LORRAINE C. SILVETZ, MSW
Lorraine is a trained Psychotherapist with a Master’s Degree of Social Work from New York University (4.0 GPA) specializing in the treatment of returning veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS).
Ms. Cancro-Silvetz collaborated with scientists in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center in research and treatment related to TBI and PTS impacting military member and their families. Ms. Cancro served as Mental Health Editor launching several series for Exceptional Parent (EP) Magazine, a 40-year-old award winning disability magazine. Series topics included returning veterans who suffer from PTS and TBI as well as chronic pain, autism, among others. Her PTS/TBI series inspired her to found the Global Stress Initiative (GSI) to research non-invasive treatments for military members and their families in 2010.
GSI is a program under the auspices of ICAMI, Inc. which is led by Medical Director, Robert Cancro, MD. They advocate for further research and treatment for returning military members and their families who are survivors of trauma. GSI promotes alternative techniques for the alleviation of stress including its latest finding, Magnetic Resonance Therapies (MRT) offered exclusively at the Brain Treatment Center (BTC). GSI launched a series of awareness raisers to educate the public on several non-invasive techniques including cranial stimulation by Fisher Wallace Labs and Transcendental Meditation (TM) taught by the David Lynch Foundation.
Earning a film degree from NYU Tisch School of the Arts helped contribute to a creative approach to advocacy in the world of mental health. Previously, GSI created a partnership with the acclaimed Hollywood Director David Lynch’s Foundation in advocacy and helped introduce their foundation into the United Nations.