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Emily-Rose Santamaria, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression ADHD
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About me

I am licensed in Connecticut with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients ages 7-60 with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, mood disorders, depression, ADD/ADHD, anxiety disorders, attachment and relationships, family conflict, and many more.

My therapy style is warm and interactive, and I am a true believer that we are a team working together to meet your goals. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don’t believe in stigmatizing labels.

My approach is eclectic, using ideas primarily from cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, dialectical behavior and attachment-based therapies. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My perspective is person-centered, strength-based, and solution-focused.

I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. You are the key to your healing, and taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage, I am proud of you for getting started!

Professional experience

4yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, 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

CT LCSW 012557


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Emily-Rose Santamaria. 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.

Emily has helped me more than I could ever imagine. Her profound understanding of my individual situation is something I am very thankful for. She is a true professional whilst being incredibly diverse and personable.

Written on Apr 02, 2024 after therapy with Emily-Rose for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and adhd

I've never enjoyed talking to a therapist so much in my life

Written on Jan 09, 2024 after therapy with Emily-Rose for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd