Neurofeedback Specialists to help Train your Brain
Christiana K. Silva, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, PSY21878
Dr. Christiana Silva has a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology awarded by the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. Dr. Silva has attended UCLA and UCSD receiving her B.S. in Psychology. Her doctoral research study investigated dysfluent speech in abused children.
Dr. Silva has a private practice located in the city of Lakeside - SD Psychological Services. Her areas of expertise includes ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and trauma exposure. Dr. Silva has owned and operated her private practice since 2007. She accepts private pay, sliding scale fee, and insurance reimbursement (Tricare, Aetna, Blue Shield PPO) for therapy services at SD Psychological Services.
Dr. Silva has worked at the Center for Autism Research, Evaluation, and Service, for over 14 years. Dr. Silva provided consultation, training, and supervision for behavior modification programs with children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has experience in the following strategies: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Discrete Trial Training (DTT), social stories, TEACCH, peer training, PRT, play therapy, and PECS. Dr. Silva worked with occupational therapists, education consultants, physical therapists, speech therapists as well teachers and administrators. She has worked with children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis ranging from 3 years of age through 55 years.
Dr. Silva has an extensive research background. She has been a research assistant to many well known Psychologists and Medical Doctors and has studied such topics as: effective social skills in high school aged children, high affect vs. low affect PRT, the treatment of Tinnitus with CBT and psychopharmacology, the role of life stress in depression and effects of substance use on personality structures. She has assisted with research at the UCSD autism lab and UCSD/VA hospital.
Dr. Silva has over 9 years of training in clinical experience. She was a psychology intern at Springall Academy where she provided short and long term individual and group psychotherapy to students with learning disabilities and behavior problems. Dr. Silva worked with children with a variety of diagnosis including, ADHD, Depression, Autism, Aspergers, PTSD and learning disabilities.
Dr. Silva also has experience in working with adults. She was a psychology intern at Calworks Stepforward where she provided long term and short term therapy for adults. At Stepforward she conducted parenting and anger management groups and assisted in crisis management and job skills training. Dr. Silva was also a practicum student at ISIS crisis house. She provided short term therapy/crisis management to adults who are experiencing a high level of stress.
Dr. Silva’s personal qualities include a genuine love and passion for her work. She is extremely enthusiastic and shows great dedication to her clients.
Tanya L. Hilber, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist, PSY24479
Dr. Tanya Hilber received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University (AIU), California School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Hilber was awarded her B.A. from Carroll University in Wisconsin for Psychology. Dr. Hilber's doctoral dissertation explored midlife transitions in women of the baby boomer cohort.
Dr. Hilber is an interactive, empathic therapist and works from a combination of a practical psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral orientations. She believes that to be healthy and successful, we need to find a balance in life – a balance within daily life, relationships, physical health, and mental health.
Through support, practical feedback, and guidance on you or your child’s path, you can effectively address life challenges and find balance by becoming aware of perceptions and emotional complexities. A highly personalized approach by Dr. Hilber can help you or your child to understand oneself, build on strengths, find balance, and have good mental health.
Dr. Hilber has several years of experience with children, teens, and adults in the mental health field, including counseling with individuals, couples, teens, children, behavioral consultation, parenting, group therapy, and applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy. She has training in cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic, solution-focused, play therapy, and trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy. Her training includes her work with adolescents and adults at AIU Counseling & Psychological Services Center, Neighborhood Healthcare Behavioral Health, Isis Crisis Center at Community Research Foundation. Dr. Hilber also worked with children and teens on the Autism/Asperger's Spectrum (ASD) at Center for Autism Research & Evaluation (CARES) and Autism Intervention Milwaukee (AIM) providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Pivotal Response Training (PRT), Discreet Trial Training (DTT), parenting workshops, and social skills groups.
Dr. Hilber owns and operates a private practice in Mission Valley area of San Diego - Hilber Psychological Services. Her areas of expertise include children and teens with ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Asperger's/Autism Spectrum, depression, trauma, parenting, and life stressors. Dr. Hilber accepts private pay, Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Magellan, Tricare and Blue Shield for therapy services at Hilber Psychological Services.
Dr. Hilber specializes in working with children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), Anxiety, behavioral problems, anger issues, and parenting. She also works with depression, relationship issues, childhood trauma, childhood abuse, stress management, personal growth, life transitions, children's life stressors, and middle-age transitions for women.
Dr. Hilber believes that people are able to accomplish their goals with the right support and guidance down a mutual path. She personally loves to work with her clients to see them fulfill their goals.
HEATHER GREEN, M.A.
MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST REGISTERED INTERN, IMF96923
Heather Green received her Masters in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University in Santa Barbara and Bachelor of Science from California State University Channel Islands. She is currently a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern under the supervision of Dr. Christiana Silva and Dr. Tanya Hilber at SD Center for Neurofeedback.
Heather has a variety of experience helping different populations. She completed her traineeship hours at The Salvation Army Hospitality House, where she primarily helped adults recovering from homelessness, substance abuse, and trauma. However, her help has reached clients with all types of mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD to name a few. Aside from this, Heather also has experience with residential treatment and various mindfulness techniques. She continues to seek out opportunities to expand and refine her skills and knowledge.
Yves-Michel Fontaine, Ed.D.
Volunteer; Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York LMHC004375-01
Dr. Yves-Michel Fontaine earned his doctorate degree in Health Education, and his masters’ degrees in Counseling Psychology and Organization Psychology respectively at Teacher's College, Columbia University. Dr. Fontaine completed his undergraduate degree in Sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Fontaine is currently a licensed mental health counselor in the state of New York and working towards licensure as a professional clinical counselor in the state of California. Dr. Fontaine is currently supervised by Drs. Christiana Silva and Tanya Hilber.
Dr. Fontaine brings 15 years of clinical experience working in the mental and public health fields with a range of diverse individuals, couples and groups. He is eclectic in his approach and comfortable using a number of different methodologies (e.g., systems oriented, cognitive behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, psycho-educational), and techniques like “mindfulness”, which often help reduce feelings of anxiety and stress. He values a working relationship that is nonjudgmental, safe, trusting, and mutually respectful. Ultimately, he works to create a space where you can feel comfortable enough to bring yourself into the counseling relationship fully, enabling you to do the work that you want to do.
Jacob M. Murdock, M.A
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST REGISTERED INTERN 99642
Jacob received his MA in Counseling and Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. He received his BS from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. He is a pre-doctoral student focusing on children and women. He is currently a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern under the supervision of Drs. Christiana Silva and Tanya Hilber at SD Center for Neurofeedback.
His clinical experience has been in San Diego’s underserved populations experiencing economic poverty, addiction, homelessness, and incarceration. His clinical traineeships were at UCSD charter school Gompers Preparatory Academy, Grades 6-12; New Visions Counseling Center, children and families; Salvation Army Adult Recovery Center, addictions; and SD Center for Counseling ages 2-18 and SD Family Justice Center, domestic violence victims and children. Jacob facilitated self-esteem and self-empowerment groups in San Diego’s men’s and women’s prisons for several years. He also has over twenty-five years of behavioral experience in children with autism and special needs.
Jacob’s life is devoted to service. A victim of severe trauma himself, he meets his clients where they are and with whatever they bring into the therapy session. A trained depth, experiential, and behavioral therapist, he assists clients in finding their inner resources to overcome life’s challenges.
About San Diego Center for Neurofeedback
Neurofeedback Clinicians, Dr. Silva and Dr. Hilber at San Diego Center for Neurofeedback, completed their training with a certificate in Neurofeedback at EEGinfo and EEG Institute. Training consists of didactic and experiential learning based on the Othmer Method. The Othmer Method includes brain training at Infra Low Frequencies and Alpha Theta brain waves using Cygnet and NeuroAmp programs.
San Diego Center for Neurofeedback employs marriage and family therapist (MFT) registered interns and professional clinical counseling (PCC) interns as neurofeedback technicians. Technicians are qualified mental health clinicians with Master's level education and have clinical training and experience with children, teens, and adults. SDCNF technicians are fully trained to provide neurofeedback services. Interns are supervised by Licensed Psychologists and work together as a team to provide the best neurofeedback treatment and experience for you.
San Diego Center for Neurofeedback is In-Network with Blue Shield of CA. Please contact us for detailed information regarding insurance and neurofeedback services.
San Diego Center for Neurofeedback is a Psychological Professional Corporation that follows all laws, regulations, and ethical codes by the California Board of Psychology, American Psychological Association, Board of Behavioral Sciences, and HIPAA.