|Rebecca Brabo Silva, MA, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington and have worked
in the area of psychology/social services since 1994. I attended the University of
California, Santa Cruz where I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. During
my studies I worked closely with the Developmental Psychology laboratory, completing
research for a paper submitted to the American Psychological Society by Harriett
Tenenbaum entitled Mexican-American parents’ cognitive demand of their preschool
child: Gender & parent attitudes. I also contributed to a research project observing
children called The Children's Museum Study.
I studied in Costa Rica for a year, attending La Universidad de Costa Rica, where I
learned about Latino culture and became fluent in Spanish. I spent my time studying
psychology along side Costa Rican students, increasing my awareness of cross-cultural
perspectives in psychology as well as in society.
I subsequently worked as a Teacher's Aid where I helped other students study and
understand psychology. Upon completion of my Bachelor's degree, I presented my own
research paper entitled The Social Construction of Chicano Youth Gangs at the 68th
Annual Meeting of The Pacific Sociological Association.
I have worked at local social service and mental health agencies aiding families with
financial planning, working with children in the prevention of substance abuse, giving
care to adolescents in residential treatment centers, and doing therapy. I received a
Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling from Seattle University after
completing a clinical internship at Seattle Mental Health, where I continued to work for
the following three years. I currently practice in lower Queen Anne, Seattle.