My Counseling Philosophy

Silvia Portolan, MA, LPC, CCDP-D, MARS

Silvia Portolan, MA, LPC, CCDP-D, MARS

Trained for many years as a research scientist, I always strive to utilize evidence-based interventions. What this means is that I apply therapeutic interventions that have the best available research evidence to be most effective. Combining the right tools with clinical and personal expertise to identify each client's unique needs and values is where science becomes an effective intervention that generates change.

When it comes to charting a treatment plan, I usually have a 'big picture' approach. While considering specific, measurable and attainable goals to reward efforts along the way, the major focus is on building a life truly worth living while resolving the issues rooted in the past that are getting in the way.

I am looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and 'sailing' as smoothly as possible towards your personal goals!