Sandra De Silva, PhD, Psychologist in Santa Monica
My approach in therapy is warm, active, goal- directed and solution focused. In addition to offering support and a listening ear, I also provide strategies and recommendations to reach desired change in a time efficient manner. Together we identify goals and key changes that would enable you to live happier and more effectively. We determine a plan of action to develop the skills and awareness needed to achieve the lifestyle and satisfaction you desire. My work is mainly based in cognitive behavioral therapy, which research highlights as most effective in creating lasting change. I also implement tools from mindfulness and mindfulness- based cognitive therapy.
Services: * Individual therapy for adolescents and adults * Couples therapy *Family therapy *Consultations for treatment planning and recommendations. *Parenting support and coping with a loved one's mental illness * Typical treatment areas: depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship struggles, life skills for youth, professional and personal growth, and sports psychology
Specialties and Qualifications: * B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Stanford University and Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (affiliated with Stanford) * Consultant at UCLA CAPPS * Former collegiate and professional athlete * Specialist and Community Educator on early signs of psychosis and mood disorders in youth
Call or Email Sandra De Silva for a free phone consultation now - (310) 425-5381


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Stanford Univ., Pacific Graduate School of Psych
  • License No. and State: PSY 20930 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Provides bill for reimbursement
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis


  • Child or Adolescent
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Personal Growth
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016
Sandra De Silva, PhD, Psychologist in Santa Monica

Sandra De Silva

Psychologist, PhD