Silvana Padmanabhan


About Me

Hello! Welcome to the Better Help Community! My name is Silvana Padmanabhan. I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas with over 17 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I also a bilingual therapist (Spanish). I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, communication difficulties, family of origin issues, and life transitions. I have also worked with the veteran population and am very familiar with veterans' issues.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, solution focused, and motivational enhancement therapies. I am also trained on cognitive processing therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Co-morbidity , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #37602 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Written by B.R. on Feb 08, 2021 after counseling with Silvana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I have only met with Silvana three times now, but she's made me feel validated and supported with every session. This is my first time trying therapy and she's made the process much easier with her welcoming presence and great listening skills. I really feel like she understands what I'm truly trying to say behind my jumble of words.

Written by K.R. on Feb 03, 2021 after counseling with Silvana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

So far, Silvana has been a joy to connect with. She is very patient (I talk a mile a minute) and she always pauses me (politely) to reflect on a point I would have bulldozed through. I would like to continue working with her. She is a busy mom like me and I appreciate being able to talk through my anxieties.