My Story

Awakened Holistic Health, LLC was created from my own awakening and healing journey that unfolded after ending a toxic relationship in my early 20s. I had completely lost my sense of self and grasp on life, and I was determined not to let it happen again. Frustrated by the lack of guidance and support I received from conventional medical practices, I became my own self-advocate in my healing process.

This led me down the path of books and lectures written by spiritual teachers and mental health professionals who provided a holistic approach to healing mental, emotional, and physical ailments by implementing alternative health modalities.

My sense of self-awareness and introspection on emotional healing and wellness deepened not only in my personal life but also in understanding my clients’ emotions and behaviors. I witnessed the impact of the constant influences from our upbringing, past, and society that make it difficult to separate the thoughts and feelings that have been instilled into us that aren’t our personal truths from those that are and that get in the way of us caring and loving ourselves the way we ideally want to and deserve.

When we change the relationship we have with ourselves; our lives start to transform.

Melina Santos
When we change the relationship we have with ourselves; our lives start to transform. We feel empowered, we feel resilient, and we feel at peace with who we are because we’re not only loving ourselves, but we’re also loving others out of a place of strength, not need.
And that’s what Awakened Holistic Health, LLC is all about.
Melina Santos

About Me

For 10 years, I’ve worked with diverse populations in the Tampa Bay Area, promoting mental health, self-care, and holistic wellness. I am a passionate lover of health, especially mental & emotional wellness, and integrated, alternative holistic modalities to improve your well-being.

I have a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health, Master’s of Public Health in Behavioral Health, & I am a Master’s Certified Addictions Professional and HIV counselor. Currently, I am working towards my Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to become a licensed professional counselor (it’s apparent to me now, I love school WAY too much, although I would never admit it out loud).

Outside of work, I love spending time with my friends, having new & fun experiences, traveling, & spending time outside. I am Dominican-American, which means I am fluent in Espanol and naturally want to move my hips to any music I hear. I am also an absolute foodie, band nerd, and pop-culture geek (you can find me at your locally held trivia night anytime, especially if there is karaoke involved).

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