Andrea Santiago Malcolm
Clinical Social Worker/Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist - LCSW, CST
Hi there! My name is Andrea Santiago Malcolm and I hope to be your therapist. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sex Therapist with over five years of experience. I became a therapist because I really like talking to people and helping them sort out their problems. I really like hearing the different perspectives of life and teaching different tools to help people cope with what life throws at them.
My favorite clients are couples with a sense of humor, who don’t mind a little cussing, and who are ready to make positive changes. In my training, I found that I love talking about sex and helping others deal with and normalize their sexual issues. These issues can be such an awkward to discuss and to work on, but not in my office!
I also have a special interest in working with women who are dealing with serious illnesses or medical issues. As a cancer survivor, I know intimately how deeply these things can affect your life and what it feels like to be there.
My roles as a wife, mother, stepmother, and daughter have provided me with an array of life experiences that allow me, in my role as a therapist, to really identify with you and what you’re going through. I believe that there’s a lot of misunderstanding about therapy that I’d love to help change. Most people think that their problems are too difficult to change, too painful to change, or that therapy will take years. I believe that therapy can be a short-term solution to the problems in your life and that change can happen quickly. I try to use a variety of techniques to teach you ways that you can use to cope, on your own, once you’ve graduated from therapy. My goal is help you get the confidence you need so that you feel that you can handle whatever life throws your way.
I’m pretty open, so if there’s more you’d like to know just ask. I can’t wait to meet you!
Skills and Expertise
Caregiver Issues or Stress
Chronic Illness or Disability
Chronic Pain or Illness
Health Illness and Medical Issues
Loss or Grief
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Acceptance Commitment Therapy
Solution Focused Brief Therapy