Jana Silverman, MFT
Aetna, Optum, United Behavioral Health, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Sutter Health
I am a therapist with a compassionate and empathic approach and great respect for personal values and lifestyles. I meet my clients with a desire to help them find and reconnect with their most resourceful and confident aspects. The journey of therapy often starts with learning to understand the destructive patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving before exploring alternatives that challenge old patterns and lead to the freedom of being fully alive.
By using the visual arts in therapy, clients communicate feelings that cannot be expressed by words alone. My clients create images as a visual expression of their thoughts and feelings. Those images often come from the unconscious and hold important personal meaning. The images can resolve internalized fears, conflicts and blocks. The creative process and their reflection on the art help my clients express and understand feelings and patterns of behavior. By providing a safe environment and unconventional means of exploration, young children, adolescents and adults work through conflict, grow by facing life's challenges and accept themselves. Clients do not need any art experience.
Jana Silverman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 40781). You can reach her at (415) 379-4592 extension 2.