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Winter Garden Location

446 N. Dillard St, Suite #2

Dr. Nicci Santana

Winter Garden Counseling

Dr. Nicci Santana Psy. D. (MH #14077)

For the last 20 years I have been living my passion for teaming with clients and offering them life giving words and hope in their times of distress.

We are all in the middle of a story and need a safe place to tell it and someone to sit with us as we tell that story and heal the broken places within it. It is a great honor to walk with clients as they grow and discover their strengths and watch as their passion and purpose for life return. I believe we are not meant to do life alone and especially when we enter the hard spaces in life we need another to lift us when we feel we cannot stand. It takes great courage and bravery to ask for help and I consider it a privilege to partner with you in your healing journey to freedom and being the best version of yourself you can be.

I help Individuals, couples and families of all ages dealing with issues including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, attachment issues, eating disorders and relationship and parenting concerns. I am also trained in EMDR therapy and this technique can be used in addition to standard talk therapy or as a treatment by itself to treat trauma and many other issues and distressing symptoms.  My approach to counseling is relational and client-centered.


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Services Offered

"Our hearts are priceless, and affect every area of our lives.  We must make a commitment to protect our hearts and not just throw them away looking for love in people and places where love cannot be found. Let us all respect and heal our own hearts."- Dawson McAllister

Individual Counseling
Individual Counseling

One on one intensive counseling to explore and heal your past, current and future concerns.

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Couples Counseling
Couples Counseling

Couples therapy allows you to better understand and communicate with your significant other and to gain insight into the relationship dynamics.

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Trauma Counseling
Trauma Counseling

A variety of therapy techniques can be used together or alone to help you resolve the effects of the traumatic incident and the accompanying distressing symptoms.

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Child and Family Counseling
Child/Family Counseling

Meeting one on one with a child or teen allows them to have a safe place to express themselves and be heard and known.

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Success Stories

One Client's Story

I was in a bad car accident in 2007. Three cars piled into the back of me. Some guy had a seizure in his leg and lost control of his leg muscles, pushing on the gas pedal uncontrollably. I remember the screaming I heard – it was mine. I had thought it was a terrorist attack. There was shock, emotional shaking, fear, anxiety, confusion and PTSD. I was told I had suffered a traumatic brain injury as well. Fast forward to 2018. I was noticing when in traffic, I always hang back at least two car lengths to make sure that “if I get hit again, my car won’t slam into the car in front of me.” What is wrong with this picture? I was still suffering from the trauma of that fateful day. So, with Dr. Nicci’s help, I went through EMDR. About two weeks later, I called her to say, “I think I am healed. I am stopping right behind the guy in front of me – almost on his bumper – like I used to! Ha. I think the EMDR has done too good a job!

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I can't wait to meet you and hear your story. Contact me today to schedule a consultation.

About Dr. Nicci

Licensed Mental Health Counselor MH #14077

First licensed in 1999, Dr. Nicci Santana earned her B.A. degree from the University of Tulsa in 1996 and her M.S. degree in community counseling from Oklahoma State University in 1998. She went on to earn her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, CA. Her specialties include but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Post-Divorce
  • Body Image
  • Abuse and Trauma




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