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Hi, I'm Anita (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor #2018036475

Doctoral Level Intern

Services in-person & telehealth in MO

While I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for years, I am joining the Healing Spaces team under the supervision of Dr. Kezia Jackson as I complete my Doctor of Psychology Degree.


I have a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by individuals dealing with severe mental illness and trauma related to violent crimes. I am here to support you on your journey to well-being.

Anita Santiago, Black Therapist, Trauma Therapist
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Supported Ages

  • Adults (18+)

Specialty Areas

  • Abuse and Trauma

  • ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Caregiver Support

  • Depression

  • Self-Esteem

  • Therapy for Black Women

Other Areas of Focus

  • Evaluation and Assessment

  • Family Conflict

  • Identity Exploration

  • Midlife Challenges

  • Multicultural Issues

  • Relationship Issues


Are we a good match?

If you're on a journey of healing from trauma, I want you to know that while certain events may have occurred, they don't define your entire story. As someone specializing in working with victims of crimes, I firmly believe in the resilience and potential for growth within each individual. Your experiences may have shaped you, but they don't determine your future path.

In our sessions, my priority is to provide you with a safe space where you can freely express your emotions, process trauma, and discover a newfound sense of empowerment. You deserve to live a life unburdened by the weight of the past, embracing your intrinsic worth, and rewriting your narrative.

Are you a family member supporting a loved one dealing with severe mental illness? Your commitment and love are invaluable, but it's equally crucial to recognize that you don't have to carry this burden alone. Together, let's navigate the challenges, find coping strategies, and build a robust support system. Your family's well-being is paramount, and I'm here to help you not just cope but thrive amidst life's chaos. Taking the first step is often the hardest, but rest assured, I am dedicated to being there for you and your family every step of the way.

During life's most challenging moments, it's okay to seek guidance. Whether you're grappling with personal struggles or feeling overwhelmed by the world's turmoil, my commitment is to guide you toward peace and empowerment. Remember, you're not alone in this journey. Reach out today, and let's embark on a transformative path toward a brighter tomorrow.

Additionally, I've collaborated with Dr. Jackson, conducting psychological evaluations for over a year. Together, as a team, we're here to assist you in finding the answers you're seeking.

Your well-being matters, and I'm here to support and empower you as you navigate life's complexities. If you're ready to take the next step on your journey, I'm eager to work with you. Feel free to reach out, and let's begin this transformative process together.



Master of Education (M.Ed.), Clinical Mental Health Counseling

University of Missouri, St. Louis

Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.), Clinical Psychology, In Progress

Ponce Health Sciences University, St. Louis

Clinical Training

Professional Affiliations

Crime Victim Advocacy

Multicultural Counseling

Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi)

National Board for Certified Counselors

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