Silvi Saxena is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), and a Certified Oncology Social Worker (OSW-C) working out of Philadelphia, PA. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in Human Development and Family Studies, a Masters in Social work from University of Pennsylvania, a Post-Master’s Certificate in Change Leadership from Cornell University and an MBA from Quantic School of Business and Technology.
Silvi has a decade of experience working as a licensed medical social worker and mental health clinician. She has worked with patients of all ages with a wide variety of complex medical and psychosocial concerns. She has extensive experience in end-of-life care, palliative care, and chronic illness in home settings as well as in the hospitals and nursing facilities. She has worked with children, adults, couples, families and groups facilitating counseling related to physical illness, mental health issues, grief and loss, complex trauma, couples issues, and life transitions with a trauma-focused lens.
She serves as the Co-chair of the pain, palliative, and end of life special interest group at the Association for Oncology Social Workers and is a member of both the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Network for Social Work Management. She is passionate about bringing quality medical and mental health care to all and bridging gaps in access to medical care, therapy, and ongoing treatment needs, especially to those who are most vulnerable in the healthcare system.
She has a special interest and commitment to healthcare-related employee wellness and supporting our providers so they can provide the best care for their patients. She has worked with individual physicians to support healthcare worker burnout and compassion fatigue prior to and throughout the pandemic.
Silvi has been featured in Choosing Therapy, Yahoo! Life, Hello Giggles, PsychCentral, Hospice Chaplaincy, Silk and Sonder, SingleCare, Los Angeles Wave Newspapers, Mahevash Muses, The Best Schools, and Miss Grass. For more information, check out her site at silvisaxena.com.
- Association of Oncology Social Work
- Position: Co-chair for the Pain, Palliative, End of Life Special Interest Group
- National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: Member
- The Network for Social Work Management: Member
Other Online Publications