Specialities:Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment, Coping skills, Racial identity, social skills, Life transitions, and age-related changes.
Therapy Modalities:Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Supportive Psychotherapy.
Available at:Winter Garden & Telepsychiatry
Dr. Melissa Santiago received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at the Florida School of Professional Psychology at National Louis University in Tampa, Florida. She went on to complete a two-year postdoctoral residency focusing on neuropsychology.
Dr. Santiago has experience in providing neuropsychological and psychological assessments to children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Her clinical interest includes, but is not limited to, ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, intellectual disability, traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative diseases, anxiety, depression, trauma, and personality disorders. Additionally, she has received certified training in administering the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2).
Dr. Santiago also has clinical experience providing therapy to adults. Her clinical focus includes depression, anxiety, adjustment, coping skills, self-esteem, suicidal thoughts and self-harming behaviors, racial identity, interpersonal relationships, social skills, life transitions, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, and age-related changes. Dr. Santiago understands that seeking therapy can be a frightening and stressful process. Therefore, she approaches therapy with authenticity and transparency to cultivate a safe space where you can be vulnerable, reexamine your current circumstances, develop as an individual, and create a new beginning to reach your full potential and become the best version of yourself.
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