Andy Santanello, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Helping you to create a life of meaning and purpose

Welcome! I am Dr. Andy Santanello, a psychologist who provides  both in-person and  Online CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). 

My Story

I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology from La Salle University in 2006. After completing graduate school, I received years of intensive training and supervision in many forms of CBT for a variety of different conditions. Specifically, I’ve had very good results providing CBT to clients experiencing panic attacks, excessive worry, social anxiety, different types of fears/phobias, PTSD, depression, insomnia, and difficult life transitions. In addition to providing online therapy, I work as a therapist at CBT of Baltimore, a full-time Military Behavioral Health Psychologist, and a National Trainer in Cognitive Processing Therapy.

My Values & Training

Everyone can live a life of meaning and purpose.

Although we all have a unique history and set of problems, I believe that each and every one of can create a life of meaning and purpose. This requires the courageous decision to make room for pain in the service of taking action on the things that are most important..

Evidence-Based Practice

I’ve been fortunate to train with some of the most talented psychologists in the United States on several of the most effective treatments for a variety of common problems.

Helping to Spread Access to CBT

In addition to my therapy practice, I provide training and onsultation to other therapists who want to learn Cognitive Processing Therapy and other types of CBT, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

My Approach

My approach to therapy is straightforward. First, I help my clients figure out the specific things that they want to achieve in therapy. Second, we work together to discover the thoughts, emotions, and habits that are making it hard to achieve those goals. Third, I help my clients to learn new skills to related to their thoughts and feelings differently and develop more effective strategies for managing their lives.

Each person is unique, so the specific treatment plan for every one of my clients is also unique. Ideally, I’d like each of my clients to experience therapy as an empowering experience.

(Note: if you don’t like corny jokes and puns, then I might not be the right therapist for you)