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Allison Silvers(She/Her/Hers)

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Psychologist, PsyD
IllinoisAlabamaArizonaArkansasColorado
Anxiety-Young adulthood-Depression-Life transitions-Trauma-Psychological evaluations & testing -

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Professional statement

Dr. Allison Silvers is a licensed clinical psychologist. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford after completing an APA-accredited internship. Allison has experience working in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings providing therapy and conducting psychological assessments. 

Allison enjoys working with all ages of adults within individual therapy. Allison’s approach to providing therapeutic services is based on the unique needs of each individual. Making sure therapy is collaborative and growth oriented is important to Allison. Therefore, she utilizes an integrative approach to treatment, with emphasis on person-centered and cognitive behavioral strategies. It is through this combination of therapy approaches that an individual receiving therapy feels heard, understood, and begins to make positive change in thinking and behavioral patterns in daily life. Allison welcomes all individuals, whether it be LGBTQ+ individuals, people of color, or other marginalized groups.

Allison also specializes in psychological testing and assessments, which provide diagnostic clarity and offer insight into what is at the root of mental health symptoms. Psychological assessment can help guide treatment recommendations within medication management or a therapy setting. They can give insight into such areas as cognitive abilities, symptoms, and aspects of personality. For students, often times a picture of an individual's functioning in these areas may open doors for academic accommodations to help the student succeed academically.

Allison offers assessments for ages 6 years and older for a variety of mental health concerns such as anxiety, attentional disorders (ADHD), personality disorders, and depression.

Individual appointments are offered remotely via a secure video platform to those who are located in Rhode Island or a PSYPACT state for the appointment. Testing appointments are in-person.


Message to clients

The decision to participate in psychotherapy can bring up mixed emotions, just as with other important and impactful life decisions and events. Exciting and perhaps a bit scary at the same time. As a therapist I hope to create a safe space for you to feel comfortable discussing your thoughts and concerns. For me, it is important that we work collaboratively to help you achieve better mental health and overall well-being. I utilize an integrative approach to therapy, including person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness-based strategies. Through these techniques it is my hope that you become empowered to reach your full potential. I have worked with many clients who have shared with me the immense ways in which they suffer. I have also seen so much positive change that happens when someone has hope that things can get better for them and the confidence to take the first step on their journey. I truly feel everyone has the potential to grow and heal. I would love to help guide you during this process. I always feel a sense of gratitude and privilege in being part of someone's therapeutic journey. I look forward to hearing from you, and if it seems we might work well together I look forward to being part of your journey.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Silvers Psychology and Wellness LLC, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Rhode Island College, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Carson Center for Adults and Families, Psychology Intern

University of Hartford, PsyD, 2019
University of Hartford, MA, 2013
Rhode Island College, BA, 2010

Licensure

Rhode Island: PS01890 - Rhode Island: 17365 - Alabama: 17365 - Arizona: 17365 - Arkansas: 17365 - Colorado: 17365 - Connecticut: 17365 - Delaware: 17365 - Washington DC: 17365 - Florida: 17365 - Georgia: 17365 - Idaho: 17365 - Illinois: 17365 - Indiana: 17365 - Kansas: 17365 - Kentucky: 17365 - Maine: 17365 - Maryland: 17365 - Michigan: 17365 - Minnesota: 17365 - Missouri: 17365 - Nebraska: 17365 - Nevada: 17365 - New Hampshire: 17365 - New Jersey: 17365 - North Carolina: 17365 - North Dakota: 17365 - Ohio: 17365 - Oklahoma: 17365 - Pennsylvania: 17365 - South Carolina: 17365 - Tennessee: 17365 - Texas: 17365 - Utah: 17365 - Virginia: 17365 - Washington: 17365 - West Virginia: 17365 - Wisconsin: 17365 - Wyoming: 17365

Languages

English

Specialties

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

Young adulthood - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Psychological evaluations & testing - A broad range of tests and assessments that may be used to identify present strengths, provide diagnosis clarity, and inform treatment goals




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

Dr. Silvers has immediate openings for IN-PERSON psychological testing, for ages 6+.

Dr. Silvers has PSYPACT approval (APIT Number: 17365) to provide telehealth in participating US states.


Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in RI, AL, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in RI, AL, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY)
  • Cigna (in-network in RI)
  • Harvard Pilgrim (in-network in RI, AL, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY)
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island (in-network in RI)
  • Optum (in-network in RI, AL, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY)
  • Tufts Health Plan (in-network in RI, AL, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY)
  • UMR (in-network in RI, AL, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in RI, AL, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan (in-network in RI, AL, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (60min)
  • Initial session:$225 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Client testimonials

"Dr. Silvers was open and friendly!"
- Zencare client February 2021
"Our call was informative and open-ended. I was given good information and options on how I’d like to proceed."
- Zencare client October 2020
"The call was informative and easy!"
- Zencare client September 2020