Anthony Silver is the Executive Director of Gray Matters. He holds Master Degrees in both Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy, and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He is Board-Certified Neurofeedback Clinician, a Fellow of the Biofeedback Certification Alliance and one of only a handful of expert clinicians in the U.S. awarded Diplomate status by the International QEEG Certification Board.
Anthony has played a pioneering role in the integration of functional brain imaging (qEEG) in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, making Gray Matters a regional center for diagnosis, treatment and research. He assisted in the development of the Network Injury Index, a revolutionary brain imaging tool that allows for the accurate assessment of concussion based on measured brain activity. He is actively involved in Gray Matters’ current research into the treatment of Autism, and screening for CTE in current and retired NFL players.
He has successfully treated thousands of children and adults with both neurofeedback and psychotherapy. He regularly consults with leading figures in the field, is a frequent source for consultation and mentoring, and is a guest lecturer at Fairfield University. His own work has been published nationally, he has been interviewed in numerous publications and has made many appearances on TV.
Anthony is the author of Making the Invisible Visible: How Mapping Brain Function Revolutionizes the Diagnosis and Treatment of Concussion, ADHD and Other Cognitive Disorders, available in early 2018.
“My goal with Gray Matters is to use neuroscience to transform the way we approach mental health. Modern brain imaging allows us to see and measure brain activity, revolutionizing the way we diagnose and treat mental health issues. Our mission is to use these tools to bring diagnosis and treatment into the 21st century; to make confident diagnoses based on measured brain function, rather than symptoms alone, and to improve brain function to make these diagnoses obsolete.
I am passionate about changing the narrative with mental disorders, especially with children. Too many children are labelled with a disorder, which then becomes part of their identity – and a statement of their limited potential. Our knowledge of neuroplasticity, and our ability to harness it as a force for change, makes such labelling outmoded. I am proud of our success in transforming the lives of thousands of children and adults, empowering them with the possibility of change.”