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I have the best of both worlds. I was born in the United States, a descendant of Puerto Rican parents. My counseling pathway began over 20 years ago while I was wearing the United States Army uniform. I started my military career as an Enlisted Soldier and then became an Army Warrant Officer. It was during that time I found myself listening to Soldiers of various ranks who found themselves migrating into my office. It was mind-blowing to see how easily Soldiers shared their most intimate memories; broken, lost, and frustrated with life. From a mirrored reflection of what resonated throughout my military years, I sought to pursue an education to better equip myself in the art of listening. I live part of my purpose witnessing clients reach their "Aha Moment" rising up from the depths of some of the most darkest occasions. The beauty of this part of the journey of my life is God allows me to observe his handiwork as He restores clients from brokenness, bondage, and oppression. I am present as a gracious observer guided by the "Great Counselor Himself."
I provide counseling commissioned as a Minister of Counseling under
Iglesia Una Esperanza Viva-Columbia. *See the "Resources" page for more information.
VAMO' AL MAMBO!
Doris Santiago, MA, Credentials
Doris is fluent in English and Spanish and honored to be serving the Hispanic comunity. Her ideal clients are those who cannot afford insurance, yet need the support of counseling to navigate through life struggles. She received her Bachelor in Psychology from Columbia College Cum Laude, then continued her education receiving her Master in Pastoral Counseling: Crisis Response and Trauma from Liberty University. She is currently working on her Doctorate in Clinical Pastoral Counseling, PhD through the Colorado Theological Seminary.
Certified Temperament Counselor
Certified Suicide PAIR Trainer
Advanced Certification in Integrated Marriage and Family Therapy
Advanced Certification in Group Therapy
Advanced Certification in Sex Therapy