OPA believes that mental health care is a privilege and a right. Anyone who needs counseling should have it. Mental health counseling helps all people struggling through any type of difficulty. With the assistance of a supporting Therapist, many individuals receive invaluable help through the process of psychotherapy. It often only takes a caring/sensitive person (not directly related to the individual) to provide fresh opinions and objective/informed feedback. From teens struggling with self-image issues, to those with anger management issues, to those who have recurring thoughts of depression, mental health counseling employs psychotherapy and other interventions to help and treat individuals from all age groups. OPA has a solid counseling program ready to assist you in your journey. Please feel free to reach out to us
Silvana Huayamares, MS, RMHCI, Lead Therapist, Office Manager (Kissimmee)
Silvana Huayamares is a Bilingual Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern with 12 years of experience in the mental health field 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 to build rapport easily with them. Silvana is an Honors in the Major (HIM) graduate from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor degree 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 the chronic mentally ill and homeless.
Silvana implements Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Play Therapy techniques, and Faith-Based practices tailored to the needs of her clients. Silvana is an active volunteer at her home church where she has advocated for the mentally ill. In her leadership roles, Silvana has earned high recognition for implementing new tools for the Interviewing and Assessing of clients, improvement of Patient/Clinician therapeutic rapport, enriching Staff relations and morale, and enhancing office atmosphere and appearance. Some of Silvana’s roles included: Unit Discharge Planner, Inpatient/Outpatient Therapist, Lead Therapist of a grant-funded program, and Field Representative Coordinator. Her Holistic therapeutic approach sets her apart as a Clinician who genuinely takes into consideration all areas of her clients’ lives including their medical, mental, emotional, spiritual, behavioral, and social lifestyles.