Meet Our Staff
- David Filipowski, Ph.D
- Lindsay Fought, Psy.D.
- Carlye Kincaid, Ph.D.
- Meredith Kolk-Tomberlin, LCSW, ACSW
- Stephanie B. Rodelander, ACSW, LCSW
- Alexandra Scott, Psy.D.
- Jordan Wade, Ph.D.
- Sandra Wartski, Psy.D.
Eli Jerchower, Psy.D.
Eli Jerchower, Psy.D. grew up in northern New Jersey. He came to North Carolina in 1989 and received his B.A. in psychology from North Carolina State University. Upon graduation, he provided direct care and on-call supervision for Division TEACCH at the Carolina Living and Learning Center, a residential farming facility for adults with autism in Pittsboro. He then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he obtained his M.Ed. in school psychology and became a nationally certified school psychologist. Dr. Jerchower worked as a school psychologist for two years in Orange County, NC before relocating to work as a school psychologist at the Washington International School, a bilingual private school in Georgetown. He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from George Washington University in 2002. After completing his internship and post-doc in neuropsychology at the Center for Preventive Psychiatry in White Plains, NY, Dr. Jerchower returned to North Carolina joining Silber Psychological Services in 2003 and becoming Director in 2014. Dr. Jerchower works with children and adolescents with a variety of difficulties, and he has special interests in behavioral and compliance issues, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, parenting issues, learning disabilities, anxiety, teen issues, divorce and childhood depression. He also has specialized training and experience in school-related issues and in providing psychological evaluations. Dr. Jerchower especially enjoys helping parents to create a supportive and loving, yet structured and disciplined family environment, as well as helping hard-to-reach and resistant adolescents plan and achieve their goals. He is also a certified Parent Coordinator and works to improve co-parenting skills in high conflict divorce. He is a licensed psychologist in North Carolina and is a member of the North Carolina Psychological Association (NCPA), the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. His professional activities include chair for the Membership Committee for the North Carolina Psychological Association.
David Filipowski, Ph.D.
David Filipowski, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Syracuse University. After completing his internship at the Hutchings Psychiatric Center, Dr. Filipowski joined Silber Psychological Services in 1988. He works primarily with teenagers and college-aged young adults, often working with those who are struggling with anxiety and depression as well as those who are having minor difficulties with the law. In addition, Dr. Filipowski enjoys working with gifted students, those with eating disorders, and young people who are struggling with interpersonal issues. He has a strong interest in psychological testing, using it to help families develop a better understanding of the academic and emotional needs of their youngsters. Dr. Filipowski has also been very active in organized psychology, being a past President of the North Carolina psychological Association (NCPA) and a past state representative of the governing Council of the American Psychological Association. He was appointed by the Wake County Board of Commissions to serve on the Human Services and Environmental Services Board from 2003 to 2011, where he participated as a member and chair of the Continuum of Care Committee which focuses on the mental health, substance abuse and developmental disability needs in Wake County.
Lindsay Fought, Psy.D.
Lindsay Fought, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist who received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Marshall University, an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited program. After completing her internship and post-doctoral residency at Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health in Ohio, she relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina in 2010 where she provided intense mental health services to children and adolescents at Central Regional Hospital, a state psychiatric hospital in Butner. Additionally, Dr. Fought serves as a Field Research Examiner for Pearson Clinical Assessment in which she evaluates volunteers as part of the standardization process for upcoming clinical testing measures.
Dr. Fought has extensive experience providing a variety of evidence-based therapeutic and assessment services and specializes in issues related to anxiety, mood, trauma, self-esteem, behavioral and noncompliance concerns, and interpersonal difficulties. She has advanced training in developmental evaluations including the comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Additionally, she has created and led a number of child and adolescent therapeutic groups focusing on stress management, emotional identification, coping skills for anxiety, and increasing problem solving and social skills.
Dr. Fought enjoys working closely with both her clients and their families as she feels passionately about creating collaborative relationships as well as increasing insight, internal motivation, and confidence in overcoming obstacles.
Carlye Kincaid, Ph.D.
Carlye Kincaid, Ph.D. is a child and family psychologist who received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After completing her internship training at Duke University’s Medical Center, Dr. Kincaid joined Silber Psychological Services in 2012. Dr. Kincaid’s primary orientation is in cognitive-behavioral therapy, and she has advanced training in evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. Additionally, Dr. Kincaid enjoys working with couples and families in order to improve communication and facilitate overall healthy family functioning. Dr. Kincaid has specialized experience working with parents to improve child behavior, particularly among younger children with ADHD and/or issues with noncompliance. Additionally, she has experience working with children with trauma histories, including physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Dr. Kincaid has training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and will be offering skills-based groups for early adolescents with emotional regulation difficulties. One of Dr. Kincaid’s main objectives is to help families identify the unique sources of strength that enable their own personal growth despite experiences with adversity, life stressors, and mental illness. Dr. Kincaid is passionate about helping children and families and is inspired daily to continue the work of fostering hope and growth in the midst of hardship.
Meredith Kolk-Tomberlin, LCSW, ACSW
Meredith Kolk-Tomberlin, LCSW, ACSW is a North Carolina licensed clinical social worker. She also holds certification as an independent social worker through the National Association of Social Workers. Meredith earned a Masters of Social Work from Florida State University (1992) and holds specialty certifications in school social work (NASW-NC) and divorce issues from Loyola Law School. Providing clinical social work services to children, adolescents, and families for over 20 years, she has extensive experience dealing with ADD, anxiety/OCD, depression/mood disorders, social/school adjustment and performance concerns. Treating eating disorders is of special interest to Meredith. She served as the director of both the Eating Disorder Partial Hospital Program and the Intensive Outpatient Program at Walden Behavioral Care, located outside Boston. Additionally, she contributed to Medical Director Dr. James Greenblatt’s book, Answers to Anorexia. Meredith has a special interest in families with adoptive children and blended families. In her clinical work, Meredith utilizes CBT, DBT, traditional behavioral modification approaches, thought and skill-based mindfulness, and family therapy. She believes in supporting and guiding families as a clinical partner through their challenges and assisting them in finding their unique strengths and opportunities for growth within their family systems.
Meredith has contributed to the National Association of Social Workers by serving as the NC State Co-Chair for School Social Work and as a member of two statewide teams for the NC Department of Public Instruction.
Stephanie B. Rodelander, ACSW, LCSW
Stephanie B. Rodelander, ACSW, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Stephanie was born and raised in Syracuse, N. Y. and earned an AB degree from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio in 1969. She earned her MSW from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1971. She began her work as a therapist at the W.H. Trentman Mental Health Center of Wake County that same year. Stephanie and Linda Silber, Ph.D met and worked together in that setting for three years. Stephanie joined Linda in private practice in 1976 and they have worked together since that time. Stephanie is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
Stephanie enjoys working with children and adolescents in group therapy. In the group setting she focuses on teaching social skills, healthy coping strategies and the development of personal insight. She also enjoys working with both children and adolescents in individual therapy on issues related to anxiety and depression. While working with children, Stephanie does collateral work with parents, helping them to learn more successful parenting skills to handle difficult behaviors and to develop insight into ways to improve their overall relationship with their children. In recent years, Stephanie has done more work with adult women regarding a wide variety of women’s issues. She enjoys working with late adolescents and college age students who are dealing with transitional issues of emancipation and identity. Stephanie also works with children and adults who are dealing with grief issues.
Alexandra Scott, Psy.D.
Alexandra Scott, Psy.D., completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Georgetown University. Dr. Scott obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Fuller School of Psychology in Pasadena, California. Dr. Scott has provided therapy in a variety of settings, including private practice, in-home, university counseling, community mental health and within a church counseling center. She has experience providing psychological assessments and therapy to clients with issues related to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorders, identity issues, parent-child interaction, learning disabilities, behavioral issues, trauma, grief, faith and spirituality, cultural issues and interpersonal concerns. Dr. Scott has significant experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds. She has a strong interest in working with clients who feel like they, “don’t fit in” and are seeking acceptance, connection, and belonging. Additionally, Dr. Scott is a former Division I soccer player and provides counseling to client’s facing challenges associated with the participation in competitive athletics.
Dr. Scott is passionate about providing interactive and solution-focused support to children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Her therapeutic approach is collaborative and empowering and she takes great pride in providing families with concrete information that helps them meet their goals and improve their overall quality of life.
Leigh Spivey, M.A.
Leigh Spivey, M.S., is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Leigh received her master’s degree from the University of Utah in 2016 and was thrilled to have the opportunity to return to her hometown of Raleigh to continue working toward her doctorate at UNC-CH. Leigh has received extensive training in evidence-based treatment and assessment for a variety of psychological concerns faced by children, adolescents, and their families. She has experience providing psychological assessments for diagnostic clarity, ADHD, learning disorders, giftedness, and early kindergarten placement. Before joining Silber, Leigh was a practicum student at the Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders at UNC Hospital where she provided diagnostic evaluations, led CBT-based group therapy, and provided individual therapy for patients on the inpatient unit. More recently, Leigh was a practicum student at the Duke Child and Family Study Center where she provided outpatient therapy for adolescents facing a variety of challenges, including depression, anxiety disorders, Tourette Syndrome and chronic tic disorders, adjustment to medical conditions, social concerns, and gender dysphoria. Leigh is passionate about providing affirmative, evidence-based care for gender and sexual minority youth (LGBTQ+) as they explore their identity, navigate relationships with family and peers, and overcome the unique stressors faced by members of a stigmatized minority group. She has received advanced training in providing gender-affirmative care for transgender and gender nonconforming children and adolescents, and she has worked closely with the Duke Child and Adolescent Gender Care Clinic. Leigh strives to build collaborative relationships with her clients and their families, and to empower them in learning effective ways to solve problems and work toward achieving their own goals.
Leigh is committed to advancing child and adolescent mental health, and she has served as the student representative on the executive board of the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (APA’s Division 53) for the past two years.
Jordan Wade, Ph.D.
Jordan Wade, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her doctoral degree from the University of Virginia. After completing her internship in pediatric psychology at Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Wade returned to North Carolina where she pursued postdoctoral training at Duke University’s Medical Center.
Dr. Wade has extensive experience in providing evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents with a variety of emotional and behavioral concerns, as well as those with complex medical conditions. She has advanced training in assessments for developmental disorders, particularly autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Wade also has experience leading social skills groups for children and adolescents with autism, as well as training in applied behavior analysis. Additionally, Dr. Wade enjoys working with young children and their parents to address a range of behavioral concerns including sleep, toileting, and tantrums. Dr. Wade strongly believes that clinical work should be a collaborative endeavor with the families with whom she works. She strives to create an active and engaging therapeutic experience for her clients, as well as one that builds upon clients’ existing strengths.
Although Dr. Wade’s past training includes time at U.VA. and Duke, she is an avid Tar Heel fan where she received her bachelor’s degree. In her free time, she is often exploring the Triangle with her children, eating good food, or traveling to the mountains of North Carolina where she was raised.
Sandra Wartski, Psy.D.
Sandra Wartski, Psy.D. completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Rochester and received her Doctorate in Psychology from Widener University. After interning at Media Child Guidance Clinic and The Renfrew Center, Dr. Wartski moved to Raleigh and joined Silber Psychological Services in 1993. As a licensed psychologist in North Carolina, Dr. Wartski has been conducting individual, family and group therapy, as well as psychoeducational evaluations, with special interests in mood disorders, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship issues and crisis intervention. She is also a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS). One of her favorite parts of being a therapist is the opportunity to build relationships allowing room for positive growth and change. Dr. Wartski also enjoys providing presentations and writing articles on a variety of mental health topics for both community groups and other professionals. Her primary professional volunteer activities have related to disaster mental health responding, serving as Disaster Response Network Coordinator for North Carolina and as Mental Health Lead at the Triangle Red Cross; more recently, she has served as President of the North Carolina Psychological Association (NCPA) and is now serving as President of the North Carolina Psychological Foundation.
Dr. Wartski has been honored to have received the North Carolina Psychological Foundation President’s Award, The Exceptional Volunteer Service Award from the American Red Cross and the “Heroes in the Fight” Award from the Coalition for Persons Disabled by Mental Illness.
Retired, Linda Silber, Ph.D.
Linda Silber, Ph.D. has retired from private practice and is no longer seeing patients. From the American Psychological Association, she has received the Karl Heiser Presidential award for advocacy on behalf of professional psychology. Dr. Silber is a strong supporter of people having access to mental health treatment. Formerly she has served on the North Carolina Psychology Association board as Insurance chairperson, Director of Professional Affairs, and later, President of North Carolina Psychological Association (NCPA).
Kevin Kane, Office Manager
Kevin Kane, Office Manager, joined the administrative staff as Office Manager in 1991, took a leave of absence in 1998, and then returned full time in December 2001. He has a BSBA in Healthcare Management from Appalachian State University and a BS in Accounting from UNC Wilmington. His prior work experience includes positions with surgical practices and in public accounting. As our office manager he is able to help you with your questions regarding insurance, appointments and other office questions. He is responsible for all aspects of the office running smoothly.
Tarsha Marshall, Assistant Office Manager
Tarsha Marshall, Assistant Office Manager, attended Saint Augustine’s College majoring in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems. She completed Medical Administration at ECPI Technical College. After having previously worked at a local pediatric practice, she joined the administrative staff in April of 1999 and works primarily in our Cary office.