• 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?

Psychotherapy can 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 Columbia, MD individual and couples psychotherapy for adults and older adolescents, and consultation and supervision for clinicians who want to strenghten their own work.

With over 40 years experience as a Columbia, Maryland 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 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, Dr. Ann-Louise Silver and also The Columbia Academy of Psychodynamics which I currently head. Posted on this site are over 10 of my articles and papers about psychoanalysis and psychosis which you can comment on. Read about some of my influences and the psychiatrists whose techniques I utilize: Frieda Fromm-Reichmann, Harry Stack Sullivan, Silvano Arieti, Sandor Ferencz, and Harold Searles.