Sue  De Santo

Sue De Santo


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California, Illinois Accepting Online
La Jolla and surrounding areas Accepting In-person
Updated September 14, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Sue graduated from Loyola University with a Masters Degree in Social Work. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Relationship Coach in private practice with over 25 years experience in a variety of settings. Sue has extensive experience working with women’s issues, anxiety and depression, substance abuse, grief counseling, relationship issues, divorce recovery and couples counseling.

Sue uses a variety of methods with her clients, such as creative visualization, breath work and Emotional Freedom Techniques, (EFT) . These tools are based on the connection between your body’s subtle energies, your emotions and your health.

She is dedicated to helping singles and couples create the best version of “me” so they can create the best version of “we”.  When we are centered within ourselves and enjoying life, the most amazing things happen.

Message to clients

Are you struggling with repeating the same dating and relationship patterns and don’t know why or how to change it? Hi I’m Sue De Santo Relationship Coach and Therapist, I work  with singles and couples guiding them in navigating the changing landscape of relationship issues with more ease and confidence. If you would like be more confident and clear about your stumbling blocks that make you feel, insecure, anxious and frustrated, contact me for a free phone 15 minute phone consultation.


I'm excited to offer walk and talk sessions for clients in the San Diego Area.

* It is a freeing and active approach to counseling.

* It brings a mind/body awareness and helps you ground yourself in the moment.

* Nature aids in healing both the mind and the body.

* Walking side by side can be easier when discussing difficult topics.

Or my sessions are via Video Conferencing, so you can be in the comfort of your own home and leans tools to help you have the life and relationships you want.


Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Sue De Santo 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: $170 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $170
  • Initial session: $170 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (50min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • As needed


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 110-7
  • Tue 10-7
  • Wed 10-7
  • Thu 10-7
  • Fri 9-1 pm
  • Sat no hours
  • Sun no hours

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-8
  • Tue 11-7
  • Wed 11-7
  • Thu 12-8
  • Fri 11-3pm
  • Sat no hours
  • Sun no hours

La Jolla and surrounding areas practice
Walk and Talk, La Jolla, California 92037
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9-3
  • Tue 9-3
  • Wed 9-3
  • Thu 9-3
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 33 years

Private Practice - Chicago, Psychotherapist, 2002 - Present
Private Practice- San Diego, Psychotherapist, 2020 - Present

Loyola University, MSW, 1991
Bowling Green State University, BSW, 1987


California: SW94684

Illinois: 149-005709