Dr. Dana Lipsky
Dr. Lipsky works together with individuals and couples to set goals, examine difficulties and find realistic solutions that provide relief and clarity. She utilizes a warm interactive approach to treatment and incorporates empathy, honesty, and a sense of humor to create a comfortable environment. Because the way we think impacts the way we feel, individuals are taught skills to identify, challenge, and modify negative thinking. In her work with couples, she provides strategies to improve communication, manage conflict, solidify trust and enhance intimacy.
Dr. Thanjina Ahmed
Dr. Ahmed provides individuals with the tools needed to enable forward life direction. She provides a warm, caring, and supportive environment and works collaboratively with clients to identify goals and come up with effective solutions. Dr. Ahmed recognizes that each individual has a unique perspective, and thus provides clients with targeted strategies to best fit individual needs.
Dr. Lindsay Anmuth
Dr. Anmuth helps clients gain insight through self-reflection in order to identify challenges and set life goals. She takes an integrative approach to treatment and provides clients with a multitude of skills to achieve goals. Dr. Anmuth works with couples to identify strengths and weaknesses, improve communication, and increase trust, intimacy, and closeness.
Brian Livelsberger, LCMFT
Brian Livelsberger, LCMFT focuses on the depth of experience that individuals bring to therapy, whether working with couples, families, or individuals. He seeks to understand and optimize each person’s unique strengths and specifically tailors treatment to help clients achieve their goals. He is a collaborative and respectful clinician who draws upon a comprehensive foundation of practical experience and theoretical knowledge. Because no two individuals or relationships are alike, he carefully considers each client’s specific needs and circumstances to enhance treatment outcomes. Brian specializes in working with couples of all stages.
Dr. Laurie Paul
Dr. Paul helps clients gain understanding so that they can feel more in control of their emotions, and by extension, their lives. If it seems like your life is going down a path that feels out of sync with who you truly are, Dr. Paul can help you understand how you got here and how to get back on track. She works with people of all sexual and gender orientations, racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds. Dr. Paul is bilingual and provides individual and couples therapy in both Spanish and English.
Dr. Lana W. Ross
Dr. Ross believes in helping individuals and couples gain insight and make behavioral changes to improve well-being. She believes empathy is important in the therapeutic alliance and she strives to create a safe space where client(s) can feel comfortable in therapy and actively engage in treatment. Her approach to therapy is based in cognitive-behavioral (CBT) theory, but is also flexible and pragmatic, in order to meet each individual’s treatment needs. With couples, Dr. Ross primarily utilizes the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy and she provides couples with strategies to enhance their friendship, improve communication, strengthen trust, and manage conflict effectively.
Dr. Jamie West
Dr. West utilizes a collaborative and integrative therapeutic approach to treatment. She works with teens, adults, couples and families. Dr. West helps her clients identify challenges, discover maladaptive patterns, and learn the skills needed to make positive life changes. Dr. West supports her clients on the journey of self-reflection and helps them gain insight to develop and sustain enhanced and fulfilling relationships.
Dr. Erica Vien
Dr. Vien utilizes warmth and compassion to empower her clients to develop self-compassion and acceptance. She utilizes a wide range of evidence-based treatment modalities to help clients achieve symptom alleviation and increased self-confidence. In her work with couples, she aims to create an open environment where both partners feel heard, respected and valued. She is a dedicated clinician and greatly values each individual’s unique personal experience and cultural identity.
Michelle Scalia, MSW
Ms. Scalia obtained a Masters in Social Work from the University of Baltimore School of Social Work, Baltimore, MD as well as a Bachelors in Human Development from SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton, NY. She has 8 years of experience in the field of social work and child welfare. Specifically, Ms. Scalia worked as a Foster Care Caseworker for Anne Arundel County and a Court Appointed Special Advocate Supervisor for CASA of Montgomery County. Ms. Scalia has completed HIPPA training to keep abreast of the latest confidentiality guidelines and is a valued member of the MPS PLLC team. She assists with client scheduling, invoicing, billing, and other important administrative tasks to help MPS run smoothly. She can be reached directly via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.