Heather J. Silver, LCSW-C, CPLC
SilverLeaf Counseling, LLC.
770 Ritchie Highway
Severna Park, MD 21146
SilverLeaf Counseling, LLC. offers a variety of counseling and services for perinatal and pediatric bereavement, perinatal and post-partum depression, as well as marriage and family. This is also the only dedicated and specialized practice for Perinatal Palliative Care in the state of Maryland.
SilverLeaf, LLC. also provides consulting services for hospitals both nationally and internationally to either create programs for perinatal and pediatric bereavement, or to revitalizing existing bereavement programs. In addition we also travel the world giving instruction to health care professionals on how to provide the best possible care for families suffering through a loss.
Have you received a difficult diagnosis during your pregnancy?
Has your baby been diagnosed with a life-threatening condition?
Has your baby been diagnosed with anomalies and you are not sure what the outcome will be? SilverLeaf specializes high-risk pregnancies and provides guidance, advocacy and navigation through the healthcare system.
Have you suffered the loss of a baby? Parents who experience a miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of a newborn or infant often feel scared and alone, not knowing what to do or how to feel. The isolation that comes with this type of grief and the feeling that no one understands is sadly happening everywhere. You are not alone.
Are you a hospital or health care facility who works with families who journey through loss? Do you know your resources? Click to learn how a lunch & learn or training can come right to your facility.
Companies, schools, or any other organizations that have had a colleague, family, or student who are grieving a loss. Training provides tools to offer a safe and compassionate space.
"...my husband and I don't know what we would have done without Heather by our side" Gavin came home from the hospital and despite a diagnosis which told us he would not even make it to birth, he lived for 5 weeks at home with our family. The type of help we received allowed us to really enjoy our time with him knowing we had an advocate in our corner. We also were able to create wonderful memories while he was with us that we will cherish forever. Our time with him was better because of the preparations, navigation, guidance, and care. Thank you!
"I found heather about 6 weeks after my son passed away. We had just spent 3 months with our baby unexpectedly in the NICU and our whole world had fallen apart. There are many things in my life I am stubborn enough to try and get through on my own, but this was not one of them. Heather helped me talk through everything that I was feeling, and the overwhelming grief that comes from losing a child. I felt so lost, and quite literally in a matter of 3 months, my life as I thought it would be, was gone. I couldn't understand how you find the joy in life after losing a child. Heather was so patient and understanding with me, and together we began the process of picking up the remaining pieces of my life, and figuring out how to move forward. Life got even more complicated when we found out soon after that we were expecting our rainbow baby. A time typically filled with joy and hope was replaced with fear and anxiety. We had no idea our son would be sick until he was born, so navigating another pregnancy knowing at the end we are not promised a baby that gets to come home with us was the second hardest thing I have gone through. Each week, Heather helped me to talk though my fears, navigate all the doctors and testing, and manage my anxiety for what was to come. It helped me get through those long months complication free. I don't know where I would be in my grief and healing if it wasn't for heather. To have a space where I could share everything I was really feeling with someone who understands is a gift I'm grateful to have had."