Lisa Silverman

Licensed Professional Counselor

The ability to be with what is is integral to wellness. As you develop your ability to be with difficult emotions, you will notice nourishing experiences with greater awareness. Life begins to feel richer, and a greater range of choices becomes available.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

I specialize in working with people in transitions around life, livelihood and loss, and the complex emotions that arise in those moments. I have a deep interest in women’s life transitions including in/fertility and pregnancy, postpartum, leaving or re-entering the workforce, and the empty nest. And I have expertise in meeting people wherever they are on the path of parenting. My role as a therapist is to offer support, insight and gentle challenge during your search for healing and growth. I work with my clients to develop compassion and curiosity about themselves and their suffering.

My Background

I hold a master’s degree in counseling from Portland State University, where addition to my core courses, I took classes in interpersonal neurobiology, in storytelling and ritual, and in existential psychology. Major coursework included: counseling relationships, ethics, human growth and development, theories of counseling, and advanced clinical skills. I have also completed the Two Year Comprehensive training offered through M.E.T.A, which deepened my understanding of mindfulness, trauma recovery, and experiential work. Continuing education is an essential and enriching part of my work as a therapist. In post-graduate training, I have focused on people's experiences of pregnancy and parenting, on the ways in which attachment issues emerge in our lives, and on ways of helping people deepen into their own experience.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • 503-957-1636
  • Website
  • 1835 SE 50th Avenue
    Portland, OR 97215

At a Glance

  • Experience: 7 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Hawthorne
  • Rate: $100-125/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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