Kathleen  Silver
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Kathleen Silver

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW
New Jersey Accepting Online
Summit Accepting In-person
Updated June 27, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples counseling
  • Chronic illness counseling
  • Relationships
  • Mindfulness

Professional statement

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 The Gottman Method 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.

Message to clients

I believe we are all made for connection... connection with others and connection with ourselves. Life brings so many changes and transitions, some of which can leave us feeling disconnected, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how to make things better.

I strive to create a safe and comfortable space where you feel heard and understood. My style is warm, compassionate and non-judgmental. I listen attentively and work collaboratively with my clients, seeking to understand their experiences and tailor therapy to their unique needs and goals.

I have always been deeply curious about people, their struggles, and how to help them feel more grounded, fulfilled, and engaged in their lives. I welcome the opportunity to meet you and explore this process with you.


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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Kathleen Silver 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: $175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $175
  • Initial session: $200 (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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly


Summit practice
45 River Road, Suite 4, Summit, New Jersey 07901
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


New Jersey: 44SC05804100