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Despina Santiago, LCSW-R

Provider Type: Therapist

Provider Gender: Female

Serving: 18 to 64, 65+

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.


  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorder
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling
  • Social Anxiety


  • English
  • Tagalog


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