Meet Our Therapists

Our diverse team of therapists is qualified, experienced, and accepting new clients.

Emily Cook Therapy features five diverse relationship counseling experts, each with their own story and expertise. Our couple therapists, individual counselors, family therapists, and child therapy specialists provide a safe, comfortable, and trusting environment for healing and growth in our Bethesda, MD counseling office. We know the relationship you build with your therapist is one of the most important factors in achieving positive outcomes from counseling. We prioritize good fit between therapist and client. It’s very important to us that you feel well taken care of.

You can also read about what to expect from therapy in Bethesda, MD, including our session fees and how we can easily help you submit SuperBills for out-of-network reimbursement.

  • Emily Cook, PhD

    Owner & Founding Therapist
    • Independent Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
    • Couple Therapy, Individual Therapy, and Family Therapy
    • Discernment Counseling
    • Premarital Counseling, PREPARE/ENRICH certified
    • Wedding Officiant Services
    • Expertise: Repairing Couples’ Connection, Discernment Counseling, Transition to New Parenthood
    • Emily is the author of The Marriage Counseling Workbook
    • Emily is available for therapy in Bethesda, MD by appointment.
  • Kaitlin Doyle, MS

    Marriage and Family Therapist
    • Independent Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
    • Joined Emily Cook Therapy in 2016
    • Couple Therapy, Individual Therapy, and Family Therapy
    • Premarital Counseling, PREPARE/ENRICH certified
    • Spanish Speaking
    • Expertise: Self-esteem/Self-worth, Relationship Skill Building, Trauma
    • Kaitlin is open for therapy in Bethesda, MD: Monday daytime/evening, Wednesday morning/daytime/evening, and Sunday daytime
  • Brian Livelsberger, MS

    Marriage and Family Therapist
    • Independent Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
    • Joined Emily Cook Therapy in 2018, expertise working with couples for the past 10 years
    • Couple Therapy, Family Therapy, and Individual Therapy
    • Premarital Counseling
    • Expertise: Cultivating Resolution / Mutual Understanding; Military Couples; Intercultural Relationships; Self-knowledge & Development
    • Brian is open for therapy in Bethesda, MD: Tuesday daytime/evening, Wednesday daytime/evening, and Thursday daytime/evening
  • Jocylynn Stephenson, MS

    Marriage and Family Therapist Therapist
    • Independent Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
    • Joined Emily Cook Therapy in 2015
    • Individual Therapy, Couple Therapy, and Family Therapy
    • Discernment Counseling
    • Premarital Counseling, PREPARE/ENRICH certified
    • Expertise: Anxiety/Stress Management, Self-Esteem and Identity Concerns, Family Conflict
    • Jocylynn is open for therapy in Bethesda, MD: Tuesday afternoon/evening, Thursday afternoon/evening, and Saturday daytime
  • Anna White, MS

    Marriage and Family Therapist
    • Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
    • Certified Family Trauma Professional
    • Joined Emily Cook Therapy in 2017
    • Play Therapy, Adolescent Counseling, Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Trauma Therapy, and Parent Coaching
    • Expertise: Childhood Trauma, Childhood Behavioral Difficulties, Adolescent/Young Adult Anxiety and Depression, Adult Mental Health, Coping with Chronic Illness, Medical Trauma (all ages)
    • Anna is open for therapy in Bethesda, MD: Tuesday afternoon/evening, Thursday afternoon/evening, Friday afternoon/evening, Saturday daytime

Ready to get started with Bethesda, MD therapy services? Give us a call! We’re looking forward to hearing from you.