MALLORY SILBERMAN, LCSW
Mallory Silberman (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Co-Founder of Authentically You Eating Disorder Counseling, and specializes in the treatment of Eating Disorders.
Mallory has substantial experience working with eating disorder clients. Mallory Started her career as an eating disorder therapist working in inpatient and residential treatment facilities that specialized in Eating Disorder treatment, and co-occurring disorders. She then worked for an Intensive Outpatient Eating Disorder Program (IOP). During Mallory’s time working in higher levels of care, she worked with Adults and Adolescents through individual therapy and group therapy. Mallory was instrumental in the development of the binge eating disorder program at a residential treatment facility she worked at utilizing Mindfulness, Health At Every Size (HAES), and Intuitive Eating approaches. She has continued to focus the majority of her work with treating Binge Eating Disorder, and working with those that are in larger bodies through individual therapy, facilitating binge eating disorder support groups, and facilitating intuitive eating psychoeducational groups in an outpatient setting, in private practice. Mallory is currently working towards her Certification as an Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS). Mallory also works with client’s that struggle with body image issues, disordered eating, self-esteem issues, weight concerns, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Life Transitions.
Mallory utilizes an integrative approach to therapy. It is important for her to recognize each individual client, has their own unique set of needs and goals, and she utilizes that to guide the treatment process. Mallory practices from a Health At Every Size (HAES) framework, mixed with evidence based treatment modalities, which include: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and Psychodynamic Therapy. Mallory also utilizes intuitive eating, narrative therapy, and a strengths based approach to foster change. Mallory strives to create a safe, and nurturing space to build trust for one’s authentic self to shine through. She wants to help you tell your story, and build the story that you want to live for yourself. Mallory strives to foster acceptance in one’s body, and that one doesn’t have to change their body to have a better relationship with it, or be worthy.
Mallory is described as someone who “get’s it,” as she struggled with her own eating disorder. She recognizes that everyone’s journey of recovery looks different, but she is passionate about helping others recover from an eating disorder because she knows it is possible. It is Mallory’s mission in the work that she does to help others know, and learn that they can live a life free from an eating disorder, and that who you are, as you are, is good enough.
Mallory has been a guest at many Schools, Treatment Centers, Walk Ceremonies with The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), the Phoenix Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) for speaking engagements related to eating disorders and recovery. Mallory has been featured on WGN News, and featured in The Chicago Tribune, and Buffalo Grove Countryside for her advocacy work in the eating disorder field.
Mallory is currently working towards her Certification as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS). She is a current member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the Heartland Chapter of The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). Mallory served on the Junior board when she was a student for the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD).