Holistic Psychotherapist, LICSW, SEP
Santa Molina is a bilingual and bicultural native of the Dominican Republic, raised in New York City. Certified as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Massage Therapist, Integral Yoga Teacher (Hatha and Meditation), and Reiki Master, Santa has been working with and on women’s issues since the late 1980’s. In her role As Director of Counseling and Advocacy, Santa first met Sara at the DC Rape Crisis Center (DCRCC). They were introduced to each other when one of the volunteer coordinators hired Sara as a self-defense instructor for the volunteers of the DCRCC. Santa and Sara connected immediately, and they have been working together ever since coordinating self-defense and healing classes for the clients and staff of the DCRCC.
Santa is ordained as an Interfaith Minister from the New Seminary in New York and obtained a graduate degree from Hunter College School of Social Work in New York City in 1990. Initially, Santa’s pursuit and interest in exploring different healing modalities stemmed from her seeking personal healing and wellness. Despite her history of trauma, she was fortunate enough to have a spirit that led her to systems that encourage body, mind and spiritual healing. Forty years later, Santa knows that she has been preparing for a life dedicated to serving survivors of trauma.
While traditional “talk therapies” are important, Santa’s experience has made her realize that holistic healing opportunities that incorporate body, mind and spirit approaches are truly life transforming. Because trauma is held in the body and affects the entire being, Santa has developed an eclectic approach to addressing the needs of trauma survivors that includes trauma-informed Gestalt Therapy, Psychodynamic Approaches, Inner Child Honoring, Ego Supportive and Cognitive therapies, Somatic Approaches, and Yoga-Meditation approaches.
Santa offers a way of healing that is dedicated to addressing the effects of trauma at its core -including the nervous system, the muscular-cellular level, and the Spirit. Her approach is based on the belief that we all have the innate ability to return to our true self and “Be Whole”.
Santa teaches a monthly Self Healing class at Luminous Warrior. Every Friday, she also sees individuals for private appointments. Contact Santa directly to schedule your private appointment. Call 202.393.1330 ext. 2.