Shira Lee Silver, LCSW
Shira Lee is very comforting and understanding. She explains different ways to handle stress and depression in detail and has helped me overcome some tough times in my life. I do strongly believe I’m better able to handle situations more easily due to our sessions.
Shira Lee believes that there is no one-size-fits-all therapeutic approach and therefore works with her clients to find the approach that best suits his/her needs to help the client achieve success.
Shira Lee earned a master’s degree from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and a B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University. Since graduating social work school, she has worked in clinical settings providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. Shira Lee aims to create a warm and supportive therapy environment where clients feel understood and validated. She has worked with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family issues, grief and bereavement, substance abuse, trauma, and career challenges. She works from a strength-based, relational, and psychodynamic perspective.
Shira Lee is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Functional Family Therapy (FFT). She also incorporates elements of mindfulness and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) into her work. She believes that there is no one-size-fits-all therapeutic approach and therefore works with her clients to find the approach that best suits his/her needs to help the client achieve success. She also believes that the therapeutic alliance, the bond and trust between client and therapist, is at the crux of achieving positive change.
Shira Lee also has experience facilitating group psychotherapy. As she is particularly interested in the interconnectedness of mind and body, she has led a Self-Care & Wellness group. Additionally, she has facilitated a Coping with Loss group designed for those learning to cope with grief, loss, and bereavement.