Angelina DeSantis

(LCSW)

About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 14 years of clinical experience. I have worked with individuals of all ages with a focus on depression, anxiety, career challenges, relationship issues, parenting, and aging/life transitions. I am also trained in Trauma-Focused CBT. In these scary times, we are all faced with unprecedented life stressors and emotions. Support and deeper understanding of ourselves can help one cope with the feelings and changes that come with this journey. And having the tools to cope with whatever life brings us can be a major benefit of counseling.

I believe the first step to healing/treating any emotional issue or life stressor is to be heard and understood. My counseling style is warm and interactive but also challenging. I believe in treating all with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines empathy with solution focused, psychodynamic counseling. I will tailor our discussions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Counseling is a partnership and I want to support you in the way that best suits you.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #079169 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

Written by L.A. on Jul 22, 2021 after counseling with Angelina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Angelina is such a lovely person. It was my first time getting counseling and I felt very comfortable talking to her. We only talked by text and she was very helpful and always answered me on a short time. I feel very supported by her.

Written by D.I. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Angelina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Angelina has made not only my first experience with BetterHelp amazing, but my first experience with therapy all together a positive one. She’s a great listener and will always take the time to respond to messages thoroughly. Very pleased with the progress I’ve already made and I look forward to continuing to work with Angelina!

Written by A.D. on Jun 03, 2021 after counseling with Angelina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Angelina DeSantis was absolute amazing.
I have struggled with very specific and strange issues I’d thought I’d never get over. These issues are not overnight fixes but Angelina did help make a massive dent and has set me on the right path to solve these issues and make myself feel better with it in the process

Written by A.M. on Jun 01, 2021 after counseling with Angelina for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

She is the absolute best! I have been with her for almost a year now and she has helped me tremendously.

Written by S.A. on May 27, 2021 after counseling with Angelina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

I love this woman ! She’s very wise and intuitive, and very knowledgeable

Written by V.. on May 25, 2021 after counseling with Angelina for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

Thanks again for all the advice, much appreciated.

Written by C.H. on May 22, 2021 after counseling with Angelina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Angelina has helped me work through my anxiety and stress, and our sessions have taken a weight off of my shoulders. Since starting better help with Angelina as my therapist, I have actively seen a positive change in myself and my life.

Written by J.A. on May 19, 2021 after counseling with Angelina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

she's a very caring person to all my concerns

Written by R.A. on Apr 04, 2021 after counseling with Angelina for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Angelina has been the best counselor I have ever had. She appeared in the most difficult point of my life, and she has genuinely cared and done her best to empathyze with me no matter how unusual my current situation is.

I visited several other therapists before in my own country, but Angelina is the person who has connected with me the most... and at the point in which it is the hardest to do so.

Written by S.A. on Jan 20, 2021 after counseling with Angelina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

It was one of my first times doing long term therapy. Angelina was so kind , understanding and professional and I feel so much better after working for several weeks with her

Written by J.A. on Dec 16, 2020 after counseling with Angelina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

My first time in therapy. Angelina was very patient and understanding and allowed me to express myself without judgement

Written by J.A. on Dec 09, 2020 after counseling with Angelina for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

Angelina is insightful and patient. She seems empathetic and kind, but also clear and firm. Her sessions always end with actionable goals and she is willing to move the session toward relevant concerns if need be. She's been a great support!

Written by K.A. on Dec 01, 2020 after counseling with Angelina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Angelina is so kind and supportive. She responds quickly and thoughtfully to my notes and finds solutions to problems I never would have come up with myself. My head feels clearer after a session with her. Thanks so much, Angelina!

Written by J.O. on Nov 29, 2020 after counseling with Angelina for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

Angelina is simply brilliant!!! As well as being very knowledgeable, professional and supportive, Angelina is really easy to talk to and down to earth. This has been my most positive therapeutic experience to date and I am already noticing improvements in my thought processes and well-being.