About Emily Cook Therapy

About Our Practice

Emily Cook Therapy opened its doors to the Montgomery County / Washington DC metro area in summer 2014 and its experienced relationship therapists have been collectively providing clinical therapy services for more than 20 years. We are conveniently located in downtown Bethesda, MD, within walking distance of the Red Line Bethesda Metro station and public/private garage parking.

Meet Our Therapists

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

Emily Cook Therapy features seven 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.

You can also read about what to expect from therapy in Bethesda, MD, including our session fees and how we can help you submit for out-of-network reimbursement. You are also invited to send us a message or schedule a free telephone consultation!

Come, let’s sit together and talk. We’re here to help you make positive, lasting changes and repair and enrich your lives and relationships. Book an appointment today!


Owner & Founding Therapist
Emily Cook, PhD - Therapist in Bethesda MD

Emily Cook, PhD

  • Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Owner of Emily Cook Therapy & Founding 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
Senior Therapist
Brian Livelsberger, MS - Therapist in Bethesda MD

Brian Livelsberger, MS

  • Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Senior Therapist, joined Emily Cook Therapy in 2018
  • 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
Staff Therapists
Kaitlin Doyle from Emily Cook Therapy

Kaitlin Doyle, MS

  • Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Staff 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: Sunday daytime, Wednesday afternoon/evening
Lindsey Foss, LCMFT

Lindsey Foss, MS

  • Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Staff Therapist, joined Emily Cook Therapy in 2017
  • Individual Therapy, Couple Therapy, and Family Therapy
  • Discernment Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling, PREPARE/ENRICH certified
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Expertise: Family-of-origin Issues, Life Transitions, Deepening Couple Intimacy
  • Lindsey is open for therapy in Bethesda, MD: Tuesday afternoon/evening, Wednesday afternoon/evening

Jocylynn Stephenson, MS

Jocylynn Stephenson, MS

  • Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Staff 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 - Play Therapist in Bethesda MD

Anna White, MS

  • Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
  • Staff Therapist, joined Emily Cook Therapy in 2017
  • Play Therapy, Adolescent Counseling, and Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy, Parent Coaching
  • Expertise: Childhood Trauma, Adolescent/Young Adult Anxiety and Depression, Coping with Stress and Medical Concerns
  • Anna is open for therapy in Bethesda, MD: Tuesday afternoon/evening, Thursday afternoon/evening, Friday afternoon/evening, Saturday daytime
Office Staff
Natasha Williams - Marriage and Family Therapy in Bethesda MD

Natasha Williams, MS

  • Emily Cook Therapy Client Services Coordinator
  • MS, Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Couple Therapy, Family Therapy, and Individual Therapy
  • Expertise: African American Identify, Queer People of Color, Mental Health Access
  • Natasha is assisting the practice office while she seeks Maryland clinical licensure



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