Dr. De Silva' s Qualifications



Education:

  • Stanford University: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Psychology
  • Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (affiliated with Stanford): Masters and Doctoral Degrees (M.A., Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology
  • Formal Internship Training at Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York

 

Current Roles:


Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice (since 2006):

  • Individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults 
  • Couples and family therapy
  • Consultations for treatment planning and recommendations, guidance for accessing mental health services, parenting support and coping with a loved one’s mental illness

 

Past Roles:


  • Outreach Director at UCLA Center for the Assessment and Prevention of Prodromal States and UCLA Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program: Speaker, Community Educator, Supervisor; CAPPS treats youth at risk for psychosis and CHAMP specializes in pediatric bipolar disorder
  • Treatment Co-Director at UCLA Center for the Assessment and Prevention of Prodromal States: provided preventative mental health services for at risk youth and families and supervised doctoral students on clinical work. Helped create treatment manuals for family therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy with at risk youth.
  • Board of Directors at Step Up on Second in Santa Monica
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Individual, Couples, Group and Family Therapist and Assessor at Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx, NY
  • Neuropsychological Assessment Consultant at Harlem AIDS United Community Center
  • Individual, Couples, Group and Family Therapist at Metropolitan Center for Mental Health in NY
  • Individual and Group Therapist and Assessor for Veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse at San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Individual, Couples, Group and Family Therapist for Physically and Sexually Abused Youth and Adults at Family Service Agency