About Mallory Silberman
Mallory Silberman is a Licensed Social Worker, specializing in working with youth and adults with eating disorders and disordered eating. 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. 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. 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 approach. 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 work with eating disorder clients in PHP/IOP Programs and Private Practice. Mallory has developed and facilitated multiple binge eating disorder groups on an outpatient level utilizing mindfulness-based approaches, intuitive eating, DBT, “All foods fit model,” and a Health at Every Size Approach.
Clinical Interests and Approaches
Mallory continues to enjoy working with adults and adolescents struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating. She often provides therapy related to binge eating/emotional eating, body image issues, life transitions, self-esteem, relationship issues, anxiety, and depression.
Mallory works from a mindfulness and strengths-based approach to foster change. She individualizes treatment with each client to set manageable goals, talk through struggles, and develop strategies to cope and enhance one’s life. She continues to incorporate intuitive eating and utilize a Health at Every Size (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 has a strong belief in promoting recovery from eating disorders, both in individual and social context. 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 field.