Mr. Romel Santiago, LCSW

(Romel)
Preferred Name: Romel

Online Therapy

About Me

As a clinical social worker, I have been treating individuals since 2015, and providing sexual health counseling and education since 2007. I am the owner of a private practice, Romeo's Sensation LLC, that operates in Florida and Maryland and Colombia South America. The focus that we use is client centered and therapist directed treatment. My goal for all my clients is to get them in to therapy, stabilized and transitioned out of therapy between 9 and 18 months. Focusing on racial/cultural trauma, out of control behaviors, sexual concerns (including identity orgasm and intimacy) and anxiety. There is also a significant amount of work that I do within BDSM/Fetish/Kink/Ethical Non-Monogamy persons and community. Outside of that, I also do a great deal of work with non-offending minor attracted persons and complex trauma related disorders

Education & Experience

As this is my 2nd career, Culinary arts was a wonderful 10 year career that I find so much overlap between cooking, therapy and sex. Especially since my focus was Italian cuisine. After my 10 years of cooking, I decided to explore a BS in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work. During this time I worked throughout Chicago, Dallas, Florida, Pennsylvania and Maryland providing community and targeted sexual health counseling to communities and populations to address the growing need for information and access to resources. After transitioning out of sexual health counseling, I worked several years with higher risk doing community mental health work with more severe diagnosis and substance abuse treatment facilities. Noticing my calling, I shifted to private practice in an effort to focus more on sex and complex trauma related concerns.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I am a member of AASECT (American Association of Sex Educator Counseling and Therapists), EMDRIA EMDR International Association.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • BIPOC
  • Couples
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Does Not Accept Insurance
  • Sliding Scale