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Ivanilda Silva, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

Greetings Beloved

My name is Ivanilda Silva {Eva-Nilda} and I am the CEO and Creative Wellness 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 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 harmonious 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 (2014-18) in the state of Oklahoma. I am a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader (CLYL-OK) since May of 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 two years (2006-2008) of experience 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). I have been a Teladoc/BetterHelp contract labor provider since 2015.

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

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Money and financial issues, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Self-love, Sexuality, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), 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

Services offered

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License information

MA LICSW 121715


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ivanilda Silva. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Her way definitely helps my anxiety went from moderate to mild after a few months with her and putting in the work. Despite the fact that I've been through a series of unfortunate events during that time.

Written on Sep 07, 2023 after therapy with Ivanilda for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and anger management

I have LOVED having Ivanilda as my therapist. She always listens to what I have going on at the time. Ivanilda has a gentle and caring approach to handling others emotions. I would highly recommend her expertise.

Written on May 19, 2023 after therapy with Ivanilda for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

The past couple years of weekly chats with Ivanilda have given me a new outlook on life! She is always available and provided valuable input, perspective and advice on everything I brought up. She doesn't force anything on you, but will take a deep dive on anything if you show interest. Not a negative thing to say!

Written on Mar 01, 2023 after therapy with Ivanilda for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, and career difficulties

Very helpful

Written on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with Ivanilda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

This is my first therapy experience and there is truly nothing I’d change. Everything I’ve been offered in terms of therapy has been very helpful in essentially transforming my life. I feel a lot more at peace, but even if the discomfort of smaller or larger things, I feel supported.

Written on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Ivanilda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Ivanilda is someone who I knew I was going to click with right away. She is an amazing listener and she really knows what she’s doing. I feel very heard and supported during all our sessions and chats so far.

Written on May 29, 2022 after therapy with Ivanilda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes