ABOUT US

Silva Counseling was founded by Bernadette Silva, MA, CRC in 1998.  Bernadette holds a Master’s degree in Counseling from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree from Baruch College.  She has conducted career seminars on resume writing, interviewing skills, career planning and innovative techniques for job hunting.  She consults for private and not- for-profit organizations providing outplacement services to displaced employees.  For the past several years she has been providing life coaching for individuals who are looking to create a balance in all areas of their life.

Her specialty is in working with individuals who are having trouble managing their illness in the workplace or finding a job that’s the “right fit”.  Further, she provides academic counseling for students who are struggling with the demands of being in school and balancing personal life’s demands. Bernadette has also appeared in Psychology Today.

Her approach is cognitive therapy based where clients learn ways to effectively manage the challenges faced daily.  She teaches clients to turn the negative thoughts into positive ones. Clients engage in their own personal growth empowering their ability to embark in new challenges.

Education

New York University Rehabilitation Counseling Program Master’s in Counseling
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor 1998
Baruch College 1995
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

Past Employment Positions

Multiple Sclerosis Society- Consultant
Kessler institute for Rehabilitation Medicine
Director vocational departament
New York Presbyterian Hospital, Payne Whitney Clinic, Intensive Psychiatric Rehabiliation Program
Project Renewal
Special Skills Bilingual Spanish

Bernadette Silva
MA, CRC

Morgan has her  Masters of Counseling from The College of New Jersey.
She has received her degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in
May 2018. She is working toward her Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC)
title. She received her undergraduate degree from York College of
Pennsylvania in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral
Science with a concentration in Psychology and Human Services. She is
experienced working in higher education,  juvenile youth centers and
in addiction counseling facilities.  She is currently working with
Silva Counseling as an Associate Counselor. At Silva Counseling she
works with all ages; primarily children and adolescents. She works
with clients not only with their mental health but their
time-management as well.

Morgan Levine
LAC