Caretia Silva

Caretia Silva (she/her/hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


My name is Caretia (KA-ree-sha) (she/her) and I am an LCSW in Portland, Oregon and an LICSW in Washington.

Client Status

accepting clients



333 NE Russell St

Portland, 97211

At a Glance


Rate: $135-$160

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2002

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

Let's connect if you are you curious about what makes you tick, have found yourself in a phase of life that is difficult, confusing, challenging or scary, live with anxiety, identify as neurodivergent or hoping to heal from trauma or generational trauma. I strive to be a caring and supportive therapist who will navigate the work and journey with you. I aim to meet people where they are. Together, we will identify your goals, craft a plan and check in regularly about the process and progress.

What I Specialize In

I am a certified Somatic Experiencing Practioner (SEP). I have been trained psychodynamically, and in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS), Psychodynamic Approach and Whole Brain Child, ARISE intervention model and Motivational Interviewing. I specialize in childhood development, anxiety, neurodiversity, trauma focused and trauma informed care. I have advanced training in working with first responders and armed forces members and their families. I aim to practice with humility, inclusivity and welcome and encourage ongoing feedback.

My Values as a Therapist

I have been a therapist for over 20 years and, all these years later, I still enjoy being a therapist and supporting people in their journey. I have supported folks through exploring their self-identities, healing from trauma, working through anxiety, depression, grief, loss, life stages and building connections within their communities. I value transparency, humor, humility, integrity, honesty and mutual respect. I maintain a schedule that allows for flexible scheduling and regularly scheduled appointments with my clients. I believe in healing and ultimately, I believe people find their way through even the most difficult, dark times in their lives when they have support. We all need fresh perspective and guidance from time-to-time and therapy is a great way to show up and grow.

Issues I Treat


  • Anxiety External link

    I have extensive training in working with anxiety in all ages.

  • PTSD External link

    My background in somatic experiencing and ongoing training has equipped me with many tools and practices that aid in working and healing trauma. I also have advanced training working with first responders and members of armed forces.

  • Autism External link

    I have had years of experience working with neurodiverse clients and I welcome you to reach out.

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