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Denise Santos, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Coping with life changes
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About me

Welcome to the First Day of your new life!

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 12 years of professional clinical experience. I am an anti-racism and anti-oppression practitioner who uses holistic, cognitive, and trauma-focused modalities through person-centered and solution-focused approaches to deepen one’s insight and increase self-efficacy and resilience while providing tools to empower and access innate strengths.

I am passionate about aiding my clients in developing the necessary adaptive skills to lead wholesome, balanced, and enriching lives.

I specialize in children, adolescents, and adults. I focus on anxiety, complex trauma, racial and cultural trauma, stress, personal and interpersonal conflicts, impulsivity, defiance, aggression, low self-esteem/worth, adjustment challenges, and creative barriers.

My population expertise includes and is not limited to BIPOC, immigrants, asylees and refugees, formerly incarcerated youth and adults, adopted youth and adults, bullied youth, and professionals.

You are the expert of your story and you have the strength that will assist you in overcoming the things that challenge you.

You have already taken the first step which takes courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

You GOT this.

**PLEASE READ: If you feel in need of urgent help or that you are in crisis at any time during our work together; please call 1-800-273-TALK; 24 hours a day; or 911. This forum does not provide any type of emergency services, so I want to ensure you know who to contact if you need immediate help.**

NOTE: I offer video, phone and live chat therapy sessions. At this time, video therapy sessions are limited.

Professional experience

12yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

TX LCSW 65123


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Denise Santos. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I enjoy working with Denise. She’s caring and understanding. She's a great listener, detail oriented, attentive, and she doesn’t miss a beat! I am extremely blessed and grateful to work on my goals with her.

Written on May 11, 2023 after therapy with Denise for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is a great therapist easy to talk to understanding and seems to understand what it means to do therapy not just listening not just talking but a combination of both and making the client put in work for themselves to make the situation easier I've appreciated every session that I've had with her

Written on Dec 05, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and anger management

She's very sweet and caring. She doesnt push on any one thing I ask to speak about . She makes sure to ask me questions about my concerns with what I think I need help with to better understand to help more.

Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management