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Therapist in Port Chester, New York,
Despina Santiago, LCSW-R

Provider Type: Therapist

Provider Gender: Female

Serving: 6-65+

Therapist in Port Chester, New York, Despina Santiago, LCSW-R

Despina Santiago, LCSW-R

Despina Santiago is a New York State licensed clinical social worker who treats children, adolescents, adults, and families. Special interests include anxiety, mood disorders, conduct/behavioral problems, and young adults dealing with life transitions. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Penn State University and a Master’s degree in social work from Columbia University. Despina is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. She has extensive experience with the New York Child Welfare system, including residential treatment programs, preventive and foster care. While utilizing different treatment modalities such as CBT, strength-based psychotherapy and family systems, Despina believes in a collaborative approach often engaging with community and educational services.

Treatment Areas

  • ADHD
  • Adolescent/Teen Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Cultural/Racial/Ethnic Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup-Healthplus
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Federal
  • Cigna
  • Emblem Child Health Plus
  • Emblem Hip Commercial
  • Emblem Hip Medicaid
  • Empire Plan NYSHIP
  • Fidelis
  • Humana Commercial
  • Humana Military-Tricare
  • Local1199
  • Lucent
  • Magnacare
  • Meritain Health
  • Multiplan-PHCS
  • MVP Commercial
  • MVP Medicaid
  • Nippon Life
  • Northwell
  • Optum
  • Oxford
  • UMR
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Resource


  • English
  • Tagalog



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