Brian Livelsberger, LCMFT
Brian Livelsberger, MS, Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist
Brian Livelsberger earned a Master’s of Science degree from the University of Maryland’s top ranked Marriage and Family Therapy program. Brian’s undergraduate degree is from Dickinson College, where he studied Russian and International Studies, and where he later returned to complete his high school teaching certificate. He is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT) in Maryland and Virginia. Brian is approved by the State of Maryland and AAMFT (the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy) as a Marriage and Family Therapy Supervisor.
Brian has over 11 years of clinical experience working with couples, families, and individuals. He has worked within a variety of settings including: a Youth Services Bureau, a community mental health clinic, and the Department of Defense. Most recently, Brian was employed as a Couples & Marriage Therapist at the Army’s former Marriage and Family Therapy program.
Brian specializes in the treatment of couples of all ages and stages including those who are: newly dating, engaged, married, separated. Treatment areas include working with couples who are struggling with: infidelity, contemplating break-up, separation/divorce or marriage, co-parenting, and/or adjustment to life circumstances or stages, or changes.
Brian believes that psychological discomfort, ranging from mild irritation to intense despair, prompts us to examine how aspects of our lives may need to be altered. He collaborates with clients to identify problems, cultivate increased awareness and to examine root causes of pain and distress.
Brian is an active and integrative practitioner. He values each person’s unique life experiences and circumstances and tailors treatment accordingly to help clients achieve goals. Therapy modalities utilized in his practice include: Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
Brian has completed advanced training in couples therapy modalities including, the Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) Externship and the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy (GMCT) Level I Training. Additionally, he greatly values learning and has attended seminars on grief, insomnia, depression, anxiety, and adjustment related difficulties.