Laura Andrea Santos, PhD

Laura Andrea Santos, Ph.D.

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  • Specialties: Identity Development, Individual Therapy, Process Work, Relationship Therapy, Relationship Trauma
  • Languages: English, Spanish

I am a bilingual therapist with a passion for serving LGBTQ+ individuals and relationships, as well as immigrant populations.  I believe that therapy often reflects the complexity inherent in life and it brings me joy to learn about and with my clients as we move through that complexity together.

I enjoy working with people from different contexts and backgrounds. My clients bring stories of discovering themselves and their place in the world. I offer empathic listening, warmth, and humor to the therapeutic relationship. I provide affirmative care to diverse populations and hope to create a safe environment where my clients bloom and evolve.

Therapy can be life-changing and filled with magic. It is an honor to work collaboratively with clients to discover where their magic comes from and how they can make use of it to face the world. This journey can be challenging and weird. As your therapist, I strive to be authentic, emotionally attuned,  and empowering and to help create the space for you to find the vulnerability and trust it requires to embark on this journey. 

Professional Experience

Education and Training

  • University of Puerto Rico – Bachelor's degree in Psychology
  • Albizu University – Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling and Psychological Services – Psychology Internship
  • Psicoalternativas – Professional Certification, LGBTQ+ Community Issues

Professional Memberships

Laura Andrea Santos, Ph.D. completed her Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Albizu University, located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Prior to this degree, she graduated from Universidad de Puerto Rico, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She completed a professional certification in LGBTQ+ Community Issues and has collaborated in different community-based programs to gain experience, professional competencies, and the sensitivity to work with diverse populations. Her doctoral dissertation focused on same-sex families and the stigma they systematically face. She also completed an APA-accredited internship at the Counseling and Psychological Services of Purdue University.


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