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Natalie Santos, LCSW

Natalie Santos, LCSW

She/her

Licensed in NJ #44SC05743400
Insurances Accepted: Aetna
My goal is to help you gain a better understanding of your feelings, mood, and behaviors throughout these transitions, and in turn, help you to better manage and cope.

My Therapy Style

I am a psychotherapist with a passion for supporting people through difficult transitions in their lives. This can come in a variety of forms whether it be adjusting to a new job, becoming a first-time parent, being diagnosed with a serious illness, as well as a range of other things. Having worked in a hospital setting for many years, I have special expertise not only with chronic illness, but also working with family systems, and changing relationships. My goal is to help you gain a better understanding of your feelings, mood, and behaviors throughout these transitions, and in turn, help you to better manage and cope. Therapy can also be a place to explore strategies for regaining control and moving forward.

Because I have worked with individuals and families at all life stages, I have been able to develop a practice that tailors to each person's wishes and needs. I combine many therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, Strengths-Based, and meaning-centered work to ensure the right fit for each person. I greatly look forward to our work together.

Education & Training

MSW - Social Work, NYU

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a mental health professional because early on I knew I had an inherent passion for connecting with others and hearing their stories. It is these stories that inspired me also to a career in striving to support and uplift people through these winding roads of their life story.

What are your interests outside of work?

My interests outside of work lie mainly in travel and food, preferably together! I enjoy learning about new cultures and cuisines, traveling to these places and fully immersing myself in their world.

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

In an effort to support my own mental and emotional well-being, I make sure to move my body in a physical way every single day. Sometimes that comes in the form of a run, a cycle, or simply a stretch. I find that this helps me to reset my body and mind, and set my intentions for the day.

How do you recharge?

I like to recharge through exercise as well as spending time with family and friends. I have two young children and being fully present with them whenever I am able allows me to reset and recharge as well.