Counselor / Therapist
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Michael Santillan, LMSW
Michael D. Santillan
345 7th Ave.   
Suite 1201H   
New YorkNY 10001
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Practice Information:
When was the last time you tried something new for the first time? My name is Michael Santillan and I want to be the first to let you know, that change is a terrifying thing. However, with change come new experiences. These experiences will help bring out a side of you that you’ve never known. I’m here to help you live your best life by asking you to try something new… for the first time.


As a Latin American male born and raised in Hudson County, NJ from a family of immigrants, I can understand the obstacles many people face every day. I try to create an empathetic, open-minded, and nonjudgmental approach to help clients explore issues that they face on a daily basis. My formal training includes a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Rutgers State University with a specialization in Substance Abuse Counseling. Furthermore, I have been working at Jersey City Medical Center as the medical social worker for 2 years. My area of expertise includes: HIV/AIDS, Addiction, Children and Family, LGBTQ, Latino culture, and crisis intervention. In working with client’s I like to use Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Dialectal Behavioral Therapy. By working together, we will create a safe environment for positive changes.
Practice Areas:
 Counseling / Therapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab
 Adolescents
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Bicultural Difficulties
 Children's Counseling
 Chronic Illness
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Couples Therapy
 Depression
 Domestic Violence
 Educational Therapy
 Family Conflict
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 Life and Wellness Coaching
 Life Transitions
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Psychoanalysis
 Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Psychopharmacology
 Relationship Issues
 Self Esteem Issues
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Work and Career Issues
Certifications:
 Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
 Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW)
 Registered Social Worker
Education:
B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers State University
Addiction Counselor Training (ACT) Certificate
Masters in Clinical Social Work from Rutgers State University
Payments Accepted:
Cash, check and credit cards. (no insurance)
Hours:
Friday (varies)
Cost/Session:
Sliding scale- $55, $75 or $105 per session (*$57/ $77/ $108 for credit or debit cards)
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