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Our Team

We are a dedicated team of New York based psychologists and social workers

We offer a warm, focused, and interactive approach to therapy. Our expertise is grounded in evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques, attachment work, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

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Basha Silver, Psy.D.
Founder and Director

Dr. Basha Silver is a New York State licensed clinical psychologist and the founder and director of Silver Therapy Group. Her areas of expertise include anxiety (social anxiety, panic, phobias, uncontrollable worry), OCD, and depression. She also specializes in reproductive-related mental health challenges (e.g. infertility, postpartum depression and anxiety, pregnancy loss), parenting concerns, and relationship transitions such as marriage and divorce. Additionally, she enjoys working with individuals navigating challenges related to young adulthood, including dating concerns, the adjustment to college, and early career anxieties.

 

Dr. Silver is a New York City native and obtained her bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and doctoral degree from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. Throughout her career she has worked in a variety of settings, including hospitals, college counseling centers, and private practices. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Cognitive Therapy for Women Psychological Services, where she received advanced training in women’s mental health. In addition to maintaining a private practice, she also provides clinical supervision to doctoral students at the New School for Social Research and Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology.

 

In her free time she enjoys cooking, painting, and hiking.

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Alexandra Bennett, LCSW

Staff Clinician

Alexandra Bennett is a New York state licensed master social worker.  She received both her bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology and master’s in social work from New York University. Her areas of expertise include working with children and teens, anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, and eating disorders.

 

Alexandra utilizes modalities such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and psychodynamic therapy.

Alexandra is originally from London, England and moved to New York to study at NYU. She has completed training at a wide variety of settings including hospitals, mental health clinics, and social service agencies. In addition to her work at Silver Therapy Group, Alexandra works as a school counselor at the Windward School. In her free time, you can find her playing tennis, trying new coffee shops, and traveling. 

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Kalya Castillo, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist

    Dr. Kalya Castillo is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in anxiety and depression related to areas such as relationships, family, multicultural (i.e. race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality) issues, adolescent/young adult identity development, career, and academics. She is also passionate about working with women navigating issues pertaining to perinatal concerns, motherhood, work-life balance, and burnout. In therapy, she aims to work collaboratively with clients and uses an approach which integrates psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral techniques. Dr. Castillo conducts neuropsychological evaluations for a range of diagnoses, including learning disorders, AD/HD, and intellectual disabilities. 

    In addition to her private practice, Dr. Castillo also works at Jacobi Medical Center, where she provides trauma-focused treatment to individuals struggling with substance abuse. She is also an adjunct instructor at Lehman College.

    Dr. Castillo grew up in New York City. She completed her clinical experience within a variety of settings that include school-based clinics, college counseling centers, and hospitals. In her free time, Dr. Castillo enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and exploring fun New York City eateries.

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