“It does not matter how slow you go as long as you don’t stop.” Confucius
WELCOME TO MY PRACTICE
Welcome! I am Silvia DaRe, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Massachusetts. I am also a certified Psychologist and Psychotherapist in Italy.
I believe that therapy, among other things, is a journey of self-discovery, finding self-worth and healing. This journey starts with some level of pain, grief, confusion but if carefully guided, it can end with the resolution of the psychological challenges facing the client/s. I would be honored if you’ll trust me to embark on this journey full of potential and hope.
The population I serve
Over the last 11 years I’ve worked as a Researcher in a cancer hospital, Family Therapist, Couple Therapist, Individual Therapist as well as Domestic Violence Counselor. I have also had the privilege of working in Child Protective Service and Women Services. At present, besides working in my private practice, I serve as a School Clinician in the Greater Boston Area, which enables me to contribute to my community, especially at-risk youths.
I have worked in many racially, ethnically diverse communities across the country with clients from diverse age groups and of all sexual orientations over a wide range of issues and challenges. I consider myself very fortunate because my profession has enabled me to encounter a variety of human beings with different psychological challenges. This rich experience not only expanded my knowledge as a therapist, but has also made me a more compassionate, caring and nonjudgmental person.
I began my professional activity by studying Clinical Psychology in Padua, Italy, followed by a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. As I began working more with couples, I decided to further specialize in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and complete training in this discipline in Boston, MA, Vancouver, CA and NYC. As my journey as therapist continued, it became clear to me the need to deepen my knowledge and ability to work with transgenerational effects of trauma or Intergenerational Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD). Consequently, I’ve pursued a certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, better known as EMDR.
Although during my career I have learned and employed different approaches, my overarching vison is trauma informed.