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About Santo Psychotherapy

We are passionate and compassionate professionals, driven by the mission of helping more people live a better and happier life every day. We are growing fast and always looking for new talent. If you love people and like challenges – come and join us!

Feel free to reach out to inquire about available positions.

Affirmative therapists are encouraged to apply

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Meet Our Psychotherapists


Nick Santo


If you identify as LGBTQIA+ and are struggling with: feeling “lost”, worried about not belonging, or feeling powerless or “voiceless”, I understand and can help. I have seen many clients start therapy feeling lost, disempowered, and hopeless. Through our work, I have noticed that my clients: feel freer to be themselves, less intimidated navigating the world, feel more confident in attracting and being in various relationships, and most importantly an ability to feel worthy, lovable, and a true sense of belonging.

I work with people of many intersecting identities, interests, and relationship styles; all are welcome. I also focus particularly on helping people across the sexual and gender identity spectrums with histories of trauma and abuse (including histories of religious trauma), strengthening and creating respectful boundaries, and developing deep and meaningful relationships.

If it sounds like we may be a fit, please reach out here and schedule a complimentary consultation where we will go over what’s going on for you, I will share a bit about how I work and answer any questions you may have.

More about Dr. Nick

Dr. Nick Santo, LCSW earned his MSW at Fordham University in 2008 and his DSW at NYU in 2021. He also earned his certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice at NYU in 2018 and completed the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy one-year program at the Training Institute for Mental Health in 2011. He is currently a psychoanalytic candidate at the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity. He has been practicing psychotherapy for 14+ years, currently maintains a private practice in Manhattan, and offers telehealth sessions for New York residents.

Dr. Santo’s interests include treatment with sexual and gender minority adults with histories of relational and/or religious trauma.


Santo, N. (2022b) Transcending pathological accommodation: An intersubjective self psychology approach to affirmative therapy. Psychoanalytic Social Work Journal. READ HERE

Santo, N. (2022a) Love in the time of COVID: Reflections on retaining attunement through a period of shared trauma. Psychoanalysis, Self, and Context.  READ HERE

Santo, N. (2021) Reflections on the HIV/AIDS Crisis, COVID-19, and Resilience in Gay Men: Ghosts of Our Past, Demons of Our Present. In: Tosone C. (eds) Shared Trauma, Shared Resilience During a Pandemic. Essential Clinical Social Work Series. Springer, Cham. READ HERE


Michael Corning


My work is primarily focused on the LGBTQIA+ community and addressing the unique obstacles that our community faces. Feeling stuck or disconnected is common and can be difficult and isolating. Together, we can explore your feelings and find ways for you to move through the challenges you are experiencing. Some examples include coming out, transitioning, gender identity and dysphoria, support for Hormone Replacement Therapy and gender-affirming care, relationship issues (both familial and romantic), general and social anxiety, depression, and self-esteem/self-image struggles.

I will help guide you in developing coping mechanisms for depression and anxiety, forming a positive sense of self and identity, building confidence, processing difficult past experiences or trauma, and gaining the tools needed for healthy and fulfilling relationships.

You deserve to enjoy life and feel connected. I am here to support you on your journey. If you think we could be a good fit to work together, and live in NY, feel free to reach out and schedule a complimentary phone consultation on our website. We will chat about what brings you to seek therapy, what you would like to get out of therapy and answer any questions you have.

More about Michael

Michael graduated with a Masters in Social Work from New York University. In both community mental health clinics and private practice, he has worked with individuals, couples, groups, and families. He approaches therapy as a relational and conversational process. Using aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic Therapy, Michael collaborates to develop coping mechanisms for everyday experiences, as well as explore the roots and origins of the challenges you are facing.




Mike Cohen


Do you feel out of place in the world or even in your own body? Do you struggle to find satisfaction in your romantic or sexual life? Are you trying to cope with the stress of a relationship’s evolution or end? By working on deepening your understanding of and relationship to yourself, and exploring the impact of societal structures on the self, you can enrich your relationships with others.

Through my work with many individuals, clients have found empowerment in self-knowledge, learned to challenge intrusive thoughts that interfere with relationships, and begun to feel more present in their own bodies. I work with a range of intersecting identities, including LGBTQIA+ identifying individuals and various relationship styles. I am proud to offer kink affirming and non-monogamy informed care.

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