Relationship and Mental Health Expert
Quality counseling and psychotherapy services along with
Goal Specific Treatment Planning.

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Welcome
We all struggle from time to time. Life can often be difficult. Uncertainties abound and confusion often inhibits us. You don't have to suffer alone! Finding someone to talk to, even if it's just to vent strong emotions, is a great way to free yourself from these inhibitions.

Give yourself the gift of therapy to heal, grow and find solutions to life's challenges. With the help of Dr. Santan you can do just that. Don't wait until the depression deepens or until the anxieties overwhelm you or until you spend one more sleepless night lying awake in bed! If you're looking for a counselor in the Chattanooga TN area, call today and start the healing process!
Specializing in:
  • General Clinical Mental Health
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Spiritual Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Spouses of Addicts
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • LGBTQ Challenges
  • *Relationships
  • *Healthy Lifestyle Management
  • *Weight Loss
* May not be covered by insurance. You are encouraged to check with your insurance provider to confirm your coverage details or you can call the office and our knowledgeable staff can assist you.

Convenient Location

Dr. Santan is conveniently located just off I-75 at the Shallowford Rd Exit for Chattanooga TN and the surrounding areas including Ootelwah, Soddy Daisy, Cleveland, Apison, Athens, East Brainerd, East Ridge, Ringgold, Fort Oglethorpe, Chickamauga and Rossville. Click Here for map and directions.

Saturday Appointments

Dr. Santan currently has appointment times available on Saturdays. These appointment times fill up quickly. To avoid delay in treatment you are encouraged to schedule during regular business hours. If a Saturday appointment isn't available we can put you on the waiting list and contact you when one becomes available. * An "after hours" fee may apply.

Insurance Accepted

Dr. Santan accepts many major insurance plans and EAPs. We can check your benefits for you and can file insurance claims on your behalf. If Dr. Santan is not an in-network provider for you we can file for an out of network reimbursement if need be. Please call 423.499.9335 to find out more about fees, insurance and payment.
"Healing requires that we fully acknowledge, process and digest all aspects of our experience - physical, mental and emotional. To do so, we must be able to verbalize our experience in an atmosphere of acceptance and support. Healing only takes place when people feel heard and understood."

~ Dr. Daniel Amen

"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives."

~ Henry David Thoreau

Meet Dr. Santan

Dr. Santan has MA and PhD degrees in counseling/psychotherapy and provides a wide range of individual, couples and group psychotherapy and counseling services. He is currently licensed in Tennessee and Georgia. Dr. Santan currently has the following qualifications:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling (PhD)
  • Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC in TN & GA)
  • Mental Health Services Provider (MHSP)
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC)
  • Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC)

Education, Training and Experience

Dr. Santan has the education, training and experience to treat a wide range of struggles and keeps the whole person in mind. He is able to make recommendations on physical, spiritual, relational and emotional health. He also has several specialties and can provide expert care.

Counseling Style

Dr. Santan is able to offer a relaxed, warm, inviting and safe atmophere conducive to healing. He enhances the therapeutic effect with his friendly and interpersonal style of counseling that is non-judgmental and accepting yet directive when needed.

Approach to Counseling

Dr. Santan's approach to counseling is two-fold:

  • Holistic:

    Dr. Santan addresses the entire person in all aspects: mental/emotional, physical and spiritual. A person is healthy when all three areas are healthy, synchronized and functioning in concert.

  • Heuristic:
    Dr. Santan typically encourages a person to learn, discover, understand himself/herself and the way that he/she sees the world around him/her. He also encourages a person to find his/her own way to solve problems such as experimenting and evaluating possible answers and solutions and by stimulating interest into continued investigation of self. He approaches counseling with the idea in mind that a person is best served when he/she can discover for himself/herself what's best.

This approach to counseling leads to a sense of ownership and pride which are foundational keys to satisfaction and happiness.

Precise Treatment

Dr. Santan does not follow a one size fits all approach to treatment. Instead he will work to target your unique needs based on your unique history and situation to form an individualized treatment plan. He also attempts to get at the root cause rather than simply focus on the symptoms.

Map and Direcetions
Lighthouse Counseling Center
7209 Hamilton Acres Cir.
Chattanooga, TN 37421

From Points North

  • Take I-75 North to Exit 5 for Shallowford Road

  • Turn Left onto Shallowford Road

  • At the second light Turn Right onto Shallowford Village Drive

  • Go all the way to the end of Shallowford Village Drive

  • At the Stop Sign (look to your Right and find the sign that reads Lighthouse Counseling Center) turn Right onto McCutheon Rd. then a quick Left onto Hamilton Village Drive

  • At the end of Hamilton Village Drive turn Right into the Lighthouse Counseling Center parking lot.

From Points South

  • Take I-75 South to Exit 5 for Shallowford Road

  • Turn Right onto Shallowford Road

  • At the second light Turn Right onto Shallowford Village Drive

  • Go all the way to the end of Shallowford Village Drive

  • At the Stop Sign (look to your Right and find the sign that reads Lighthouse Counseling Center) turn Right onto McCutheon Rd. then a quick Left onto Hamilton Village Drive

  • At the end of Hamilton Village Drive turn Right into the Lighthouse Counseling Center parking lot.

Supervision
Dr. Santan is authorized to provide supervision for Tennessee counselor licensure. If you are looking for a quality supervisor and are interested in finding out more about supervision with Dr. Santan please click here to use the contact form or click email@drbrandonsantan.com to use your email client.

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