Gary Santorella

  • Arizona
  • Information updated 4 weeks ago

About Gary Santorella's service

Gary Santorella is a highly experienced therapist whose training is focused on brief cognitive-behavioral therapy. With an emphasis on the present moment, Gary helps clients understand how their learned behaviors are impacting their current situations and guides them in developing new ways of thinking and behaving to overcome challenges. He is particularly effective with clients who have specific goals they want to achieve and will collaborate with them to create a game plan and measurable objectives. In addition to his therapy practice, Gary is a Lean implementation specialist and has been an executive coach for over 25 years. He has extensive experience in helping individuals improve their leadership and people skills, as well as resolving difficult workplace issues. Gary’s background also includes working as a hospital social worker in San Francisco during the AIDS epidemic, where he provided support to clients coping with severe illnesses and making challenging decisions for themselves and their loved ones. He has expertise in treating trauma victims and has published a paper on counseling interventions for healthcare workers exposed to HIV. Furthermore, Gary is the author of the professional book “Lean Culture for the Construction Industry: Building Committed and Responsible Teams,” published by Taylor & Francis.

Areas of Focus and Specialization

  • Anxiety
  • Career difficulties
  • Coaching
  • Compassion fatigue
  • Coping with life changes
  • Depression
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and abuse

Additional areas

  • Cancer
  • Commitment Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster
  • Divorce and Separation
  • First Responder Issues
  • Guilt and Shame
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Life Purpose
  • Midlife Crisis
  • Post-traumatic Stress
  • Workplace Issues

Therapeutic approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution-Focused Therapy

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Years in practice

27 years

NPI number


License Details

CA LCSW 17326, AZ LCSW LCSW-18958

License: LCSW


License number: 17326

Expires at 2025-01-31

License: LCSW


number: LCSW-18958

Expires at 2024-09-30

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