Grace Silvia

Social Worker

Deeply Respectful. Gentle & Empowering. Core Transformation. I will support you in developing curiosity, compassion and mindfulness in the exploration of your inner and outer worlds. All of you is welcome--heart, body, mind, soul. My practice is client-centered, anti-oppressive and strengths-based.

Services

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy

My Approach

I help you become allies with your unconscious by supporting you to listen to, have compassion for and honor what your symptoms and problems are trying to tell you. I will help you find the gifts in your challenges and bring the exiled parts of yourself home. This work is creative, sacred and can have surprising ease. There is never forcing an agenda or pace, or pushing past "no." Our deepest selves want to grow and heal--we just need to re-learn how to follow that impulse.

My Background

I support people healing through grief; depression; hearing voices; anxiety; mania/spiritual emergency; childhood sexual abuse; acute and chronic experiences of oppression; historical trauma; activist burnout; compulsive eating; and people wanting to reduce or stop taking psychiatric medications. Special sensitivity to Jewish, women's and LGBTTSQQ (Lesbian/ Gay/ Bisexual/ Trans/ Two Spirit/ Queer/ Questioning) identity and oppression. I trained 2-1/2 years through the Hakomi Institute in body-centered, experiential, mindfulness-based psychotherapy. Eduardo Duran's work inspires me--he's a Native American psychologist who validates historical trauma and spiritual healing. My work is also informed by having experienced deep depression through which I was able to find profound meaning.

All Treatment Orientations I Use

Specialties
  • Hakomi
  • Feminist
  • Experiential

Contact

  • 503-929-0326
  • Website
  • 314 NE 19th Avenue
    Portland, OR 97232

At a Glance

  • Experience: 8 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Kerns
  • Rate: $55-90/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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