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Silver Linings Mental Health

Non Epileptic Seizures: Psychosomatic Response to Trauma?

Trauma can be deeply embedded in our Psyche, manifesting in diverse physical symptoms and uncommon characteristics. While some symptoms of trauma are common, others are less studied and less known.  A relatively new diagnosis of trauma symptomology is Functional Neurological Disorders (FND) or Non-epileptic seizures (NES). In recent years, Silver Linings has partnered with the … Read more

The Connection between Chronic Pain and Trauma

Written by Wendy Karsh, LCSW, Clinical Director of Silver Linings   Chronic pain and trauma are closely interconnected. Trauma, whether it be physical, emotional, or psychological, can affect our body and mind. When a person experiences trauma, their nervous system can become out of sync, leading to heightened sensitivity, hypervigilant behavior, and increased pain perception. … Read more

Medicaid and the End of the PHE

Medicaid and the End of the Public Health Emergency (PHE) The PHE officially ended on 5/11….now what?? Since the end of the PHE, Silver Linings Counseling has received so many questions.  We will attempt to answer the most frequent ones below. All residents of Colorado, receiving Medicaid, MUST renew their Medicaid coverage.  During the PHE, … Read more

How to Support Someone Grieving

Grieving can be so alienating, depressing, and heart-breaking for someone experiencing it firsthand.  Loved ones will feel empathy but are either awkward or unsure how to best help.  To ensure you are present for your loved one grieving, consider doing the following: Be present and available: The most important thing you can do is to … Read more

Emotional Reactivity and Trauma

Trauma can lead to heightened emotional reactivity, which means that individuals who have experienced trauma may be more prone to strong emotional reactions to triggers that remind them of their traumatic experience. However, emotional reactivity can also be caused by other factors such as personality traits, stress, anxiety, or other mental health conditions. Additionally, some … Read more

Preventing Insomnia

As a former insomniac, I have learned that one simply cannot function optimally with little or no sleep. Insomnia is a sleep disorder that can make it difficult for a person to fall asleep, stay asleep, or both. It can lead to a range of physical and emotional symptoms, such as low energy, exhaustion, emotional … Read more

Tips for Feeling Grounded

Feeling grounded is such an instrumental piece of psychotherapy and even life in general.  Many counseling interventions such as EMDR, CBT, and ACT , just to name a few, all initiate by stability and grounding techniques.  Feeling grounded refers to being connected to the present moment and to the physical world around you. Here are … Read more

Avoid Ageism!

Unfortunately, Ageism is prevalent in our society and is a form of prejudice or discrimination against individuals or groups based on their age, particularly against older adults. Ageism can manifest in various forms, such as: Stereotyping: Stereotyping older adults as frail, forgetful, or technologically challenged. Marginalization: Marginalizing older adults in the workplace, housing, healthcare, and … Read more

Rapport Building within the Therapeutic Relationship

At https://www.silverliningsmh.com/, our therapists strive to build rapport with each client.  Trust is an essential part of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client. Here are some tips for building rapport with your therapist:   Be open and honest: Honesty and openness are integral for building trust and rapport with your therapist. Try … Read more

Get in Touch Today

Thank you for your interest in Silver Linings Mental Health. We understand therapy can be an intimidating process and we recognize that it requires great courage to reach out. We have a team of compassionate therapists eager to help.

SAMANTHA SILVERMAN, LCSW/CEO

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Proud Owner of Silver Linings Mental Health.  I am currently focusing on expanding our practice, teaching trauma informed care through the Silver Linings Institute, and providing consultation services to other practice owners.

I love empowering other therapists to take the leap into the world of private practice.  Whether you are an already established practice or are just beginning, I will provide guidance.  Oftentimes, the biggest obstacle is transferring from a therapist’s mindset to now being a business owner. 

The therapist’s mindset encompasses a deep understanding of human behavior, emotional intelligence, and effective communication. This perspective is invaluable in navigating interpersonal relationships, fostering a positive company culture, and addressing the psychological aspects of both employees and clients.

Simultaneously, the business owner mindset contributes a results-driven orientation, strategic vision, and a keen sense of adaptability to the mix. Entrepreneurs are adept at setting goals, making informed decisions, and steering their company through challenges.

The merging of these two mindsets can result in a holistic leadership style that recognizes the symbiotic relationship between employee well-being and business success. This integrative approach not only enhances team dynamics but also cultivates a work environment where individuals feel understood, supported, and motivated to contribute their best, thereby creating a thriving and sustainable business.  I will help you with combining both mindsets in order to foster a sustainable business plan.