Eating Disorder Therapist
Mallory Silberman is a Licensed Social Worker, and Eating Disorder Therapist. She specializes in counseling teens and adults with eating disorders and disordered eating, while also providing general mental health counseling for mood and anxiety disorders. Mallory treats clients at South Barrington and the Chicago Loop locations.
Education and Training
Mallory Silberman received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and then completed her Masters in Social Work from Aurora University, in the Chicago Suburbs. Her research focused on the correlation of Trauma and Eating Disorders.
While Mallory was in graduate school, she worked at AMITA Health’s inpatient Eating Disorder and Self-Injury unit, in Hoffman Estates, IL. She treated youth and adults in both individual and group settings. Mallory completed her clinical internship for her MSW at Timberline Knolls, on the Eating Disorder Specialist Team. On that team, she worked with adults and adolescents with eating disorders, binge eating disorder, trauma, and mood disorders. In addition to facilitating a number of groups, she was instrumental in developing the Binge Eating Disorder Program. In that program, she utilized a mindfulness, intuitive eating, and Health at Every Size (HAES) approaches. Mallory also provided families with education and support for their loved ones struggling with an eating disorder.
After Mallory received her Masters and License in Social work, she has continued to provide therapy for clients with eating disorders in PHP/IOP Programs and Private Practice, in the Chicago area. Mallory has developed and facilitated multiple binge eating disorder groups on an outpatient level, utilizing mindfulness-based approaches, intuitive eating, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), “All foods fit model,” and a Health at Every Size Approach (HAES).
Mallory currently practices under the direct supervision of Dr. Devlin. She is currently working toward her LCSW and her Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) Designation.
Clinical Interests and Approaches
As an Eating Disorder Therapist, Mallory continues to enjoy working with adults and adolescents struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating. She identifies as a HAES therapist and often provides therapy related to binge eating/emotional eating, body image issues, life transitions, self-esteem, relationship issues, anxiety, and depression. Mallory is particularly interested in helping people with larger bodies learn to love and accept themselves.
Mallory works from mindfulness and strengths-based approaches to foster change. She individualizes treatment with each client to set manageable goals, talk through struggles, and develop strategies to cope and enhance their lives. She incorporates intuitive eating and utilizes a HAES approach, as well as Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in her work. Mallory strives to helping clients integrate their authentic self in their everyday life.
Mallory strongly believes in promoting recovery from eating disorders, both in individual and social contexts. Mallory is currently working towards becoming a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) with the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IADEP). She is currently a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), as well as a member of the Heartland chapter of IAEDP. As a student, she served on the Junior Board at the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD).
Mallory has been featured on WGN, as well as featured in the Chicago Tribune and Buffalo Grove Countryside for her efforts in the eating disorder community. Mallory has also been a guest for multiple National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) Walk Ceremonies. She continues to do advocacy work in the eating disorder recovery field.