Christina Silva-Anderson is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern, IMH20973. Employed by Cerebral. Supervised by Cynthia Burman, LMHC.
Christy is Cuban-American (first generation born in the United States) Florida native with deep roots in her local community. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Substance Abuse treatment, graduated Summa Cum Laude (which translates in Latin to "with the highest distinction"), and earned her Master’s Degree from Capella University in Mental Health Counseling. Christy is currently a doctoral candidate (PsyD) for Capella University’s Doctorate in Psychology program.
In her role throughout her internship, she built a caseload of individual clients both private and community-based and facilitated Substance Abuse therapy groups and Psychosocial Rehabilitation groups for elderly clients adjusting to life changes and grief. Christy generally works from a Person-Centered modality. She has worked with clients as young as three years old in community health settings and has a strong experience in marriage and family therapy, aside from her recovery background. Christy has experience in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention, Motivational Interviewing, LGBTQIA+ Issues, Transgender Affirming Health care, Art and Play Therapy Techniques, and Parent Management/Child-Parent Relationship Therapy. She believes in building a trusting relationship that leads to the empowerment and growth of the client.
Christy is passionate about multicultural consideration and cultural sensitivity in therapy care. In Christy's free time, she practices Zen and Vipassana. Meditation and has been a Martial Artist for the past six years. She also loves traveling with her husband, finding new local food spots, and spending time with their two cats.
The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination. Carl Rogers