About me

Hi! My name is Santiago

I am licensed by the Health Department of Lichtenberg to practice psychotherapy according to the Heilpraktikergesetz and have a BSc in Psychology with a focus in Clinical Psychology (UNAM, Mexico).

I have professional experience with children and adolescents with disabilities, in psychosocial counseling, neuropsychological diagnosis, and in research for the public health system in Germany. I have trained in humanistic-existential approaches and mindfulness and have facilitated courses on non-violence and peace.

What can you expect from me?

  • A friendly and humble approach
  • Warm and embracing attitude
  • Compassionate attitude towards conflict
  • Intercultural sensitivity
  • Multilingual counseling (English, Spanish and German)
  • Experience and knowledge regarding the LGBTQI* community
  • Experience and knowledge regarding non-monogamy, open relationships, polyamory and relationship anarchy
  • Wide range of knowledge across different theories and fields of human experience

I believe in reconciling inner conflict to acquire peace

I was born and raised in Mexico City. In my youth I spent time in the USA and in Canada, until I moved permanently to Germany at the age of 26. Since then I live happily in the city of Berlin.

My initial formation was in visual arts and I attained a master’s degree (MFA) in Documentary Film in the Filmuniversität Babelsberg in Potsdam, Germany. Film introduced me to the notion of creating a narrative of life . This ignited a desire in me to learn how to recreate our own “film” of life into something we love .

I really enjoy working with couples and other romantic constellations, because I connect deeply with the human desire to bond. I have also pursued this in a scientific manner, as my thesis project was based on the construction and evaluation of a couples therapy model. I am currently studying for a Master’s degree in Psychology at the Technical University of Dresden.