Stephen R. Silva, LISW-S, LICDC, is independently licensed as a social worker and chemical dependency counselor. He has 45 years of experience in the areas of alcoholism-chemical dependency and mental health, including clinical and administrative positions. Steve works with children, adolescents and adults providing a range of services that include individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy.
He has had extensive and varied clinical experiences, and has worked at many of the regional treatment centers including the Lakeland Institute, Serenity Hall St. John West Shore Hospital, Glenbeigh, The LCADA Way, and Y-Haven. He also established his own state-certified Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (IOP) for chemical dependency, and has provided services through employee assistance programs.
Silva obtained his BA degree from the University of Notre Dame 1974. He received his MSSA graduate degree in 1989 from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS) at Case Western Reserve University. He completed a two-year postgraduate training at the Ohio Institute for Addiction Studies and subsequently served as an instructor there. Silva also received postgraduate training at the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center, where he completed psychoanalytic psychotherapy programs for adults and for children/adolescents. Currently, he is an advanced candidate in training as a Child Psychoanalyst at the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center and Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development.