Sandra De Silva Porter, Ph.D.

Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychologist

Offices in Santa Monica, Calabasas, and Topanga Canyon


Services (click on highlighted tabs for more information):


*  Individual, couples and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults

*  Consultations for treatment planning and recommendations, guidance for accessing mental health services, parenting support and coping with a loved one’s mental illness

*  Diagnostic assessments


Specialty and Qualifications (See Qualifications page for more information):

*  Specialist and Community Educator on early signs of psychosis and mood disorders in youth

*   B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Stanford University and Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (affiliated with Stanford)

*  Psychologist at UCLA Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program and UCLA Center for the Assessment and Prevention of Prodromal States

*  Former collegiate and professional athlete (tennis scholarship to Stanford University)


A Note from Dr. De Silva:

“My objective in therapy is to help clients take strides towards desired change in a time- efficient manner. My approach is warm, active, solution- focused and goal- directed. I not only provide support and a listening ear, but also strategies and recommendations to reach desired change. Together we identify goals and key changes that would enable you to live happier and more effectively. We determine a plan of action to develop the skills and awareness needed to meet your goals and achieve the lifestyle and satisfaction you desire. My work is based in cognitive behavioral therapy, which research consistently highlights as most effective in creating lasting change.

I hope you browse through the following pages to learn more about my work. Please also feel free to call or email so you can get a better sense of who I am and how I work. I would be honored to work with you towards a healthier, happier, more effective life.”


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