Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Accepting new clients for daytime and evening appointments
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
- Eating disorders
- Couples counseling
- Family issues
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Compulsive behaviors
Catherine Silver is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY specializing in eating and body image challenges, anxiety, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and trauma. She has particular expertise in supporting women and adolescents with eating disorders, strengthening the connection between the mind and body. She also enjoys working with couples and families to resolve conflicts, heal relationships, and improve communication.
Catherine practices evidence-based therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She is committed to helping clients build the mindfulness skills to deepen their connection to their body, their loved ones, and the present moment.
Catherine is also the Senior Team Leader at a leading eating disorder treatment center, with experience in individual, group, and family therapy. She received her Master of Social Work from Fordham University, and post-graduate training at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. Her goal is to help each client find greater peace in their relationship to food and their inner self.
Catherine is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
- Initial session: $200 (60min)
- Ongoing sessions: $175 (50min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Catherine can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Message to clients
"In today's society trying to lose weight, fad diets and filtering your photos seem to be the unfortunate norm. How do you know when you've crossed over into problematic territory? Maybe you're stuck in a cycle of dieting and overeating. Perhaps you can't stop thinking about calories no matter how hard you try. There might be certain food rules that you can't help but follow, even though you know they make no sense at all. That number on the scale seems to define your worth and even gets in the way of you being present with loved ones or achieving your goals. Our relationship to food and our bodies are deeply personal and complex and it deserves a treatment that is equally as sophisticated. Together we will work to identify your goals, understand what is driving these behaviors and most importantly, heal the relationship between your mind and body."
Treatment approachesAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that uses mindfulness and behavioral activation to help people learn strategies to live life more in the present, more focused on important values and goals, and less focused on painful thoughts, feelings and experiences. (learn more)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (learn more)
Family SystemsFamily systems theory views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Family system therapy may be used to address conflict stemming from the family unit by working on a client's ability to maintain individuality while maintaining emotional contact with the group. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2017 - Present
The Renfrew Center, 2014 - Present
The New York Foundling, 2013 - 2014
Safe Horizon, 2012 - 2013
Fordham University, MSW, 2012