My name is Keyla Silva-Byrd and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LMSW). I received my BA in Psychology from Montclair State University and my MSW from New York University. I have been a practicing psychotherapist for over 9 years & in the helping profession for approximately 12 years. I love working with & helping people in all aspects of my life!
Throughout my professional journey I have worked in a residential setting, in various counseling centers, I spent numerous years working with trauma, as well as school based health centers. I have specialized experience working with depression, anxiety, stress, relational & family conflict, abuse, as well as working with teens.
I believe that my experiences have shaped and provided me with a well-rounded skill set that has helped me in my therapeutic practice. I incorporate many modalities & interventions into my practice but tend to operate from a Systems perspective & utilize Structural Family Therapy as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Solution Focused interventions.
Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Blended Family Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LCSW 0904014048
Provides amazing insight and helps guide me through challenges. Very patient and comfortable to talk to.
Written on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Keyla for 7 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
She continues to be a helpful and insightful therapist who understands what questions will lead to possible breakthroughs.
Written on Dec 09, 2021 after therapy with Keyla for 9 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and anger management
Keyla listens to me and provides creative solutions to my problems. Keyla helps me think about my problems in a new way and create a positive outlook on life.
Written on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Keyla for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Keyla is very professional, understanding and reflective.
Written on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Keyla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Great person to confide in, very professional and has many option to deal with the issue at hand
Written on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Keyla for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues