Silvi Saxena, MBA, MSW, LSW, CCTP, OSW-C

Silvi Saxena MBA, MSW, LSW, CCTP, OSW-C

Certifications:

  • Masters of Business Administration
  • Masters in Social Work
  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
  • Oncology Social Work Certification

Areas of Focus:

  • 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 
  • Couples counseling, including counseling for consensual non-monogamous relationships and sexuality
  • 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 Narrative Therapy, CBT, EFT for Couples, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Trauma-Informed Therapy

Education:

  • BS in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University Park, Minor in English
  • MSW (Clinical) from University of Pennsylvania
  • Change Leadership Certificate, Cornell University
  • MBA, Quantic School of Business and Technology

Silvi’s Recent Articles

Professional Background

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.

Professional Affiliations

  • 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

  • Psychcentral.com 
  • Hospicechaplaincy.com