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Silvana Alsamadi, LCPC, M.Ed, NCC

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Pronouns: she/her/hers

My goal is to provide a comfortable, warm and safe environment that promotes growth and positive change.

A Note From Silvana

Congratulations on taking the first step in your journey towards healing. Whether you are struggling with issues related to career or school, relationships, family, parenting, anxiety, depression, trauma, and more, I am here to help you navigate the challenges of everyday life.

In my role as a school counselor, I worked with children and adolescents to increase social and emotional functioning and facilitated group counseling on topics such as changing families, gender non-conforming students, autism spectrum and emotion regulation. At Counseling and Wellness Collective, I work with clients of all ages on a wide range of issues.


I believe that the healing power of the counseling relationship comes from a strong client/therapist bond, based on mutual trust and understanding. In me you will find an empathetic, non-judgmental listener, who validates your pain and celebrates your successes. My goal is to provide a comfortable, warm and safe environment that promotes growth and positive change."

Why I Became a Therapist

Becoming a counselor was my true life’s calling. I have always had a love and talent for helping others, and have been doing it all of my life, even before formal training in the field. Coming to this work after a mid-life career change, I bring to it a wealth of experience and wisdom. This along with my natural ability to empathize and give undivided attention, allows my clients to feel seen, heard, and understood.

What I am Passionate About




I am passionate about working with diverse populations. I draw on my own experience as a very young immigrant to help people that may feel marginalized, whether because of ethnic or racial background, language barriers, LGBTQ status, ability, or any other diversity factors. I am accepting of everyone and validate the intrinsic worth of all persons.



Education & Training:

BA, International Studies, Towson University

M.Ed., School Counseling, Loyola University Maryland

Emotion Focused Therapy Couples Externship Training (EFT)

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Children & Adolescents

  • Life Transitions

  • Trauma & PTSD

  • School Issues

  • LGBTQ+

  • Relationships 

  • Marital & Premarital

  • Relationship Issues

  • ADHD

  • Parenting

  • Grief

  • Stress

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Family Conflict

  • Coping Skills


  • Eye Movement 
    Desensitization &
    Reprocessing (EMDR) 

  • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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