Amy  Santana
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Amy Santana


Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts Waitlist Online
Financial District Waitlist In-person
Updated November 8, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Domestic violence
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racism, oppression, and discrimination
  • Dissociative disorders

Professional statement

Amy Santana is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor located in Boston, MA. She specializes in working with BIWOC and LGBTQ individuals who are navigating identity-based trauma, relational trauma, and the impact of complex childhoods. Amy supports young adults and adults who are self-proclaimed people-pleasers and deep feelers who have a tendency to not ask for help due to not wanting to be a burden.

Amy utilizes Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy and parts work, which helps clients address concerns by viewing beliefs and patterns as inherently self-protective. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, a modality that has clinical evidence supporting it as an effective intervention for those with trauma, and uses this to frame her work. Amy helps clients build resources and process painful memories from their past so they can feel more agency and groundedness in the present. She also incorporates Brainspotting, a focused mindfulness technique that processes experiences using body sensations. Clients increase awareness and connection to their bodies, themselves, and those around them while moving toward greater healing.

Amy earned a Master’s degree from Lesley University and has over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. Her work has predominantly been with LGBTQ survivors of violence, including same-sex partner abuse and individuals seeking asylum. She spent two years working in college counseling centers, with a focus on the needs of BIPOC students. Amy welcomes those who may have tried therapy in the past but have been unsuccessful and especially enjoys working with eldest children, first-gen/children of immigrants, and young professionals who were the first in their families to attend college. She provides a space that is nurturing and playful, where each individual can bring their full self without explanation.

Message to clients

I strive to provide a space where you can put down the armor and show up just as you are, where all parts of you are welcome. For many of the individuals I work with, most of the week is spent code-switching, people-pleasing, and trying to keep it all together. This is your time each week to just be. If you're a therapist, helper, or healer it's also when you get to show up as just your human self - without fear of judgment or needing to prove yourself. I invite you to bring the most vulnerable parts of you, knowing they will be held with care, compassion, and curiosity.

I welcome any questions you might have about how we might work together, or the therapeutic modalities I use. I feel truly honored to do this work and am so excited to hold space for you.


Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

Domestic violence - Healing for those surviving a previous partner’s abusive attempts to control one’s thoughts, beliefs, and actions

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Racism, oppression, and discrimination - Exploring how racism, oppression, and discrimination impacts one’s life, including relationships, work life, and self-esteem; growing self-care practices to combat the negative emotions that arise when faced with identity-based adverse experiences

Dissociative disorders - Support processing and coping with painful or overwhelming emotions and reducing experiences of detachment from one’s reality, emotions, memory, and body


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


Amy Santana is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week


Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Thu By appointment only.
  • Fri 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Financial District practice
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Private Practice, Therapist, 2018 - Present

CHA Center for Mindfulness & Compassion, IFS Level 2, 2022
River's Edge Institute, EMDR, 2022
Ample + Rooted, Foundations: Online Eating Disorder Training Program, 2022
IFS Institute, IFS Level 1, 2021
John R. Edwards, LICSW, Brainspotting Phase I and II, 2020
Lesley University, MA in Counseling Psychology, 2013


Massachusetts: LMHC9916