Silvia Gozzini, M.A.
Marriage and Family Therapist
My name is Silvia and I followed my heart to Portland, Oregon from Florence, Italy in 2006. I am an immigrant and an expat. I experience the nuanced challenges that straddling different cultures, languages, traditions, and places of belonging can bring about. Influenced by my own transnational identity, I maintain a culturally curious stance, considerate of people’s intersecting identities, thinking critically about social locations and how systems of power and privilege relate to
our experience in the world.
Before becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist in Portland, OR, I served folks experiencing interpersonal conflicts in their community and relationships through mediation, facilitation, and conflict resolution. In addition, I have worked as a sexual assault and interpersonal violence surviver advocate. I have professional experience working with the adoption community, bringing humility and sensitivity to the complex experience of transracial families, birth parents, and the adoption constellation at large.
When not in the therapy chair, I am busy with my two young children from whom I learn everyday how to remain present, playful, and tender.
I am a Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern (#R5892) with a specialization in Sex Therapy (e.g. ethical non-monogamy, pleasure, healing form childhood sexual abuse).
I am under supervision of Deah Baird, ND LPC CHP and Deborah Lee-Thornby, MA LMFT.
I obtained my Master's degree from Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, interning at the M.E.T.A. Counseling Clinic, and at Headstart of Clackamas County.
I have completed the Hakomi Somatic Psychotherapy professional module, the Hakomi Experiential Trauma training, the Hakomi and Attachment Couples Therapy training, and training in the use of SandTray in therapy.
"Accadono cose che sono come domande. Passa un minuto, oppure anni, e poi la vita risponde"
"Things happen that are like questions. A minute passes, or years, and then life responds"