“Vida” means life in Spanish. At Vida Holistic Therapy we partner with you to promote your mental health at the emotional, physical, and spiritual level to fully live your life. We are committed to addressing your mental health needs.
As the owner of Vida Holistic Therapy, I am excited about integrating my two passions: Clinical Social Work and Traditional Chinese Medicine to create an integrated and effective approach for your mental health. Combining body centered therapies along with talk therapy has shown significant results in mental wellness. The body keeps memories of past traumas even if the mind blocks them. An integrated approach that takes into account your mind, body, and spirit that touches on the different aspects of your being, effectively addresses the root of the ailment. I look forward to working with you.
Rebeca Davila, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and Michigan and has over 20 years of experience in the field of social work with a focus onholistic approaches to well-being. She was also a professor of social work and brings a didactic approach to her practice as she teaches clients how to use TCM principles to heal themselves. She utilizes a holistic approach to healing which combines social work’s strengths perspective and TCM’s philosophy of treating the whole person to bring forth transformation and emotional freedom.
In addition to her extensive social work experience, Rebeca also has a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and has been practicing since 2010. She is a nationally certified Diplomate in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbalism by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and a Licensed Acupuncturist in Michigan.
Additionally, she enjoys urban farming with her husband and son and believes in the importance of having a personal connection to food as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Rebeca is fully bilingual in Spanish and English.
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago, IL
December 2010, M.S. in Traditional Chinese Medicine- Acupuncture & Herbs
Univ of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, Chicago, IL
June 2000, A.M., Concentration in Administration and Policy
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
May 1998, B.A. in Psychology and Latino Studies
Holistic psychotherapies use a bottom up approach because they physiologically reduce stress, anxiety, and address trauma by changing the autonomic nervous system and discharging negative emotions or trauma.
Somatic psycho-therapies help you to relax and heal on a deep level so aspects of you can be accessed via talk therapy.