Welcome to my profile.
I welcome you and I look forward to meeting both of you, and discussing your couple concerns while findings ways to make life more manageable. Sometimes making the decision to reach out for marriage & family counseling is the hardest step.
I am an experienced therapist & life coach with over 25 year of connecting with clients and their families. I have skills in many different methods and will tailor therapy to your specific goals. I have experience a long and successful relationship, but know first hand how difficult and overwhelming life can seem when things begin to come apart. I have worked with many different types of partners and feel confident I can support you in managing the struggles and conflicts you both are experiencing. I can likewise assist in developing a deeper understanding of your own behaviors, thinking and decisions. Understanding patterns in a relationship are important for the success of the relationship and lead to a deeper growth of each individual.
I have been blessed to have experiences working for colleges, hospitals, and community mental health systems. I have taught at the University level and trained medical students on interpersonal skills and completed advanced research on stress of caregivers.
Professional Membership & Licenses:
• American Counseling Association
• Georgia Counseling Association
• Ohio Counseling Association
• National Board of Certified Counselors
• National Board of Certified Coaches
• Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor State Ohio
• Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor State of Georgia
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Depression , Coaching , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Family of Origin Issues , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Self-Love , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #LPC 01037 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
LPCC # E.0002606-SUPV (Expires: 2022-01-09)
One of the most helpful insightful people I’ve ever met.
Easily the best counselor/life coach I have ever had in my life. Shiela has been such a positive influence on my life and always has my best interests in mind.
SHE IS THE BEST
Early days but so far so good. Wonderful counselor, very glad I took the time to find the perfect match for us and not just settle. Couldn't ask for a better person to help. Thank you and look forward to continuing to work with you.
While it is still early in the early stages of our couples counseling, we immediately felt comfortable and confident that dr. Santoro could help. She has been such a great and active listener that it has been so easy to talk to her, and her calm demeanor makes us both feel very comfortable.