About Mutual Arising

Mutual arising is a philosophical concept that symbolizes that we are interrelated, we rise together, and we do not and cannot do this alone.

Mutual Arising is the private practice of Adam O'Brien and Viola Silván.

Adam O'Brien

Adam O'Brien,

  • Adam provides trauma-focused counseling for a variety of mental health issues. These include addictions, PTSD, dissociation (DDNOS/DID), pre-verbal traumas, panic, anxieties, depression, grief, anger, attachment, ADD/ADHD, relational discord, psychedelic integration, and developmental or spiritual life conflict issues. Adam is experienced in working with children, adolescents, adults, first responders, military, and victims of crime. Adam also provides consultation and training for professionals, agencies, organizations, and communities. 
  • Ph.D in Addiction Studies
  • Master of Science in Education (Mental Health Counseling)
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC #6448)
  • Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC# 29103) 
  • EMDRIA EMDR Certified Therapist, Consultant, and Trainer
  • Certified Trauma Therapist for children, adolescents, and adults (Trauma Institute and Child Trauma Institute)
  • Brainspotting Certified and Approved Brainspotting Consultant 
  • Progressive Counting trained
  • Mindfulness and breath facilitator
  • Certified Anger Management Specialist (CAMS-II)
  • Certified Expressive Arts Therapist
  • Psychedelic Integration Specialist
  • Deep Brain Reorienting trained
  • Neurofeedback (ISF) trained
  • Psychedelic Therapist
  • Healer
Viola Silvan

Viola Silván,

​​Viola specializes in providing trauma-focused counseling to meet women’s mental health needs across the lifespan. Utilizing a feminist perspective, Viola provides services for a variety of  mental health issues including perinatal/postpartum mental health, PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, victims of crime, and for survivors of abuse, sexual assault, trafficking/exploitation, and domestic violence. She has experience working with individuals, couples, and families.

  • Master of Science in Education (Mental Health Counseling)
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC #7210)
  • EMDR trained
  • Brainspotting trained
  • Expressive Arts trained
  • Perinatal Mental Health trained
  • Infraslow Fluctuation (ISF) Neurofeedback trained
In training to become our Therapy Dog… Juno…

IMG 8491  
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