Susan Santiago-Turner, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington

Susan Santiago-Turner, Ph.D., LMHC, LPC, BC-TMH, NCC

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I have over 20-years clinical experience as a professional counselor. I help middle aged cisgender females (50 and older) work with their anxiety and depression rather than against it so they can walk more steady in the world.

If you identify as a middle-aged cisgender female deciding whether to serve as a caregiver for your aging parent who was abusive and neglectful during your formative years, please reach-out. I practice from a strengths-based framework in tandem with a blend of feminist, dialectical, and cognitive behavior therapies.
I'll work collaboratively with you to re/discover your existing strengths, and together we'll process the ambivalence you likely feel as you decide whether to serve as a caregiver for a parent who invalidated you during your formative years.
I'll encourage you to live life the way you want, and not how others want. This will likely be the hardest work you'll embark on but absolutely necessary if you're considering becoming a primary caregiver for an aging parent who neglected to protect you when you needed them the most.
Let's work together to find what feels right for you. I can help you decide if being a caregiver is in your best interest. If it is not, I'll help you find sound options to ensure the wellbeing of your elder while maintaining your integrity and mental health wellness. If serving as a caregiver is the way forward, we’ll work through your history of abuse and neglect so you can fulfill this challenging role by setting firm boundaries with those who failed to protect you and thereby, walk steadier in the world.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Alzheimer's & Dementia
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Estrangement
  • Grief & Loss
  • Pet Loss
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Willful Ignorance
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Complementary Or Alternative Medicine
  • Fusion Of Feminist And Narrative Therapy Narrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Music Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Biracial
  • Hispanic Or Latino
  • Veterans
  • Women'S Mental Health Wellness Age 45 And Older

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$160.00 - $200.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Cash, Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
,
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
,
Cigna
,
First Choice Health
,
Kaiser
,
Optum
,
Premera
,
Self-Pay Only
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
20
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Professional Counselor
LH60740087
Washington
Licensed Professional Counselor
P2012120
Arkansas
Counselor
285576
Arkansas
Board Certification(s)
Board Certified-Telemental Health Provider BC-TMH 1451
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
American Mental Health Counselors Association
Clinical-Unified
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
University of Rochester
Ph.D.
2013
University of Missouri
MEd
2001