Ana DeSantiago (she/her)


As a 2nd-generation Mexican-American, I know full well the importance of being heard & listened to.

Clinical Social Worker in , IL

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual

About My Clients

Have you ever felt overlooked, misunderstood, unheard? Ever get the feeling that people are just taking advantage of you? Do you find yourself taking care of others only to have those same people disregard you and your feelings? Are your desires ignored, dismissed, or belittled? The struggle in living and negotiating two cultural identities has its hardships. The effects of unwanted interpersonal trauma, i.e. domestic violence, sexual abuse and/or community violence, add unnecessary stress.

My Background and Approach

I have over 15 years of experience as a trauma-informed therapist. I am certified in both Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence. I attend a yearly conference in learning more about how I can be an ally to those who suffer interpersonal violence. I have been working in this field for four years now. I hope to provide a therapeutic experience unique to each individual, wherein we explore your journey towards healing and where you are in the process. My priority is for you to feel comfortable in taking your first step to your best self by providing a safe environment. Once that’s been achieved, I offer support and provide education for my clients to understand the effects of their trauma.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As a clinician, I truly believe that we can address the systems and not just the symptoms. I also believe that moving towards a person’s optimal mental health and well-being is the most important step a person could take to living a full and enriched life. A person's trauma is extremely unique and highly individual, I believe that the treatment of your trauma should be just as unique as well. I work to understand you and your concerns and to provide options for how best to approach what you consider to be your most significant issues.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 17 years of practice
  • Languages: Español
  • Rate: $60 - 120/session

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