Michael E. Silverstein, Ph.D., Owner
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Michael Silverstein, Ph.D. works with individuals and couples to help them reduce symptoms, improve coping skills and develop a better quality of life. He utilizes the latest research-supported, “evidence-based” therapies, including Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
He provides traditional psychotherapy with adults and couples and also has availability for intensive, marathon sessions with couples.
Dr. Silverstein is co-owner of Main Line Counseling Partners and a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience helping individuals and couples thrive, develop and grow. He understands what leads to problems such as interpersonal conflict, anxiety, depression, angry acting-out, chronic indecision and substance abuse, and he knows how to help.
Michael Silverstein’s Approach
He strongly believes that his clients are the experts in their own lives and works with them to set specific, achievable goals. As human beings, we often already possess the solutions to our own problems without realizing it, and are unable to access or apply those solutions due to specific barriers such as anxiety, lack of resources and support, or simply not yet knowing how.
He works collaboratively to create a safe and supportive environment for people who are feeling distress, and guides them to access their own answers and avoid previously hurtful thoughts and behaviors. He has a warm approachable demeanor along with an active style in which he encourages clients to become more comfortable trusting their emotions and intuitions.
Michael Silverstein’s Experience
Dr. Silverstein transitioned in 2016 from part-time to full-time practice at Main Line Counseling Partners after retiring from Rowan University’s Counseling and Psychological Services, where he served as the Coordinator of Training and an Assistant Director. Prior to that, he spent eight years as Senior Psychologist and Training Coordinator at Temple University’s Tuttleman Counseling Center. He has also held positions as Clinical Coordinator and Acting Director of partial hospital programs in Connecticut and at Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment in Philadelphia.
He possesses a keen interest in psychotherapy training and supervision, which includes constantly learning and growing from his work with graduate and post-graduate student interns. He is licensed as a psychologist in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and holds the Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and other Substance Use Disorders from the American Psychological Association. He has a BA from Brown University, MA in Counseling from New York University, and MA and Ph.D degrees in Clinical Psychology from University of Connecticut (Go Huskies!).
Areas of Expertise
To get a better sense of who Dr. Silverstein is as a therapist read this interview by Elizabeth Helen Spencer: “People are the experts on their own lives: a conversation with Michael E. Silverstein.”