Grace Silvia, MSW, CSWA, Pre-Licensed Professional in Portland
Deeply Respectful. Gentle and 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 and soul. My practice is client-centered, anti-oppressive and strengths-based. We are brilliant and creative in how we have survived. The negative patterns we painfully struggle with often come from these survival strategies...and hold a key to our healing!
I support people healing through grief; depression; hearing voices; anxiety; mania/spiritual emergency; childhood sexual abuse; acute/chronic oppression; historical trauma; activist burnout; compulsive eating; and people wanting to reduce or stop taking psychiatric medications. Special sensitivity to women's, Jewish and LGBTQQ (Lesbian/ Gay/ Bisexual/ Trans/ Queer/ Questioning) identity and oppression.
I trained 2-1/2 years through the Hakomi Institute in body-centered, 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.
Call or Email Grace Silvia for a free consultation now - (503) 877-1636


  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • School: University of Washington
  • Year Graduated: 2010
  • Supervisor Name: Kelly L. Goodman, MSW, LCSW
  • Supervisor License: L3559, exp. 2015-12-30 Oregon


  • Avg Cost (per session): $50 - $90
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Sexual Abuse


  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Reducing or Stopping Psychiatric Meds
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Suicidal Ideation

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Religious Orientation: Jewish


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Gestalt
  • Hakomi Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Group
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2017
Grace Silvia, MSW, CSWA, Pre-Licensed Professional in Portland

Grace Silvia

Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, CSWA