Silvia Sandoval, M.S.W., Ph.D. '15

Adjunct Associate Professor | Practicum Faculty Adviser
Silvia Sandoval

M.S.W., National School of Social Service at Catholic University of America
Ph.D., Smith College School for Social Work


Silvia Sandoval has been practicing clinical social work professionally for the last 23 years. Her professional experience consists of working in the non-profit sector, in private practice, teaching and consulting. As a clinician, her focus is on serving members of BIPOC communities including immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and unhoused individuals who are non-English speakers and who might be struggling with mental illness and substance use disorders. Recently in her career, Sandoval was the senior clinician and director of mental health programs at Lyon-Martin Community Health Services and the Mission Neighborhood Health Center, both in San Francisco, CA. Currently, at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, her work is focused on providing psychotherapy in the TransLife, Latinx and Aging Services programs, both in individual and in group modalities.

Sandoval earned her M.S.W. from the National Catholic School of Social Service at the Catholic University of America and her Ph.D. from the Smith College School for Social Work, where she is an adjunct assistant professor in the M.S.W. program and a PFA (practicum field adviser).

Sandoval has maintained a private practice since 2011 providing individual and joint psychotherapy, consultation, and supervision. As a clinical supervisor, Sandoval works with pre- and licensed clinicians working in large systems and private practice.