IVANILDA SILVA

(LICSW, R-DMT, CLYL)

About Me

Greetings Beloved

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's 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 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).

With Gratitude,
Breathe Love Laugh Dance (BLLD)
Ivanilda Silva, LCSW, CLYL, R-DMT, LICSW


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #000121715 (Expires: 2020-03-31)


Reviews

Written by D.O. on Jul 08, 2019 after counseling with IVANILDA for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

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.

Written by M.A. on May 18, 2019 after counseling with IVANILDA for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by A.N. on Apr 30, 2019 after counseling with IVANILDA for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Ivanilda is very compassionate and non-threatening. I have a fear of humans and she does not challenge or demand from me. That is very important.

Written by Z.O. on Jan 27, 2019 after counseling with IVANILDA for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

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.

Written by K.I. on Jul 13, 2018 after counseling with IVANILDA for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

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.

Written by R.A on Nov 16, 2016 after counseling with IVANILDA for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

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.

Written by J.E on Apr 04, 2016 after counseling with IVANILDA for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting, career, and depression

Ivanilda is very caring and you can feel she does what she does for others with love.

Written by A.L on Sep 18, 2015 after counseling with IVANILDA for 3 weeks

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.

Written by L.E on Sep 13, 2015 after counseling with IVANILDA for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping, self esteem, and depression

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.

Written by M.A on Sep 02, 2015 after counseling with IVANILDA for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

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!

Written by R.A on Sep 02, 2015 after counseling with IVANILDA for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

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.