Sil Machado Ph.D., MA, PhD, Psychologist in Santa Rosa
We all have the potential to lead a fulfilling life. Difficult challenges may keep us from reaching that potential though, and we can find ourselves stuck in repetitive cycles of suffering. I offer individual psychotherapy and neurofeedback with a focus on the alleviation of symptoms through inner transformation. With close attention to the unresolved emotional pain and nervous system dysregulation that drive symptoms, I help clients find resilience within the difficulties they face. I draw from time-tested and evidence-based approaches suited to each client's unique needs.
I have particular expertise in adult psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, LGBTQ issues, loss, overwhelming emotions, and relationship problems. I provide neurofeedback to children, adolescents, and adults for PTSD, OCD, AD/HD, brain injury, addiction, mood disorders, emotional dysregulation, autism spectrum, chronic pain and other psychosomatic issues.
I believe that, when carefully attended to, dark, painful experiences become doorways through which deeper relationship with oneself is possible. I support clients to cultivate self-acceptance while challenging themselves to move toward the changes they seek. Underpinning my work is an enduring belief in the psyche's restorative capacity.
Call or Email Sil Machado Ph.D. for a free phone consultation now - (707) 531-7720

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: Saybrook University
  • Year Graduated: 2011
  • License No. and State: PSY 25053 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Shield of CA
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Kaiser
  • MHN
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Sliding Scale with Supervised Intern
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Sonoma State University/Jungian/Archetypal Psychology
  • Year graduated: 2015
  • Certificate: SPTI/EMDR Training Certificate
  • Certificate Date: 2011

Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Gay

Issues

  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Men's Issues
  • Neurofeedback for Kids, Teens, & Adults
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Sexuality

  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age

  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Categories

  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • AEDP
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Depth Oriented
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • HPN Neurofeedback
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Neurofeedback
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sand Play
  • Trauma Focused

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Group
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017
Sil Machado Ph.D., MA, PhD, Psychologist in Santa Rosa

Sil Machado Ph.D.

Psychologist, MA, PhD