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Silver Linings Counseling

Home-Based Counseling Services

As with every stage in life, growing older brings unique challenges. The elderly are likely to suffer from numerous medical conditions and changes in social environment that can adversely impact their daily lives. Older adults may be needlessly suffering from depression, anxiety, life transitions and stress. Silver Linings Counseling understands these issues and works collaboratively with family members and long-term care professionals to provide mental health care to the elderly and persons with disabilities. Through counseling, our therapists introduce strategies that help seniors alleviate stress and develop positive coping skills. Whether they are adjusting to life changes, dealing with the passing of a loved one, or experiencing distress from cognitive decline and illness, we help our clients seek enjoyment and increased quality of life.


Our Therapists

Samantha Silverman, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and have over fifteen years experience providing home-based and telephonic counseling to both older adults and persons with disabilities. My goal is to provide support, empathy, and guidance while utilizing a non-judgmental and client-centered approach to therapy. I specialize in the following issues: End of Life, Grief and Bereavement, Depression and Anxiety, Caregiving, Chronic Illness, Moving to a Facility, Significant Life Changes, Decreased Physical Strength and Ambulation, and Chronic Pain. I work collaboratively with my clients, caregivers, doctors, and family members in order to structure a treatment plan specifically formulated for each individual.


Megan Hutchinson, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with experience working with a wide array of clients, which includes survivors of domestic violence, developmentally disabled individuals, older adults, caregivers, hospice patients, children experiencing mental health and behavioral issues, and parents. I believe in a holistic, client centered approach with an emphasis on support, compassion and guidance. I strive to create a safe, and nonjudgmental therapeutic space where you will feel comfortable expressing difficult thoughts, feelings, and experiences. 

I specialize in end of life issues, grief and bereavement, caregiver burnout, anxiety, depression, significant life changes, and chronic illness/health issues. I look forward to walking with you on your journey!


Wendy Rota, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with twenty years of experience working with the elderly, older adults, those living with a disability, chronic illness, chronic pain, and survivors of trauma.  I have provided home based services for those living in the community, in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living and independent living facilities.  I believe in a collaborative relationship between the therapist and client that focuses on the client as the locus of control in their lives.  I utilize a person-centered approach with an emphasis on the strengths perspective. My areas of focus include loss and grief, end of life changes, compassion fatigue, mindfulness,  trauma through different stages of life, anxiety and depression.


Insurances Accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, Private Pay


Individual Counseling Services

We specialize in the following issues:
Aging, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Coping Skills, Divorce, Family Conflict, Grief, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sleep or Insomnia, Stress, Trauma and PTSD, Women's Issues

“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.”

― Shannon L. Alder


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