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Silvana Padmanabhan, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Depression Coping with life changes
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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!

Professional experience

17yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Abandonment, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues

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

License information

TX LCSW 37602


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Silvana Padmanabhan. 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.

I was hesitant starting therapy but Silvana truly made me feel heard and seen.

Written on Mar 11, 2021 after therapy with Silvana for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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 on Feb 08, 2021 after therapy with Silvana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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.

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