Santana Mercedes

Mercedes Santana, PhD


Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“I am committed to providing culturally sensitive and trauma-centered care. My collaborative style of care involves directing patients to information, skills, and resources that can improve their lives.”

Clinical Expertise

Mercedes is a Counseling Psychologist who specializes in complex trauma, self-care, and vocational psychology. She completed a Ph.D. in counseling psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has worked in many urban Midwest contexts and has extensive experience serving individuals of the Global Majority. Dr. Santana is a member of the psychology training team and envisions training in a radical healing space.


  • Santana, M. C., & Fouad, N. A. (2017). Development and validation of a Self-Care Behavior Inventory. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 11(3), 140–145.
  • Fouad, N. A., Santana, M. C. (2017). SCCT and Underrepresented Populations in STEM Fields: Moving the Needle. Journal of Career Assessment, 25(1), 24-39.
  • Fouad, N. A., Santana, M., & Ghosh, A. (2017). Empirical influence of the multicultural guidelines: A brief report. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 23(4), 583–587.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association


“Outside of work, I enjoy time in the community, with nature, and learning.”