Lauren Silberstein, PhD, LP, (she/her/hers), has been working as a clinical psychologist at The Emily Program since 2016. She currently provides outpatient individual and group therapy for adults and substance use assessments for adults and adolescents. In addition to her expertise in the treatment of eating disorders and substance use disorders, her interests include grief, trauma, suicidality, identity issues, and the human-animal bond. Dr. Silberstein also is committed to and experienced in working with underserved populations.
Dr. Silberstein provides a nonjudgmental and supportive space in which clients can be seen and heard as well experience and learn about themselves. Her approach to therapy is strongly influenced by her beliefs in the power of relationships and every individual’s capacity to heal and grow. She draws from different psychological theories (e.g., relational, existential, CBT, EMDR, motivational interviewing, ego state, psychodynamic) in order to meet each client’s current needs and preferences.
Dr. Silberstein attended St. Bonaventure University in New York for her undergraduate education, double majoring in journalism and psychology. She earned both her MA and PhD in clinical psychology at Howard University, a top-ranked historically Black university, located in Washington, D.C. Her first postdoctoral fellowship experience was at The Menninger Clinic in Texas, where she received training in chronic mental illness, group therapy, and personality assessment. Afterward, she completed two years of training in substance use disorder assessment and treatment, group therapy, and psychoanalytic theory at Cornerstone Behavioral Health in Wyoming. As a lifelong learner, Dr. Silberstein continues to prioritize her professional development.