About Us

We are a mental health clinic with many services.

At Sol Vida Counseling, LLC we offer individual counseling, couple’s, family, online therapy and clinical evaluations for immigration reports.

With a variety of approaches/theories:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT),
  • Integrative Psychoanalysis,
  • Trauma-Focused therapy,
  • Family Constellation
  • Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Clinicians are offered weekly supervision with a humanistic approach and a focus on the therapeutic process to treat the following: anxiety, depression, personality disorders, self-injurious behaviors, etc.

Services offered in English, Portuguese and Spanish

Sol Vida Counseling (908) 328-6886
Sol Vida Counseling (908) 328-6886

Viviane Wilkens

Licensed psychotherapist since July 2012 Volunteer for Mantena Global Care since Aug. 2008. Founded Sol Vida Counseling, LLC in Oct. 2014. A mental health clinic with a contract with the Children System of Care.

Approved Clinical Supervisor, Trained in Children and Family Systems, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Family Constellation, Trauma-Focused CBT, Positive Psychology, Domestic Violence, IMAGO Couple’s therapy

Sol Vida Counseling (908) 328-6886
Robert Emerick

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Approved Clinical Supervisor

NJ License: 44SC00384500

Sol Vida Counseling (908) 328-6886
Vanessa Da Silveira MA., LAMFT

License Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Specialized in working with Families, adolescents and children.
Speaks: Portuguese, Spanish & English Training in Systemic Family Therapy. DBT® Skill with Marsha Linehan.

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Amanda Ferrari

MS, CRC, LAC Licensed Associate Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Completed her bachelors degree in Psychology in Brazil, and her Masters Degree in Mental Health Rehabilitation and Counseling at Rutgers. With an extensive fieldwork experience in mental health and counseling she has assisted individuals of all ages achieve their goals for over 10 years.

Speaks: Portuguese, Spanish & English
Training in Systemic Family Therapy. DBT® Skill with Marsha Linehan.

Dr. Orlando Garcia

We consult with NY-based psychiatrist Dr. Orlando Garcia.

Speaks: Spanish, English & Portuguese

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Patricia Brown

Psychotherapist with 19 years of experience in Brazil. Postgraduate degree in Art Therapy and Psychoanalysis.
Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rutgers University. Attending a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology.
Experienced in working with children, adolescents, and families. Speaks Portuguese, English, and Spanish.

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Paula Patlewicz

Graduated in psychology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais/Brazil. Clinical Specialization in Child Psychology. Master in Mental Health from Rutgers.

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Gillvana Souza

Master’s degree in clinical social work at Rutgers University New Jersey. Mental health therapy practice for families, individuals, youth, teenagers, and young adults. Certified with a variety of courses with Children’s system of Care (CSOC) of New Jersey’s families and youth. Including Cultural Competence, Nurture Heart Approach, and many other certifications.

Speaks:Trilingual: Portuguese, English, and Spanish.

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Nathalia Alcantara

Bachelor’s in Psychology from Hunter College. Attending Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the William Patterson University
Behavioral Assistant since 2021.

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Iodete Silva

Graduated in Psychology, Bachelor and Associate from the Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás, Brazil (1978-1985). Training in Psychodrama by the Goiana Psychodrama Society (SOGEP1985-1989), working in the area of clinical psychology in the United States since 2015. Currently studying Body Analysis at O Corpo Explica (OCE), Transformational Hypnosis at Instituto Romanni, studying TCC with Fernanda Landeiro and CSOC-Training and Technical Assistance Program for Behavioral Assistant at Rutgers University.

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Behavior Assistant

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Silvia Sales

Behavior Assistant for the Children Systen of Care (CSOC) through Sol Vida Counseling.
Adm. Assistant at Sol Vida Counseling, LLC & Home Health Aid Certified.

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Tiffany De Oliveira

Adm Assistent
Sol Vida Counseling Secretary since July, 2023.

Speaks: Portuguese & English.