Allison  Silverman

Allison Silverman


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
New York Accepting Online
Updated May 22, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Burnout

Professional statement

Allison Silverman is a Licensed Master Social Worker located in Brooklyn, NY. Allison works with young adults, adults, and seniors who face a wide range of mental health challenges. She supports those who struggle with anxiety, including work-related anxiety, burnout, social anxiety, and anxiety heightened by a changing climate. She also works with people who are dealing with caregiving stressors, disabilities, life changes, loss, and bereavement, and addictions, including alcohol and substance use. Allison also has a background working with, trauma, OCD, depression, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Allison uses many different practice approaches, including, narrative, psychoanalytic, object relations, and family systems therapy. Clients learn more about themselves and how their emotions work, as well as identify their emotional needs. They also practice, with Allison’s gentle guidance, mindfulness skills like breathwork, meditation, and other exercises that are best suited and tailored to individual needs. This can help with emotion regulation and greater self-awareness. Allison also incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) into her work with clients, teaching them the connection between their thoughts and their feelings, as well as their actions.

Allison earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from Hunter College. She has nearly 15 years of professional experience, including 10 years of experience working as a case manager for the geriatric population, the neurodiverse population, and children.

Message to clients

Dealing with life changes and mental health struggles can be difficult. Managing can sometimes feel impossible. It may be a decline in health, struggles adapting to a new environment, new or difficult relationships, the loss of a loved one or a pet. Life has its ups and downs; anxiety, depression, and trauma can affect us all. I strive to create an environment in which you can feel safe, heard, and learn strategies for healing and wellness. I am here to try and help you sort your emotions and process what you’re going through.

I have been working in the mental health field for over 10 years. I have experience working with different demographics in age, race, gender, and socioeconomic status. I have worked with varying degrees of physical and mental disabilities, aging, bereavement and loss, caregiving, trauma, anxiety, depression, substance use, autism, OCD, loneliness, isolation, hoarding and PTSD.

My approach to therapy comes from a Social Work dynamic. I believe that therapy should not only deal with past and present trauma, behavior and coping styles, but also using and finding ways to deal with what you are going through in the real world. I like to use a variety of different approaches, applying psychodynamic, systems theory, CBT, behavior therapy, holistic techniques and narrative approaches to best tailor the experience to each individual case.

I'm committed to finding the best approach that works for you. I encourage you to call for a free consultation today.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Allison Silverman is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years

Selfhelp, Case Manager , 2015 - Present
Attentive Behavior Care, ABA Terpaist , 2015 - 2018
Hand in Hand Family Services, Comm Habb Worker , 2014 - 2016

Hunter Silberman School of Social Work , Master in Social Work, 2021
Hunter College , Certificate of Field Practice Completion in Specialization of Mental Health, 2021
Brooklyn College , Bachelor of Science in Psychology , 2015


New York: 118442