On Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy:

Psychotherapy is a practice of putting our interior lives into language — the things we generally have a difficult time speaking are often the things that cause us to suffer, feel depressed, or create anxiety in our lives. Many people find that creating space in our day-to-day lives to speak and to be heard by a thoughtful, compassionate, curious, and interested professional alleviates these negative experiences and allows us to live fuller, more complex and more meaningful lives.

Unfortunately for those of us looking for therapists, particularly for the first time, I suspect that psychotherapy is largely something that is best understood experientially.  It is hard to boil that experience down to a soundbite. And that makes finding a therapist or a version of therapy that feels comfortable, useful and important quite hard.

My work centers around creating a serious, interesting, useful, and safe space to begin exploring the depths of what causes you to suffer, or the things that one cannot yet speak that create a feeling of being trapped, stuck, or blocked.


On Consultations, Fees, & Practice:

In my practice, I have made it a point to see a diverse group of patients across a number of boundaries, be it gender, age, sexuality, race or diagnosis—working with individuals, couples and families. I have written about hoarding, Lacan, Freud and the Belgian painter, René Magritte (some of my published writing can be seen here). I am the associate editor of the peer-reviewed journal Modern Psychoanalysis and on the editorial board of The Candidate Journal. I am on the faculty and/or administration of the New York Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, and the Manhattan Institute of Psychoanalysis.

As part of my practice, I do not charge for consultations should they result in us deciding not to work together, so we may begin to explore treatment in a way that doesn’t feel overly-committal. We might discuss what brings you to treatment and your history, the fee, any questions or concerns you have about psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, or me, of course. My fee is generally flexible and I work hard to accommodate, treat and refer all patients in any/all financial circumstances.

I would be delighted to meet you and work with you, and I am passionate about finding a way in which psychotherapy might be affordable, enjoyable, safe, and rewarding to you!


Offices & Contact:

1115 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10010

Ditmas Park
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11230

e: mmsilverman@gmail.com
t: +1 (347) 807-5870