Santricoa Nelson


About Me

Santricoa “Rico” Nelson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. Rico has a strong foundation working with individuals and families who struggle with a wide range of mental health issues such as: depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, grief, anger, addiction and more.

Rico’s educational background includes a MA in Social Work from the University of Central Florida Orlando, Florida. Rico has been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered and Solution Focused Therapies. He is also certified in Post-Traumatic Stress in those who have served in our US Military and Behavioral Health Case Management.

Rico strives to create a safe and encouraging atmosphere in which clients can be supported in their efforts to change and grow. He also seeks to assist clients in identifying or reconnect to their unique strengths in order to realize their full potential and achieve their goals.


  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #SW16155 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Written by A.S. on Mar 14, 2021 after counseling with Santricoa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

I was a little nervous before speaking with him, and after the first session I immediately felt comfortable and as though a weight had been lifted. He’s so easy to talk to. Listens well, and responds with such understanding. I’ve felt very relieved after each session and look forward to more progress in the near future.

Written by A.L. on Mar 03, 2021 after counseling with Santricoa for 2 weeks

Santricoa is amazing. I genuinely feel like he wants to understand my thoughts and issues and help me get to the root of them. In two sessions he has already given me techniques and insight to help me with certain issues. I truly look forward to every session and leave each one feeling has if I have just gained amazing insight on myself.

Written by S.H. on Mar 03, 2021 after counseling with Santricoa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Santricoa is very understanding and experienced. A great counselor