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Merrisa Dawn Santos, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTMHP, CCTP

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Current Availability:

Tuesdays Thursdays Fridays

Merrisa Dawn Santos remote and phone therapy in IllinoisMerrisa Dawn Santos remote and phone therapy in Illinois
Provides therapy in Illinois

About Me:

  • My clients describe me as:

    An empathetic, flexible, authentic, and reflective practitioner committed to providing counseling services to individuals from all walks of life.

  • Something to know about my approach is:

    Using a holistic approach focused on connecting the mind, body, and spirit, I help you connect with your higher purpose and experience life free from emotional pain. I offer compassionate services that help you live a happier more rewarding life.

  • Together, we will:

    Explore the emotional stress and setbacks that have a tremendous impact on how we view ourselves and our lives. Help you explore, understand, and overcome your obstacles and start living a life filled with promise, hope, and possibility.

  • I specialize in working with people who:

    Are looking for life coaching skills, learning healthier self-esteem techniques, and developing better coping skillsets.

  • I became a therapist because:

    I sincerely believe that each of us is born into this world deserving of happiness, safety, and love.

  • Something that stands out about where I offer therapy is:

    My goal is to help you uncover, rediscover, and reclaim the joy and purpose in your life through compassionate, welcoming, and conversational therapy.

  • More about me and my practice:

    Practicing Psychoanalytic techniques, MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy), REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), incorporating various Art Therapy techniques.

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In-Network with:

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, TRICARE, UnitedHealthcare

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish

Years Licensed: