Angel Valdes, LCSW
Angel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who recently joined the counseling and administrative team at OPABy joining our team at Orlando Psychiatric Associates, Inc., Angel brings with him years of experience in trauma-informed services, foster care management, as well as a specialization in couples and family counseling. Angel is working diligently to expand services, programs, and the partnerships OPA maintains with the community at large so that we provide more comprehensive services to those in need of assistance. As a professional, Angel has been described as a knowledgeable, trusted and caring clinician with a big heart. His professional career has taken him from being a counselor, a mentor, a foster parent to writing a book for children in foster care. Always looking to improve his clinical performance, Angel is excited to bring his expertise to our practice!
Silvana is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field both as a Clinician and as a Lead Therapist in Central Florida. She offers a compassionate, supportive, and non-judgmental therapeutic atmosphere that empowers her clients to make positive changes. Silvana provides genuine care that is observed in her pleasant and welcoming interactions with her clients as she has a keen way of easily building rapport with them. Silvana is an Honors in the Major (HIM) graduate from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor in Psychology. She also graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. She has worked in inpatient, outpatient, and in-home settings as a Masters-level Clinician with individuals of all ages including: children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Silvana is familiar with a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and levels of care including chronic mental illness, substance abuse, and homelessness.