Anthony Silver is the founder and executive director of Gray Matters. He is a highly experienced psychotherapist, and is board certified in both neurofeedback and functional brain imaging (qEEG). He is one of only a handful of 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 treatment and research. Under his direction, Gray Matters has made over 10,000 brain recordings, showing the distinct functional profiles of a range of issues, including ADHD, Anxiety. PTSD and Concussion – with significant implications for the way such issues can be diagnosed and treated.
He has successfully treated thousands of children and adults with both neurofeedback and psychotherapy. He has been a guest lecturer at various universities, been published in numerous publications and he has made many appearances on TV. He assisted in the development of the Network Injury Index; a revolutionary brain imaging tool that allows for the accurate assessment and tracking of concussion. He is actively involved in Gray Matters’ current research, developing improved technology for concussion baseline and post-injury assessment.
Anthony is the author of Making the Invisible Visible (available mid 2020), which describes how functional brain imaging radically changes our approach to diagnosis and treatment. He is also a contributing author in Dr. Audrey Paul’s 2020 book: Concussion – Your Game Plan to Recovery.
“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.”