My name is Ivanilda Silva and I am the CEO and Clinical Director at I.N.V.A.L.I.A. Holistic Center (IHC). I am passionate about the arts, specifically, dancing and writing poems. I am currently on a journey of discovering and experiencing healing dances, such as Dance Meditation and Biodanza.
Our plan of action at I.N.V.A.L.I.A. Holistic Center, LLC (IHC) is to create a center where individuals are provided with quality, effective, and powerful tools to assist them towards a more balanced and holistic version of themselves. This will be accomplished through diverse methods that are crafted based on one's experiences/paths.
I earned my Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology with a minor in Sociology at Cameron University from Lawton, Oklahoma (2005), and my Master's of Social Work (M.S.W.) from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma (2008). I earned my License in Clinical Social Work (L.C.S.W.-OK) in March of 2014 in the state of Oklahoma. I am a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader (CLYL-OK) since May 2015. I graduated from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts (2017) with a Master's of Art in Expressive Therapies: Dance/Movement Therapy with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling; One year (2018) later, I was certified as a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (R-DMT-MA). In 2018, I earned my Licensed Independent Clinical Social Work (L.I.C.S.W-MA) in the state of Massachusetts.
I have about two (2006-2008) years of working in an inpatient adult psychiatric unit where I was a Mental Health Technician and a Triage Specialist II. I guided adults, challenged with PTSD, learning challenges, and life transitions, in an outpatient counseling setting (2016). I facilitated a couple's workshop (2016) called "The Art of a Positive Relationship" as part of a community initiative. I also facilitated a parent's support group titled, "Parents Helping Parents" (PHP) at a non-profit community center (2017-18).
Breathe Love Laugh Dance (BLLD)
Ivanilda Silva, LCSW, CLYL, R-DMT, LICSW
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Forgiveness , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Love , Sexuality , Women's Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LICSW #000121715 (Expires: 2021-03-14)
Ivanilda has no judgements or biases. She is 100% focused on finding the best solutions for you to reach the goals you set. She has been a wonderful guide and I appreciate the time she had taken to write concise yet well detailed responses as well as the time she makes for check ins.
Ivanilda is compassionate, intelligent and curious. She is certainly one of the most engaging and vibrant individuals I have met!
Ivanilda is great. She was able to jump right in and start addressing my issues on the first call. I think we’re a great match.
I just started using betterhelp after two years of looking for a good therapist. I have been using it for about 2 weeks now and I think I have definitely made some good progress in self care and working on my mental health. You feel better when you have someone who you can look to for help that is not your best friend or a family member.
Life changing. Thank you.
Ivanilda is amazing and helped me so much with my obsessive thoughts and regrets about the past. She is very warm and comforting.
Ivanilda is very responsive to my messages and easy to talk to. She validates all of my concerns and gives me tools and skills to practice, and has made a big impact on my anxiety levels. I would definitely recommend her.
Ivanilda is my favorite therapist I've ever had. She works with me and truly listens when I need to talk about my feelings and issues. She's a great guide, mentor, and spiritual guru. I connect with her on a very deep level and I'm so happy that I chose her for these different life moments.
Ivanilda Silva is great! She listens to me and always responds. When my schedule gets too crazy to hop online she always checks in on me, it shows she really truly cares.
Ivanilda is a great counselor and works with your time needs. She is kind, friendly, and understanding while still pushing you to figure out what is bothering you and methods to treat those bothers.
Ivanilda is very encouraging and caring. From our first conversation, she was warm and understanding. She reminds me to accept myself and gives me tools to make progress.
I appreciate Ivanilda's perspective and motivation.
Ivanilda is very caring and you can feel she does what she does for others with love.
Since I've had the opportunity to meet Ivanilda, I've found her profoundly kind and thoughtful. I think that she is a wonderful counselor with a kind heart and an open mind. I'm very thankful to work with her.
Ivanilda is great. She allows me to get through things at my own pace and works with me to better understand myself while offering excellent observations and advice.
Because of Betterhelp.com, I was paired with the best therapist who empowered me and encouraged me to be my authentic self. Ivanilda Silva gave me confidence to trust and love who I am. She found a way to use my strengths as teaching tools. She is always concerned about my needs and my progress toward my goals. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for a therapist with a true knowledge and love for her career. I am gaining so much more than I expected and I have never felt better!
Ivanilda has been a big help to me right from the start. She is encouraging, kind and guides you along the path you are on to get, to get you where you want to go. I am very appreciative of all of her understanding and insight.