Patience B. Silva, LCSW
I was raised in a traditional Catholic family with very loving parents and 7 siblings. However, I strayed away from my faith when I was a teenager and I learned quickly how much a person can lose. Through God’s mercy I found my way back to the Catholic church in 2008. During this process I fell in love with St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. The profound experience has shaped my approach to therapy and deepened my desire to counsel those who need healing.
I have a passion for working with couples and those seeking to integrate their Catholic faith into the healing process. However, I am trained in traditional counseling methods and recognize that we are all at different places on our faith journey. That said, I am able to meet clients where they are at and can successfully work with those of all faith backgrounds and belief systems.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker #98940
Masters in Social Work, CSU Stanislaus
B.S. Mental Health and Human Services, Minor: Psychology, Franciscan University of Steubenville
Training and Experience:
Individuals and couples (children, teens, adults); Christian marriage; Theology of the Body; trauma and crisis; 12 step recovery, alcoholism, addictions; self-esteem issues; OCD/anxiety; depression; sexual disorders; personality disorders; Autism, ADHD; Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) & Trauma Focused CBT; Narrative Therapy; Solution Focused Therapy; Strength Based Approach; Client Centered; EMDR Trained