Knowing what to do usually arises naturally after you have really listened to yourself.
Fayge Silverman, LCSW-R's style🎯 Direct 💙 Warm 🤝 Collaborative
Why Fayge Silverman, LCSW-R chose to be in the helping profession
I taught high school for many years, and becoming a therapist was a natural outgrowth of that experience. For me, perhaps the most meaningful aspect of teaching was encouraging students’ development and giving them life skills—including emotional life skills such as confidence and trust in their unique capacities. I loved to see them create and find their voices. Therapy is a very similar process because it enables you to create new meaning in your life and to find your voice.
Fayge Silverman, LCSW-R's approach
Most of the clients I see have a history of trauma—physical or sexual abuse, attachment trauma, or neglect. 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, 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, nurture them and help them heal.
I am certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and in Interactive Guided Imagery, and I also do EMDR. These are all experiential modalities that are based on the unity of the mind and body. I use them in the context of traditional talk therapy to help people recover from trauma, attachment wounds, depression, anxiety, and relational difficulties. I also work experientially with people who are dealing with illness or chronic pain.
What you can expect from sessions with Fayge Silverman, LCSW-R
In our sessions, you can expect an active, collaborative approach. My hope is that you will develop a strong trust in your instinct about what you need and what is best for you, including the kind of therapeutic work that would be helpful to you. We will spend time focusing not just on problems but on your strengths, interests, and gifts. You can expect to try experiential work in addition to talking. You can also expect to laugh.
Fayge Silverman, LCSW-R's experience working with the Jewish community
It is a great joy for me to work with people across the broad range of the Jewish community. I have spent all of my work life in the community, including education and organizational work, and I feel extremely thankful for this.
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Expressive Arts Therapy
- Mindfulness and Meditation
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Somatic Therapy
People I work withAdults Individuals
Personal religious affiliationsFrum
Jewish community experienceExtensive
Where people can see me in personBrooklyn
Brooklyn, New York
18 years in practice
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker by NYS Office of the Professions 2013. License number 081177
- 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