Melanie Silver

Melanie Silver

Program Director, Fl

Melanie Silver attained her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Psychology from The New School for Social Research in 2013 and 2014, respectively. During her schooling, Melanie studied a diverse range of cognitive and behavioral therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Processing Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Harm Reduction strategies. She interned at Bellevue Hospital, researching Post-Traumatic Stress at the World Trade Center Mental Health Program, as well as at TARA, a New York City-based national helpline for Borderline Personality Disorder. Melanie has a passion for helping others. She is thrilled to be joining New Directions and to be working with such an impressive interdisciplinary team. While at school, Melanie wrote her thesis on the significant influence of Therapeutic Alliances between clinician and patient, and values the opportunity to form one-on-one relationships with each student. In her free time, Melanie enjoys reading fiction, singing, going to the movies, and spending time with her friends and family.