Alison Silver is a dedicated professional with 2 decades of experience in the field of Mental Health with a specialization in Addiction. Alison holds the ACS (Approved Clinical Supervisor), NCC (National Certified Counselor), CCTP (Certified Clinical Trauma Professional), CCTMH (Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider), CASAC (Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor), LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), and the LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor). Her work has been with children, adolescents, and adults as well as families who are challenged by addiction, trauma, anxiety, and depression. In addition, she has experience working with the LGTBQ community, conflict resolution, and eating disorders.
Alison graduated from New York University with a focus in Psychology and Communications. She then went on to earn her Master’s in Counseling with a specialization in Substance Abuse Counseling and Loss and Bereavement from Pace University.
She has worked in various settings including school, outpatient, inpatient, and partial hospitalization in both clinical and supervisory capacities. She also has considerable experience with public speaking both in classroom presentations and as a guest lecturer for various workshops and hospital settings. Alison was trained in DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and CBT and employs a variety of clinical models based upon the individual needs of the client population. Alison believes in providing a solution focused approach to help clients reach their own path to recovery.
In addition to her clinical work Alison also completed a second Master’s degree from Mercy College in Elementary Education with a concentration in General Education and Students with Disabilities. She has worked as an adjunct college professor teaching Advanced Addictions. She has also worked in a middle school setting previously as a Substance Abuse Counselor. Her work was short term individual and group counseling with high risk students.
Alison approaches all therapy with the belief that each individual is the expert on their own life and has the ability to reach their full potential.