Hello all, my name is Amy Silberman and I have dedicated the last 22 years of my life to the world of social work. I did rewarding work in helping families find special need babies to adopt into their home. I worked with post-partum Moms and some prenatal ones with social issues. The last 12 years my work has been primarily with families who kids have orthopedic and rheumatologic conditions.
My approach is very kind and gentle. I am curious to learn about you. I will be listening and let you share what led you into therapy and what you'd like to get out of therapy in our first session.
We will set short term goals and long term goals so you can notice your progress.
I tend to work on a strengths perspective and recently became a Health and Life Coach too so I'll be adding in my rah rahs to know I'm on your team to help you.
I feel I can be of help since I am quite empathic and focus on the needs of my clients. I have been told for years that I'm a good listener and listening and reflecting back what a client says is what I feel is key to helping positive changes occur. Let's give it a try.
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NY LCSW 074163-1
Amy is great, she really listens to you and offers a different perspective to issues you come to session with. Highly recommend!
Written on Jul 24, 2021 after therapy with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
I have worked with Amy for a few weeks which isn’t a long time, but I feel comfortable in chatting with her. We have a couple of things in common so I think that is really going to help.
Written on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Amy is an angel. I am so thankful to BetterHelp for connecting me with such a capable, kind, positive person! She is a great listener and really cares about me. Her advice and loving nature has made an enormous difference in my life.
I was very nervous about starting therapy, but Amy made me feel at ease immediately.
I initially began this journey to navigate anxiety and past traumas. Weeks later, I was unexpectedly diagnosed with a life-altering illness. Amy was there to support me in what became one of the most difficult experiences of my life.
Her help went beyond our weekly sessions.
One week, I told her that I was getting stressed out about some issues with my medical treatments and insurance: long story short, some complicated paperwork and unhelpful insurance agents were standing in the way of urgent medical procedures that I really needed.
Without hesitation, Amy offered to make calls to my doctor and insurance on my behalf. With her experience in the healthcare industry, she was able to successfully advocate for me, and I am now fast-tracked to getting a life-changing procedure!
I could not have untangled these emotional or practical issues on my own.
Thank you Amy for helping me in so many ways!
I highly recommend her for any patient looking for someone who really cares. It feels so wonderful to have someone who is in my corner. Amy is simply the best!
Written on Jun 11, 2021 after therapy with Amy for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
She is very friendly with a soft approach. With more sensitive issues she strongly gives the impression of the “deep listener.”
Written on May 17, 2021 after therapy with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts
I appreciate her communication style. She is a great listener. I feel heard.
Written on Mar 12, 2021 after therapy with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd