About Lori Santana, LICSW

“A child born to another woman calls me mom.The depth of the tragedy and the magnitude of the privilege are not lost on me.” Jody Landers

Clinical Perspective:
I bring a myriad of experience working with individuals (adults and children), families and couples. Experience in both Child Protection and with the Department of Defense strengthened my understanding of systemic change. These very same principles can be applied to individuals, families and couples.

There are many tools I draw on and individualizing these practices is the key to success. I believe strongly in each individual’s right to be treated with dignity and respect and with the utmost confidentiality. I use a strengths based, solution focused model incorporating positive psychology.


  • Adolescent/Teen Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Bereavement/Grief Counseling
  • Binge Eating
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Bullying
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Couples Conflict Resolution
  • Cultural Diversity Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorder
  • Emotional Overeating
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Irrational Fears/Phobias
  • Loneliness
  • Malaise
  • Marriage Conflict Resolution
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mental Health Consultation
  • Mental Health Problem
  • Mental Illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Swings
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Parenting Counseling
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling
  • Pre-College Fears
  • Pre-Move In Couples Counseling
  • Premarital Conflict Resolution
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology Consultation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Therapy
  • Worry
  • Education & Certifications

    State University of New York, Albany, Master's in Social Work|University of Connecticut, Stamford (Bachelor's)|New York State Council on Children and Families (Internship)|New York State Assembly Committee for Youth (Internship)|Planned Parenthood Federation of America (Internship)


    Portsmouth, NH

    539 Islington St, Suite 4
    Portsmouth, NH 03801-4471