Why Fayge Silverman chose to be in the helping profession
Jewish therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Most of the clients I see have a history of trauma—physical or sexual abuse, neglect, or developmental trauma, which is the residue of dysfunctional caregiving. I believe strongly that people are naturally inclined to heal; our bodies and minds lean toward wholeness, even if it often feels like we can’t get there. While we go on with our day-to-day lives, acting as though everything is okay, the parts of us that were hurt—most often young parts—are still waiting and hoping for some kind of resolution to their pain. In therapy we look for those parts and take care of them; we nurture them and help them heal.
I am certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a somatic approach to healing, and in Interactive Guided Imagery. Both are experiential modalities that are based on the unity of the mind and body. I use both in the context of traditional talk therapy to help people recover from trauma, attachment issues, depression, anxiety, and relational difficulties. These methods are gentle but powerful, and they offer a deeply transformative experience.
I also work experientially with people who are dealing with illness or chronic pain. This type of work can help you perceive your condition differently, manage and reduce symptoms, and live a fuller life. It can also help you prepare for surgery and ease your recovery.
Reaching out for help takes tremendous courage. Please know that everything you bring into therapy is sacred, and that you will always be in charge of the experience. It is a great joy for me to work with people across the broad range of the Jewish community--and not just by focusing on problems but through strengths, interests, and creativity. I wish you well on your journey!
Frum therapist serving the Jewish community in Brooklyn, NY
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
- Experiential Therapy
- Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
- Somatic Experiencing
- Bereavement & Grief
- Chronic Pain
18 years in practice
Ms.Ed. in School Psychology by Queens College 1999
Master of Social Work by Wurzweiler School of Social Work 2009
Interactive Guided Imagery Practitioner by Academy for Guided Imagery 2014
Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist by Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute 2019
Average costs per session
- Sliding Scale
- ACH Bank Transfer
- BlueCross and BlueShield
- Empire BlueCross