Last updated: 9/27/2019

Laura Silva, MA, LicMHC (413) 695-4257
Last Updated: 9/27/2019
M.A., LicMHC Traditional,Holistic,Depth and Transpersonal Counseling, Psychotherapy, Coaching, Education Individuals, Groups, Couples
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Years of Experience: 40

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


MA - LMHC [1469]

Credentials and Certifications:
Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed
Mental Health Counselor, Licensed (LMHC)
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

My practice integrates traditional counseling, with alternative mind-body-spirit healing modalities of East and West.  I have been in practice for over 35 years, and am written about in three books.

In addition to traditional therapy, I offer Depth, Imaginal and Transpersonal Therapy, Shamanic practices, Dream work, recall of non-ordinary and exceptional experiences, Mindfulness therapy, Spirituality, energy medicine and much more. 

I offer a depth understanding of soul and psyche, psyche and nature, and a spiritual foundation to life. Psychology, from a depth perspective, is about personal transformation, self knowledge, and the sacredness of all life-  beyond the brain, cognitive or drug therapy.  What if pain and disharmony in your life are symptoms reflecting a deeper disconnection - being out of alignment with your deepest core of wholeness and truth.  Your issues may be personal AND spiritual.   

I help clients release limiting subconscious patterns, blocks and obstacles.  You will find happiness, peace, and discover your true inner compass.

I work with ALL issues.  Clients learn inner skills of mental balance, insight, release, and a relaxed, open mind. Clients gain inner clarity, integration and self mastery.

I have a base fee, with some sliding scale based on financial need.  Phone sessions are available - National and International.  Skype and Video possible.  Contact me for a free initial phone consultation:  413-695-4257 EST.  


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Laura Silva. M.A., LicMHC
9 Cedar Street
Worcester, MA 01609  

(413) 695-4257

Contact: Laura Silva, M.A., LicMHC

Office Hours:
Mon: By appointment
Tue: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Wed: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Thu: By appointment
Fri: By appointment
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Laura Silva, M.A., LicMHC
Tom Swamp Road
Petersham, MA 01366  

(413) 695-4257

Contact: Laura Silva

Office Hours:
Mon: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Tue: By appointment
Wed: By appointment
Thu: By appointment
Fri: By appointment
Sat: By appointment
Sun: By appointment
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 1 Day

Access by Public Transportation
Evening Office Hours
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Skype, etc.)
Weekend Office Hours

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Aging Anxiety/Panic Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Depression Dissociative Disorders Education/Personal Development Gender Identity Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Personality Disorders Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Psychosomatic Sexuality Issues Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Anger Management Attachment Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Body Dysmorphic Disorder Family Issues Infertility Learning Disabilities Postpartum Depression Self Abuse Sexual Disorders Sleep Disorders
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Body Centered Psychotherapy Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Contemplative Dream Work or Analysis Eidetic Image Therapy Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Existential Psychotherapy Focusing Holistic Humanistic Integrative Medicine Internal Family Systems (IFS) Jungian Long-Term Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Narrative Therapy Pastoral Therapy Psycho-Educational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Somatic Experiencing Transpersonal Psychology
Other theoretical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT) Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Art Therapy Behavioral Case Management Crisis Intervention Dance/Movement Therapy Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Education Consultation Expressive Therapy Feminist Gestalt Home Study Hypnosis Imago Relationship Therapy Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Nutrition Counseling Psychoanalysis Psychodrama Psychodynamic Redecision Therapy Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Thought Field Therapy (TFT) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Individual
Other methods:
Group Online Therapy Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +)
Young Adults (18-25)
Specific populations:
Caregivers Gifted Grandparents Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Transgender
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Adopted Biracial Cancer Patients Children of Divorce Chronic Illness College Students Corrections Officers Disabled First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Immigrants/Refugees Military/Veterans Twins Unemployed
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian
Hindu Jewish Pagan
Multi-cultural experience:
Alaskan Native Asian Brazilian Haitian Hispanic Indian Irish Italian Native American Portuguese
Professional Associations

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $195
Couples: $165
Group: $35
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral
Initial Consultation

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