Andrea Santiago Malcolm, LCSW, CST, Clinical Social Work in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33308

Andrea Santiago Malcolm, LCSW, CST

Andrea Santiago Malcolm, LCSW, CST
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Andrea Santiago Malcolm, LCSW, CST

Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 43052
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Office 1
2821 E. Commercial Blvd # 201
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
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  • Accessible Parking
  • Service Animals Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible Building
  • Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Office 2
2255 Glades Road
Suite 324 A
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
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  • Accessible Parking
  • Service Animals Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible Building
  • Wheelchair Accessible Restroom

Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Tricare

Fees: My rate is $100 per session

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Is your relationship struggling? Are you dealing with chronic illness such as cancer, chronic pain, or chronic mental health difficulties? Is your sex life struggling, either due to illness or due to life taking over? I can help! Therapy is a collaborative relationship. That means YOU are in control and I take your lead in what kind of guidance you need. The best tools in my arsenal are genuineness, compassion, honesty, and humor. My approach is to honestly and compassionately call out the issues and deal with them as we see them. Therapy isn't about blame. It's about stating the truth, however uncomfortable that may be, and solving the problems from there. If you don't come out of therapy with a sense of relief and new real-world tools to deal with the problems you came in with then it's being done wrong.

Email or Call Andrea Santiago Malcolm, LCSW, CST at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 43052

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Stepmother, business owner, therapist, friend, lover, daughter, wife... I wear many hats which means I can intimately identify with the stress that any of these roles, or the mix of these roles, brings about. I know what it is to feel exhausted at the end of the day, under pressure, or like you're failing at something. Sometimes, when seeking guidance, it's good to know that the person guiding you has dealt with their own struggles. I assure you, we can connect on some level- human to human, so that you get what you need to move through this.

I am also a cancer survivor, so I bring a unique approach to working with those who are dealing with chronic illness. I intimately understand how it can take over your life: relationships, sex drive, self-esteem, grieving the old "normal," finding your hope, and identifying as a survivor.

I also really enjoy being a sex therapist! I think it's important to be able to frankly and honestly talk about sexuality. I believe in discussing the issues with honesty and even a bit of humor. Sex is supposed to be fun! I try to convey that when I'm working with clients who are struggling and bring them back to that place in their sex life.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I also really enjoy working with sexuality. Sex is a basic human need and a critical part of a healthy relationship. However, in our culture people are shy talking about it. Not in my office! We can discuss sex frankly and honestly. I also demand that we do so with a sense of humor- these issues can really weigh on you. Sex is fun (and funny!) Don't take yourself so seriously!

Another fun fact: I teach therapeutic knitting. It's a real-world intervention for things like anxiety, depression, stress and overthinking. See more about this on my website.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

My job happens to be the same as what I'm passionate about: human relationships. Being a therapist is an honor: people connect with me, they let me in their lives, and they trust me to help guide them. I get to connect with people daily. I get to hear their stories and help them learn new things to help them in what is sometimes the darkest time of their lives. That's important. This does not escape me.

My Role as a Therapist

A therapist's job first and foremost is to connect with you on a human level. If you don't feel heard, understood, or like you're making progress then something's wrong. While working with a therapist is different from just talking to a friend, you should still have similar feelings of being able to trust when you open up, gaining knowledge from these interactions, and (hopefully) occasionally having fun while doing it.

From there, it is my goal to connect you to new skills that help you see or deal with things in a new way. Therapy is more than you see on TV- we do a lot more work than just talking! I like to connect people to real-world techniques they can use to gain control of their life again.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

The issues I deal with are specific. It can be very difficult to find a therapist that can speak honestly and frankly about issues like a chronic diagnosis and it seems even the professionals are shy about sex! it's difficult to find someone to connect with without these issues, add that to the mix and it can feel impossible.

It's important that you're comfortable with your therapist. In fact, it's a critical part of creating an environment that fosters healing. I'd say I work hard at creating that environment but I don't. To me, being genuine creates that kind of connection- that's not work, that's simply being real. If you have to work at it you're doing it wrong. I love to connect with my clients!

I want you to feel comfortable in my office. You should be able to speak your truth and tell your story. I want you to have hope and understand that there are ways to deal with whatever you're suffering with. Most of all, I want you to feel heard and understood.Surprisingly, we might even occasionally have fun doing it!

What Makes up a Problem?

Simply put, a problem is anything that is creating emotional distress for you. A good way to know if you need help is if you've tried to deal with it yourself and have been unsuccessful OR if it's greatly affecting your quality of life. If you are struggling in your internal world with depression, anxiety, overthinking or other big feelings, if your relationship or sex life is suffering, if you're feeling alone and unable to connect with others, or if you're unable to handle your emotions it may be time to seek help.
Bottom line: If it's real to you, it's real to me.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Clients and family members dealing with chronic illnesses such as cancer, chronic pain, etc. , clients and partners dealing with disconnection, sexual dysfunction, or loss of sexual interest or connection

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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