Dr Ann-Louise Silver will close her office and retire on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. She is no longer accepting new patients or new referrals.

Dr. Ann-Louise Silver Office

Psychiatrist in Columbia Maryland

Dr. Ann-Louise S. Silver is a Johns Hopkins trained psychiatrist and psychoanalyst based in Columbia Maryland with over 40 years experience.  She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

  • Are you struggling with depression? Are you grieving? Has a physical illness affected you emotionally?
  • Do you feel stuck in a rut and your life lacks meaning? Are you looking for career advancement?
  • Do you suffer from a phobia? Are you plagued by anxiety or stress?
  • Do you have relationship issues you want to work out?

As a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, I can use psychotherapy to help you take better control of your life as you come to recognize your self-defeating patterns and find options you had not recognized. I provide individual and couples psychotherapy for adults and older adolescents. I also provide consultation to and supervision for clinicians who want to strengthen their own work. My practice is located conveniently in Columbia, Maryland.

With over 40 years experience as a Columbia, Maryland psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and psychotherapist, and 25 years as a Chestnut Lodge Hospital medical staff member, I can work with you increase your fortitude and self-awareness, and can work with you as you explore new options. You will have a clearer notion of your patterns in relationships. By exploring your past life you can become aware of old behaviors learned in childhood that are negatively affecting your life now.

Ann Silver Clips from film “Take These Broken Wings”

My approach to psychiatrist and psychotherapy is comprehensive, focusing on the whole individual, body, mind, and spirit. I am also a Columbia, Maryland psychiatrist so I can provide medication management along with psychotherapy. I particularly specialize in the treatment of depression, phobia, anxiety, personality disorder, and psychosis.

Feel free to explore my site where you will find more information about me as well as The Columbia Academy of Psychodynamics which I founded and headed for many years. Posted on this site are some of my papers about psychoanalysis and psychosis. Read about some of the psychiatrists and mental health practitioners whose works have influenced me and whose techniques I utilize: Frieda Fromm-Reichmann, Harry Stack Sullivan, Silvano Arieti, Sandor Ferenczi, and Harold Searles.