Hola, you can call me Silvia.

I am a Psychotherapist who enjoys traveling, dancing, nature, art, and being with my son and my dog. 

I was born and raised in Mexico. I have been living in Chicago for the past 20+ years and now call it home (yes, I am used to the cold by now).

I am a person who is generally happy, friendly, and respectful of others.

I highly enjoy my profession and live life to the fullest.

Love is my religion.

I like to talk, read, and learn about meditation and spirituality.

I am fascinated by psychology and learning.

It is an art and a science.

I have 12 years of experience as a psychotherapist.

Every year I procure at least 180-200 hours of advanced training in different areas of psychology, psychotherapy, or professional development as required by my IL professional license.

I am fortunate to have been sought to contribute as an expert by Univisión, Telemundo, and La Ley Radio (Spanish TV and Radio) for local and national news. 

About   Me

Univision "Despierta Con Zoe"
Hoy "Celebra Mujer"
Univision con Zoe Torres
Univision
Univision "Despierta con Zoe"
Chicago Latino TV- Gladys DeLaMora
LA LEY 107.9 "El Terrible"
Raul González y Angélica Vale
Univision "Despierta Con Zoe"
Hoy "Celebra Mujer"
Univision con Zoe Torres
Univision
Univision "Despierta con Zoe"
Chicago Latino TV- Gladys DeLaMora
LA LEY 107.9 "El Terrible"
Raul González y Angélica Vale

Education

Northeastern Illinois University

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Major in Psychology

Honors Graduate

McNair Scholar

Northwestern University

Masters of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology

Specialization in Child and Adolescent Development

The Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute

Advanced Training: Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Level 1 Training

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois 

IL #180.008964

Professional Development

Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals

2-Day Distance Therapy Training

Certificate of Successful Completion

March 2020 

 

 

"The Art of Public Speaking" Certification

by Dr. Cesar Lozano

April 2019

Neuroscience & Yoga in the Treatment of Complex, Developmental, and Repeated Trauma

Program Certificate

June 2017

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Silvia Avila

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor 

IL #180.008964

Bridgeport Art Center

1200 W. 35th Street

Chicago, IL 60609

silvia@silviaavila.com

​Tel: 773-850-7366