Sandra De Silva, Ph.D. Adult and Child Psychologist
Hello and thank you for visiting my website. My name is Sandra De Silva and I am a licensed clinical psychologist with private practice offices near the Santa Monica Promenade and in Topanga Canyon. On this site you will find information about me, my services and therapy in general.
People often come to therapy because they are hoping for some kind of change in their life. If this is the reason for your visit to my website, I commend you for taking this initiative towards that most important goal.
Therapy is a powerful vehicle for making the differences we want in our lives and enabling us to take a proactive stance in creating the life we want. I emphasize the concept of creating our lives as I believe this is a tremendous, empowering gift. People all have distinct ways of thinking, feeling and relating to others. These are tendencies that are often shaped by our personal history that we are sometimes unaware of or assume can’t change. These tendencies are repeated over and over again and become patterns that are so ingrained we sometimes hardly notice them. While some of these patterns are healthy, other patterns may be more destructive in our lives.
Therapy can foster awareness of what our unique patterns of thinking, feeling and relating are. With awareness of our patterns and their effect on our lives, we can begin to actively choose which patterns we want to maintain and cultivate in our lives and which patterns we would rather see fade away. With this new insight, we can gradually set ourselves free of unwanted patterns. This can enable us to not just live our lives, but to continuously choose and create the life we want to live.
Whatever change you are hoping for in your life, I do hope you continue to prioritize and pursue this goal. I am happy to speak with you over the phone, email or in person to see if we might be able to work together towards the change you hope for in your life.