Elianna Platt, MA, LMSW

Social Worker, Anxiety Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute

Elianna Platt, MA, LMSW



  • Andi Silverman , Staff Associate

    (646) 625-4277

  • Elianna Platt, MA, LMSW, is a social worker in the Selective Mutism Service at the Child Mind Institute. She specializes in evaluating and treating children with selective mutism, including vital training for family and the school community that ensures all caregivers in a child’s life can be treatment partners.

    Ms. Platt has helped children in diverse settings including school based treatment centers, community outreach programs and outpatient clinics. She is trained in motivational interviewing (MI) to support her patients’ growth in academic and social environments, as well as in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help children overcome anxiety and behavioral challenges. In addition to her clinical skills, Ms. Platt has experience running groups and seminars for parents and teachers who seek behavior management tools.

    Ms. Platt is passionate about helping young people overcome challenges and be successful by building resilience. Her graduate research explores the effects of praise and MI on enhancing children’s academic and social development.  Ms. Platt is committed to fostering harmonious parent child relationships and is dedicated to empowering parents and children toward successful treatment outcomes.


    • Intern, McSilver Institute for Poverty and Policy Research, New York
    • Intern, Anna C. Scott School, New Jersey
    • Student Support Specialist, Go Project, New York
    • Teacher’s Assistant, Early Childhood Center, Sarah Lawrence College, New York
    • Volunteer Intern, Child Center for Anxiety Disorders, Boston University, Massachusetts


    • LMSW, Silver School of Social Work, New York University
    • MA, Child Development, Sarah Lawrence College
    • BA, Psychology, Yeshiva University