I work with people who find themselves in moments of transitions and experiencing the complex emotions that arise in those moments. I have a deep interest in women's life transitions--including experiences of fertility and infertility; pregnancy, pregnancy loss, abortion, birth, and infant loss; postpartum experiences and the adjustment to becoming a parent and parenting; leaving or re-entering the work force; and the empty nest--and I have expertise in meeting people wherever they are on the path of parenting. I also work with people experiencing with other kinds of losses, including medical challenges.
I also work with gifted adults: those who seek intensity, complexity, and depth, even when it makes them feel odd or alone or abandoned.
I welcome new clients and I am grateful for a wide diversity of racial and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, philosophical outlooks, ages and life challenges in my private practice.
I see my work as an opportunity to learn with and from my clients, as well as an opportunity to counsel and support.
I have chosen to work with individuals, rather than couples or families, so that I can give you--and you alone--my full attention.
What kinds of experiences do I help with?
Experiences/issues we may explore include:
Healing anxiety and depression
Strengthening relationships and understanding attachment experiences
Resolving difficult experiences in childhood and/or with difficult parents
Addressing identity concerns
Exploring reproductive experiences, including infertility, pregnancy, pregnancy loss, infant loss, birth, and abortion
Understanding pregnancy and postpartum adjustment
Seeing parenting as a developmental process
Searching for meaningful work/life purpose
Support during life transitions, including break-up/divorce, empty nest, career changes, medical issues, and more
Companionship through grief and loss
Understanding giftedness, sensitivity and introversion, distinct and overlapping ways of being that can produce feelings of isolation, intensity, and high sensitivity as well as confusion around multi-potentiality
Lisa Silverman 3942 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, OR 97214