Kathleen Silver is a psychotherapist in Summit, NJ, working with individuals of all ages and stages, as well as couples, and people coping with illness. She specializes in anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, and relationship concerns.
In her work with couples, Kathleen uses Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) techniques to help couples clarify unhealthy relationship habits and develop new ways to communicate and reconnect.
Kathleen also works with individuals dealing with cancer or other serious medical issues. Having recovered from cancer herself, she brings both personal and professional experience to her work with individuals and families navigating serious illness. Kathleen believes in the power of the mind-body connection, and coaches clients in mindfulness techniques to create self-compassion and stress-reduction.
Drawing on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) approaches, Kathleen helps clients explore the connections between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. With insight on these connections, clients are able to make changes that reduce anxiety, increase their sense of productivity, and create healthier connections with people in their lives.
Kathleen received her BA from Georgetown University and her MSW from NYU Silver School of Social Work. She is currently enrolled in externship training for Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy.
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
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Chronic illness counseling - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
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JFS Metrowest, 2015 - 2020
Summit Oaks Psychiatric Hospital, 2013 - 2015
Tuscan Elementary School, 2011
Summit Oaks Psychiatric Hospital, 2009
Pathways Breast Cancer Support, 2008
NYU Silver School of Social Work, MSW, 2012
Claremont University, MBA, 1992
Georgetown University, BA, 1987