Andrea Santiago (She/her)

LCPC, NCC
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

About My Clients

My usual clients are individuals navigating grief/loss and life transitions. In therapy, I partner with you to navigate tough circumstances and existential questions, fostering deep healing, growth, and meaning in a safe, confidential space.

My Background and Approach

My approach is always rooted in genuine curiosity, void of judgment. I ask probing questions to truly understand your perspective. Meeting you exactly where you are, I walk alongside you, fostering a sense of safety as we explore challenging emotions and experiences. While I gently encourage exploration of sensitive areas, I never push beyond your readiness. However, I'm also direct, interactive, and dynamic in sessions, fully engaged in your journey. Together, we'll navigate laughter, tears, anger, and joy, facilitating healing. Committed to providing psychological support, I help uncover insights into past traumas and current struggles.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am deeply committed to fighting social inequality. I embrace anti-racist beliefs and practices, continuously educating myself on the complexities of colonization. Understanding my own privileges, I strive to enhance my support for others. I firmly believe that true freedom requires universal recognition and acknowledgment. In my care, I prioritize cultural sensitivity and empathetic understanding. As a staunch ally, I affirm all LGBTQIA2+ identities. I am dedicated to destigmatizing mental health, particularly within BIPOC and LatinX(o,a,e) communities. It's my mission to ensure these communities receive the resources and support they deserve through my healing work.

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

Info

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

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