Andrea Santiago (She/her)

Accepting Clients

I'm Andrea Santiago, Co-Owner, Clinical Director, and therapist at Gemstone Wellness. I'd be honored to know you!

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Chicago, IL

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

My typical clients are those that are going through grief/loss and life transitions. Through the process of therapy, I collaborate to parse through the hard circumstances and challenging questions life throws at us, and aid in you finding deep profound meaning, healing, and growth in a safe and confidential space.

My Background and Approach

My approach is always from a place of curiosity, never judgment. I ask questions to better understand and make sure I truly know your perspective. I meet you exactly where you are at, walking alongside you. I work with you in feeling safe as you explore the challenges and/or uncomfortable feelings and experiences that are difficult to parse through. I'll gently nudge at the places that may need further exploration, but never force you to go somewhere you feel you are not ready. However, I will also be direct, interactive, and dynamic in sessions as I'm not just sitting back, but in this with you. We'll laugh, cry, yell, smile, feel, and heal through it. I'm committed to provide psychological support as you uncover insight into your past experiences, traumas, and hardships as well as current ones.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in providing culturally sensitive, empathically driven care. I am a strong ally and affirm all LGBTQIA2+ identities. I am committed to anti-racist beliefs and practices. I am firm believer of destigmatizing mental health in LatinX(o,a,e) communities and ensuring that these communities receive resources and support.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Languages: English, EspaƱol
  • Rate: $125 - 180/session


3122911730 Email Andrea
53 W. Jackson Blvd
Suite 1235
Chicago, IL 60604

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