Rebecca Brabo Silva, MA, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
philosophy

I will encourage and challenge you to discover your own truths in
an accepting environment. I am a genuine, honest witness with whom to
access your own power and find solutions to problems. Therapy can be
a life-altering process that leaves you happier and able to live more fully.

Approach
My therapeutic approach stems from Person-Centered therapy which uses the
relationship between the therapist and client as its main point of influence.  As a
member of the Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study, I have an interest in
psychoanalytic thought as a guide to attaining deeper meaning in relationships and life.

Ethical Considerations
Ethical guidelines are an important part of the therapeutic relationship. I consider
anything that acts in contrary to the health and well being of my clients to be unethical,
and act accordingly to rectify the situation.  In addition, should a client require services
which are not offered by my office, I will work with this client to assess their needs and
provide referrals for another clinician.

Confidentiality
Under most circumstances our sessions are completely confidential.  There are some
circumstances however, in which I am required by law to report information about
sessions.  These circumstances include: if a client is threatening bodily harm to
him/herself or to someone else, or if there is suspected child or elder abuse, or abuse of
the disabled.  If my records are subpoenaed, then I am required to provide them.  In
addition, I regularly review my work with a psychotherapy consultant and occasionally
with a professional consultation group.  If and when it is necessary to consult with these
individuals regarding a client's work I will make every effort to protect the client's
anonymity.

Rebecca Brabo Silva, MA, LMHC
Psychotherapist in Seattle