Andy Santanello, Therapist in Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland — Zencare
Andy  Santanello
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Andy Santanello

He/Him/His

Doctor of Psychology, PsyD
Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Delaware, Maine, New Hampshire Waitlist Online
Stoneridge, Mount Washington Waitlist In-person

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Updated April 14, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Panic attacks / panic disorder
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Medical professionals' mental health
  • Trauma
  • Worry

Professional statement

Dr. Andy Santanello is a Clinical Psychologist located in Towson, MD. Dr. Santanello specializes in evidence-based psychotherapies such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for many common problems. He especially enjoys working with people who identify as introverts. He understands what it’s like to navigate a social world while balancing the legitimate need for alone time to recharge. Many of Dr. Santanello’s clients suffer from anxiety or depression from going through difficult times and from the perpetual feeling of being “stuck.” He helps these clients become unstuck and to move forward in their lives.

Dr. Santanello’s approach to therapy draws from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He collaborates with his clients to set mental health goals and always keeps those goals in mind throughout sessions. He helps clients determine what’s in their control and what’s out of their control. Dr. Santanello also practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a therapy approach that brings together thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. He teaches clients how to identify negative thought patterns that influence their daily emotions and change those patterns into healthier ones.

Dr. Santanello earned his PsyD from LaSalle University. He practices Zen Buddhism and is a teacher (sensei) in the White Plum Asangha, which continues to show him the value of mindfulness in his life and the lives of others. His style is compassionate with a side of humor, as he believes that healing can include silliness and laughter when appropriate.


Message to clients

Hi! I"m Andy, and it's really nice to meet you. Looking for a therapist can be really tough. I know that it took me a while to find a therapist who really "got" me and who challenged me to grow while also making sure that I felt supported. These days, there are so many therapists out there that the choice can be overwhelming.

Here are some things that I would like you to know about me and the work that I do. I consider it a deep honor to be a part of my clients' lives. There is something very special about having the opportunity to speak with another human being in the context of an open, accepting, and "deep" conversation about what matters most in life. I cherish those opportunities, and I would love to have the chance to chat with you about what matters most. I want you to know that no matter what your history or current problems, I have your back. My job is to help you to figure out how to get unstuck so that you can start the process of flourishing. You are in good company, though. Struggling is the defining feature of life for everybody in one form or another. I would love to help you figure out some ways to make that struggle about building a life of meaning and purpose.

You can do it. We just have to work at it. Together.


Specialties

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety

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

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

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

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

Worry - Learning how worry shows up in one’s life and exploring how worry impacts daily life, relationships, and wellbeing; developing coping skills to mitigate the impacts of worry




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Andy Santanello 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: $185 (60min)
  • Initial session: $185 (60min)

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
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

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

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Maryland)
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 8:00a-5:00p
  • Tue 8:00a-5:00p
  • Wed 8:00a-5:00p
  • Thu 8:00a-5:00p
  • Fri 8:00a-5:00p
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Stoneridge practice
1212 York Road, Suite A302, Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland 21093
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 Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Virginia)
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 8:00a-5:00p
  • Tue 8:00a-5:00p
  • Wed 8:00a-5:00p
  • Thu 8:00a-5:00p
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
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 8:00a-5pm
  • Tue 8:00a-5pm
  • Wed 8:00a-5pm
  • Thu 8:00a-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
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 8:00a-5:00p
  • Tue 8:00a-5:00p
  • Wed 8:00a-5:00p
  • Thu 8:00a-5:00p
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Delaware)
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 8:00a-5:00pm
  • Tue 8:00a-5:00pm
  • Wed 8:00a-5:00pm
  • Thu 8:00a-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Maine)
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 8:00a-5:00p
  • Tue 8:00a-5:00p
  • Wed 8:00a-5:00p
  • Thu 8:00a-5:00p
  • Fri 8:00a-5:00p
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Hampshire)
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 8:00a-5:00p
  • Tue 8:00a-5:00p
  • Wed 8:00a-5:00p
  • Thu 8:00a-5:00p
  • Fri 8:00a-5:00p
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Mount Washington practice
1501 Sulgrave Ave, #313, Baltimore, Maryland 21209
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 9a-5p
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 16 years

Center for Deployment Psychology, Senior Military Behavioral Health Psychologist, 2015 - Present
Santanello Psychological Services, LLC, Owner, 2015 - Present
Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System, Trauma Recovery Staff Psychologist, 2006 - 2015
Anxiety and Stress Disorders Institute of Maryland, Therapist, 2008 - 2009

La Salle University, Psy.D., 2006


Licensure

Maryland: 04568


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"He came highly recommended and seeing him on Zencare was a bonus. He is communicative, compassionate, and capable!"
- Zencare client • December 2021