Services & Philosophy

Dr. Mary Alice Silverman has devoted her private practice primarily to the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents, with an emphasis on collaboration with parents and schools. Her strong focus on the integration of family and educational settings makes her approach to intervention distinctive, sensible, and productive. Her particular areas of interest include parent consultation, the assessment and treatment of younger children, families coping with major stressors (such as divorce, illness, or death), and anxiety disorders. Her therapy approach is integrative and pragmatic, incorporating play-based, cognitive-behavioral, supportive, and dynamic approaches.

Education & Training

Dr. Silverman received her B.A. in Psychology from Duke University, her M.A. in Child Development from Tufts University, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Catholic University, with an emphasis in child and family psychology. She did her doctoral internship at The University of Maryland Medical Center, which included year-long rotations at the School Mental Health Program, Center for Young Children, Children's Day Hospital, and the Pediatric Emergency Department. She worked for over five years at the Wake Kendall Group before starting her own private practice.

In July 2011 Dr. Silverman joined the partnership of the Washington Psychological Center. The Washington Psychological Center , established in 1977, is dedicated to providing a range of clinical services to the greater Washington, D.C., community, including assessment, consultation, and psychotherapy. Additional information about WPC can be found at