Viviane Santiago, Therapist in Texas — Zencare
Viviane   Santiago
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Viviane Santiago

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Texas Accepting Online
Updated November 11, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Viviane Santiago is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. She specialized in trauma, grief and loss,  race and identity issues, shame resilience, and anger management.

Viviane has extensive experience working with individuals and couples facing anxiety, depression, life transitions and big decisions.

Viviane is specialized in Polyvagal Theory, Somatic experiencing,  Attachment theory, Multidimensional grief therapy, and Internal Family systems, and also trained in CBT, DBT, and  Motivational interviewing.

Viviane is fluent in English and Portuguese and love working with the immigrant community. Her practice is infused with mindfulness and compassion. She is curious, open , kind and invites each one of her clients to learn about self-compassion, and to practice authenticity and hope.


Message to clients

Hello!

I am Viviane Santiago, I am so happy you are taking one step towards feeling better, towards solving a problem, towards your healing.

I specialize in grief, trauma, and identity issues. I have extensive experience working with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, big decisions, and life transitions.

I am passionate about the work with couples, and I work with couples in all configurations including those in ethical non-monogamous relationships, and those who are part of the kink and BDSM community.I

am a LGBTQI affirming clinician.

My style is calm yet dynamic, kind, and compassionate. I believe mindfulness is a super power and that life, even though challenging,is also beautiful.

I will walk besides you in a way that will feel very real, but above all, hopeful.


Specialties

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $140 (50min)
  • Initial session: $140 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $180 (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
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Sam Houston State University , Mental Health Counselor , 2019 - 2021
Angel Reach, Therapist, 2017 - 2019

Somatic Experiencing , Level 1, 2021
Motivational Interviewing I, Level 1, 2019
South University Austin , MA, 2016
Federal University of Pernamuco , BA, 1999


Licensure

Texas: 80325


Languages

English

Portuguese


Client testimonials

"Ms. Santiago provided exactly what I needed. She is very professional and knowledgeable. I am very satisfied with her and look forward to her helping me moving forward."
- Zencare client • December 2021
"My interaction with her was amazing!"
- Zencare client • December 2021