Individual children and adult, couples and group counseling for anxiety and depression, life transitions, relationship issues, and mood swings, including seasonal affective disorder
Counseling for individuals and families at end of life, with chronic and terminal illness, cancer and pain issues
Counseling for individuals, couples, and families with a new lifestyle change due to medical concerns including new diagnoses and amputations
Individual children and adult, couples, family, and group counseling for grief and bereavement, including COVID-19 related loss
Individual, couples, and family counseling for PTSD for veterans, survivors, and other trauma-related to personal injury or traumatic event
Culturally sensitive counseling for adults including interethnic relationships, interfaith families, and LGBTQ+ issues
Career development and coaching for new grads and employee wellness, burnout issues, and compassion fatigue
Trauma-informed individual counseling for anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, relationship concerns, and attachment issues
Individual and family counseling for attachment style dysfunction and family conflict
Counseling for women around pregnancy issues, prenatal and postpartum issues
Individual, couples, and family counseling for personality disorders eating disorders, and mood disorders
Individual, couples, and family counseling with modalities including Attachment Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, CBT, EFT for Couples, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Trauma-Informed Therapy
BS in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University Park, Minor in English
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