More specifically, I counsel middle-aged women who are considering or are now serving as their parents' primary caregiver—a role-reversal few are prepared for especially if there is a history of unreported sibling physical and sexual abuse.
I practice from a strengths-based framework coupled with a blend of feminist, dialectical, and cognitive behavior therapies. Working with your existing strengths will help you understand the ambivalence you struggle with, and compel you to live your life the way you want, and not how others want. This is hard work but necessary especially for caregivers.
Let's work together to find what feels right for you. I can help you decide if being a caregiver is in your best interest. If it is not, I'll help you find options. If serving as a caregiver is the way forward, we’ll work through your history of abuse so you can fulfill this challenging role by setting firm boundaries with those who failed to protect you.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $200 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • First Choice Health | FCH
  • Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
  • Kaiser Telehealth
  • Optum
  • Premera
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 21 Years
  • License: Washington / LH60740087
  • School: University of Rochester
  • Year Graduated: 2013

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: National Board of Certified Counselors / National Certified Counselor NCC285576
  • Certificate Date: 2011
  • Certificate: Center for Credentialing and Education / Board Certified-Telemental Health Provider BC-TMH1451
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Location

Meliora Psychotherapy and Supervision, PLLC
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
(425) 629-0373
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Alzheimer's
  • Grief
  • Women's Issues
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Estrangement
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Willful ignorance
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Life Review/Reminiscence Therapy
  • Person-Centered
  • Strength-Based
  • Validation Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 1 Feb 2023
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Susan Santiago-Turner

Counselor, PhD, LMHC, LPC, BC-TMH