Adjunct Professor Paul Silverman

Paul Silverman

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Paul Silverman is a licensed psychotherapist and has been working in the mental health field since 1998. He teaches on the Adjunct Faculty of the Counseling Psychology graduate program at the University of San Francisco and supervises training clinicians at Haight Ashbury Psychological Services. Paul has also served previously as Clinical Director for The SAGE Project, an agency specializing in trauma work and trauma-informed care.

Paul teaches and lectures about counseling issues regularly to both training therapists and the general public, with such organizations as Haight-Ashbury Psychological Services, Marin Community Mental Health, University of San Francisco, Tenderloin Health, San Francisco Bay Area Physician Assistants, and the San Francisco International Film Festival.


  • Cognitive-Behavioral and Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Counseling Law & Ethics


  • University of San Francisco, MA in Counseling Psychology, 2006
  • Northwestern University, MA in Performance Studies, 1989
  • Northwestern University, BS in Speech, 1988

Prior Experience

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
  • Clinical Director, The SAGE Project
  • Alliant International University, Clinical Counseling Program, Internship Coordinator
  • Clinical Supervisor, Haight Ashbury Psychological Services

Awards & Distinctions

  • University of San Francisco Distinguished Adjunct Teaching Award, 2020