Santa Molina- Marshall, LCSW
Holistic Psychotherapist, Author, Celebrated Healer, Yoga Teacher, Ordained Interfaith Minister, Massage Therapist, Certified Reiki Master, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner & Community Leader
Santa Molina-Marshall is a Clinical Licensed Holistic Psychotherapist and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, who has been in the field of trauma and sexual violence since 1990. In April 2014, she was awarded the National Sexual Violence Resource Centers, 2014 Visionary Voice Award, for her outstanding work in the field of anti-sexual violence within her community.
For eight years she held the position of Director of Counseling and Advocacy at the DC Rape Crisis Center, where she directed the Center’s counseling program; provided individual and group counseling; and supervised all clinical staff and graduate social work students. Prior to her employment with the Center Ms. Molina; served as “Lifeline for Kids” Project Coordinator for the Center for Adoption Support and Education, Inc.; she worked as an Adoptions/Subsidy Social Worker for the Child and Family Services Agency, in Washington, DC; and served as Clinical Director at Sanctuary for Families, Inc., a domestic violence organization in New York City.
Presently, she manages her private practice in Washington, DC and is a national and international speaker on Women, Trauma, Mindfulness, Grief and Loss, Compassion Fatigue, Neurobiology of Trauma, and other topics. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Santa specializes on issues of loss and grief, bereavement, and adult and childhood sexual abuse. She has been providing services to the community for the last 26 years. She has developed a holistic approach to addressing the needs of survivors of trauma that encompass addressing the body, mind, and spirit. Ms. Molina-Marshall is a compassionate, dedicated clinician and administrator.
Her new book, Running Through Darkness: Memoir of a Spiritual Warrior serves as healing manual, guiding reader to move from trauma to triumph, and reclaim our divine birthright to be whole, happy, joyous and free!
Licenses, Certifications, Educational Background
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker: District of Columbia – USA / LC50077742
- Hunter College School of Social Work – Graduated: 1987
- Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute – Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP – Certified 2011)
- Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health- MassageTherapist
- Satchidananda Ashram – Integral Yoga Teacher
- Usui Tradition -Reiki Master
- New Seminary -Ordained Interfaith Minister
Holistic Psychotherapy By Santa, LLC offers a signature brand of integrative holistic psychotherapy used with clients over the last three decades. Santa uses an approach to wellness that incorporates body, mind and spirit, and uses cutting edge approaches including somatic experiencing, mindfulness, and psychodynamic interventions.
Jordan, is my 9 lbs beige/tan Yorkie-Poo. He came to my life 8 years ago and it was love at first sight. So sweet, tender and in need of gentle loving care. Just like me he loves launching, going for walks and bathing in the sun. When I need to feel love or love, he is the perfect living being, always ready to cuddle and express excitement about being with me. Now, if i can un-teach him how to fetch, all would be perfect between Jordan and I. Jordan has an obsessive personality, tends to be a bully at times, and is very persistent, especially when it comes to fetching. Good for him, I am a Therapist.
Warning: Be careful what you teach your dog!