Silvia has been a social worker for over 45 years, having working as a Day Care Consultant in South Dakota before moving to California. She has worked with families and children and with the Crisis team at Ventura Behavioral Health. She has been in private practice in Ventura for more than 25 years. Her experience has been in working with children and families in individual and family therapy. She has also been a court mediator and has conducted many court ordered custody evaluations. She teaches court ordered co-custody education classes.