Luis Otero deSantiago

(LMHC, Hypnotherapist, EMDR)

About Me

My name is Luis A. Otero deSantiago. I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida. I have worked in acute inpatient and outpatient settings working with addictions and psychiatric disorders, and I have worked in private practice working with anxiety and depression disorders stemming from complex and acute trauma. I have also worked with VIP's and executives in their recovery efforts. I use a combination of various methodologies to assist my client's in achieving recovery. These methodologies include cognitive behavioral and cognitive restructuring methodologies, Ericksonian hypnotherapy, and EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization). I look forward to helping you achieve your best potential.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Grief , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH16655 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by R.I. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Luis for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I’ve have evolved and I’m continuing to become my better self with Luis. I couldn’t ask for a better person to help me develop into the person I want to be.

Written by A.M. on Apr 12, 2021 after counseling with Luis for 11 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

He can literally give you the inner strength to fight all your demons and step into a better version of yourself

Written by M.E. on Apr 02, 2021 after counseling with Luis for 2 weeks

I have had only 3 sessions so far but plan to.continue with more. He treats me with respect and insight and his questions bring out information about understanding and identifying the issues I need to work on. I have worked with other counselors in my past which were unsuccessful so I was hesitant to try counseling but I now know I made a good decision to use betterhelp. I like the format with the included messaging and journaling but the video sessions are the most valuable.

Written by M.A. on Mar 31, 2021 after counseling with Luis for 3 months on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Luis was an incredible help to me in a time when I felt uncertain about many things in my life. He is patient and kind, but also quick to call me out on counterproductive thoughts and behavior when necessary. I greatly appreciate the help I have received from Luis.

Written by B.R. on Mar 30, 2021 after counseling with Luis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

What a completely refreshing experience. To find a counselor who truly listens without judgment and when he speaks, every word that comes out is valuable guidance that leads to important revelation for healing and restoration.
I feel so fortunate to have been matched to Louis as my counselor. Despair is highly debilitating… But more powerful than that it’s HOPE. I am so thankful that Louis helped shed enough light on my darkness to generate clear undeniable HOPE.

*Thank you so much Louis for allowing me to feel safe to talk about things that I have not been able to share with anyone for a very long time.

May God bless you always and in all ways.

B.M.Wilcox

Written by S.H. on Mar 29, 2021 after counseling with Luis for 2 weeks

I'm only 2 weeks in on using online counseling. They matched me with Luis right away. He has no idea how much he's helped me and opened my eyes already. He's so good at listening and then giving ideas or making points I never even thought of. I'd highly recommend Luis and online counseling itself.

Written by W.I. on Dec 02, 2020 after counseling with Luis for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

He is a great help and takes time to understand what my needs are and assesses them. He speaks to me in a way to relate to me and he comes across as very knowledgeable in what he does. He always explains why certain things work to help me do things effectively. I greatly appreciate him and I would recommend him to anyone.

Written by S.A. on Nov 30, 2020 after counseling with Luis for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

He’s great!

Written by R.A. on Oct 23, 2020 after counseling with Luis for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Luis is lovely. While we only worked together for one session (due to location issues), I feel that progress was made in understanding my mental heath issues. I am jealous of those who will benefit from his expertise!

Written by S.H. on Aug 24, 2020 after counseling with Luis for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Luis is very grounded and calm, which is a balm to my frazzled nerves. I feel heard. I feel validated. I feel listened to. I feel supported. I also feel like for once in my life, my feelings matter! Thank you for your support, caring, and understanding. You've no idea how much it means to me, after a lifetime of being mocked, insulted, invalidated, gaslight, lied to, and fed BS! Your compassion means the world to me. Thank you.

Written by P.E. on Aug 10, 2020 after counseling with Luis for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

he is great - a godsend!

Written by R.O. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Luis for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I am very happy with Luis as my supervisor. Not only is he very personable and makes you feel instantly comfortable. He's also very good at listening, understanding patterns and finding good ways to question them and in helping me interrupt them so that they can be turned into healthier ones.

Written by N.A. on Jul 03, 2020 after counseling with Luis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Luis has been very helpful and very supportive throughout my short counselling time so far. His kind way of explaining and giving tips and exercises to overcome my anxiety and depression episodes. Luis is a warm professional and human being, with a great sense of humour. I cannot be more grateful for having the chance to talk to him and get his help with my mental health.

Written by M.O. on Jun 04, 2020 after counseling with Luis for 1 week on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

I can’t speak well enough about Luis. His knowledge is seemingly endless. He’s such a valuable resource to my every day research towards healthier mental lifestyles. He dissects every aspect of your troubles and concerns with thoughtful calculated walkthrough- giving a new and unique perspective into your own character faults- or wrongful learned behaviours.

I have had a plethora of people pick my brain over the years wearing every coloured coat- and I can honestly say that there is no other counsellor like Luis. His dynamic and modern approach mixed with great personality and mastered interpersonal skills make the BetterHelp experience my new most preferred method of treatment.

I hope this does you well Luis & finds you; In the selfless care you offer me, the least I can do is offer an honest review!

Written by H.A. on Jun 03, 2020 after counseling with Luis for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

This has been a very positive experience. I went through a lot of people till I connected with Luis. I felt like he immediately got my energy and saw what I need to work on. I’m looking forward to lots more work together.

Written by H.I. on May 24, 2020 after counseling with Luis for 2 weeks

Mr. DeSantiago, is an awesome help to me, makes me laugh and understands what I'm going through. A kind man and always respond on a daily. Thank you!