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Ellen Silbert, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Grief Parenting issues Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Ellen Silbert, LICSW;


My name is Ellen Silbert. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Massachusetts. I am also a certified Telehealth clinician. I earned my Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University in 1984. I've literally worked with people from birth to death. I worked in the labor and delivery room with young mothers and have expertise in hospice care. I have worked in many different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal and medical issues such as depression/anxiety, stress, family struggles trauma/abuse, addictions , eating disorders relationships and parenting .

My 38 years of experience has taught me that the connection and comfort you feel with your therapist is very important. You need to feel trust and emotional comfort from your therapist to grow through challenging experiences. It would be my pleasure to be that person for you. I believe it's very important for a therapist to create an environment that is open-minded, non-judgmental and supportive. This allows for self-awareness and insight when trying to work through life's issues.

You are welcome to message me through Better Help. I usually check messages each day. I offer messaging, live chat and phone sessions with limited availability in the evenings and weekends. Please note that what you see in my calendar may not reflect my only availability so you always want to check that out with me through messaging first. 

I look forward to working with you!

SPECIALTIES Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBTQ support, Grief and Depression, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self-esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar D and basic emotional support. please feel free to reach out and I will be in touch within 24 hours.

Years of Experience: 35


Professional experience

40yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Grief Parenting issues Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

MA LICSW 117806


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ellen Silbert. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Ellen has been such a great help to me in working through some issues going on in my life. I appreciated her nonjudgmental attitude, and her ability to connect with me to make me feel heard and comfortable. She was able to offer some great advice and techniques to help me through my journey. Would highly recommended.

Written on May 23, 2023 after therapy with Ellen for 3 months on issues concerning family conflicts

Ellen has been an absolutely amazing therapist! As someone who’s never talked to a therapist before because of fear she made all my fears go away about it and she really just listened to me. I love that she always gives me her best advice and gives amazing feedback. I can’t recommend Ellen enough!

Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Ellen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Ellen is amazing. One of the best therapists I have ever had. I highly recommend

Written on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Ellen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Ellen is a fantastic therapist and a very kind person. I look forward to speaking with her every week. She is extremely understanding, and her feedback is valuable

Written on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Ellen is a kind and a great listener. She is understanding and helps you work through even the simplest problems.

Written on Mar 11, 2021 after therapy with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes