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Claudia Santiago, LCSW

Claudia Santiago, LCSW

she/her

Licensed in CA #109498
Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Cigna/Evernorth
Speaks spanish
I am culturally sensitive and this helps me foster non-judgmental care to people.

My Therapy Style

I believe everyone has the potential to thrive and tolerate the virtues and challenges in Life. I help clients achieve optimal mental and emotional well-being using an array of evidence-based therapy models to cater to each individual need. I have served the community by implementing these modalities, since 2013 with empathy, optimism, and trust. I am culturally sensitive and this helps me foster non-judgmental care to people. I am genuinely empathetic to people's struggles and am versed in promoting stability, safety, and resilience in people.

Education & Training

MSW - Social Work, San Diego State University

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a mental health talk therapist because I believe in the potential for everyone to overcome trauma and live in the light of life.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy participating in yoga and sound bath retreats. I am a music enthusiast so I love going to concerts. I also enjoy stand up comedy shows to get good laugh therapy sessions. I am also a Dodger fan so you can find me rooting for them on the regular.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I love hot yoga and music. I feel both are great coping skills that help me maintain a stable mental and emotional well-being.

Do you have any pets?

I have a little chihuahua who loves to dress up in her little clothes. One holiday she was mischievous and jumped on the table to eat a tamale!