Dr. Kimberley Da Silva, R.Psych.
Dr. Kimberley Da Silva a is a Registered Psychologist, who works primarily with children and adolescents. The main focus of her clinical practice is providing psychological treatment to children, adolescents, and their parents to teach healthy and effective coping skills and enhance family functioning.
Dr. Da Silva has a range of clinical experience in individual and group therapy, including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), social-skills training, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). She has co-led groups for children and adolescents with anxiety and social skills difficulties. More recently she completed extensive training in OCD treatment through the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). She specializes in treating social, behavioural and emotional issues in children and teens including: depression, selective mutism, anxiety disorders such as separation anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, social anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. In addition, Dr. Da Silva works with adolescents struggling with self-harm behavior (e.g. cutting) and low self-esteem, as well as teens who are having a hard time managing school-related stress. Dr. Da Silva also has experience working with parents on issues including family conflict, behavioural concerns, and adjustment to illness, separation and divorce.
Dr. Da Silva dedicates part of her practice to providing psycho-educational assessments for developmental, behavioural, and learning concerns (e.g., ADHD, learning disabilities, giftedness). This includes cognitive and academic testing, as well as a written report that can be used to advocate for accommodations and support within the school setting. Dr. Da Silva also conducts assessments for young adults transitioning to university/college settings.
Dr. Da Silva completed her Ph.D. at Simon Fraser University and her clinical internship at BC Children’s Hospital. In addition to her practice at NSSAC, she currently works part-time at the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre, where she is part of a multi-disciplinary team conducting psychological assessments with at-risk youth from all over the province.