An assessment is the first step in the treatment process. The intention of an assessment is to determine the most appropriate approach based upon your unique needs. Additionally, the assessment is an opportunity for you to meet the provider(s), ask questions, and get a feel for the treatment environment. In person and virtual assessments are available.



Individual therapy is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist to explore their areas of concern. Throughout treatment, a person can expect to gain insight about themselves as well as learn effective ways of managing urges, emotion and thoughts. Individual therapy provides an opportunity for people to reconnect to themselves, their bodies, and heal.

The process of individual therapy is collaborative and different treatment modalities will be used; this will all be tailored to meet the needs of each person.

Our team is trained in a variety of treatment modalities including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Contextual Therapy, and process-oriented modalities. Trauma healing modalities such as Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Brainspotting may also be utilized to aid in your healing.

The ultimate goal of individual therapy is to support each individual in living a more valued, meaningful, and rich life.

Sessions can take place in person or virtually.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy was created by Marsha Linehan, PhD. This treatment modality places a focus on increasing skillful behavior and decreasing maladaptive behavior. Skills are learned in four different modules including the following:

  • Mindfulness
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness

Teen DBT Skills Group: Mondays from 4-6pm (in person)
Led By: Meredith Tait, LPCC and Davie Fecteau, LPCC

Teen DBT Skills Group: Tuesdays from 4-6pm (in person)
Led By: Erin Patterson, LPCC, CEDS-C and Alexis Brown, ASW

Adult DBT Skills Group: Wednesdays from 4-6pm (in person)
Led By: Erin Patterson, LPCC, CEDS-C

Young Adult DBT Skills Group: Thursdays from 4-6pm (in person)
Led By: Erin Patterson, LPCC, CEDS-C and Kendra Hester, AMFT


Family therapy is a process through which clients and their family members (or support persons) work with a trained therapist to explore the relationship patterns within the system. “Family” is defined as a group of people who care about each other and consider themselves family.

The goal of family therapy is to increase understanding, communication, and support within the family system. Skills will be taught and practiced in sessions to help facilitate this process.

We believe that family members are a valuable resource and ally in the healing process. The clinicians at Livity understand that starting family therapy can be both daunting and vulnerable and we will work with you to create a space free of judgment to foster healing and growth.

Sessions can take place in person or virtually.


In couples therapy, partners will work alongside a therapist to gradually shift away from painful and ineffective relationship patterns and move towards shared appreciation, greater intimacy, and a deeper emotional connection. Ultimately, the goal of couples therapy is to cultivate a fulfilling and thriving relationship in which each person feels safe, supported, and understood. Clients can expect to gain practical tools to manage conflict, communicate effectively, and navigate intense emotions.

Treatment for couples is informed by a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), the Gottman Method, Imago Therapy, Brainspotting, and Parts Work or Internal Family Systems (IFS).

Sessions can take place in person or virtually.


Nutrition counseling is a process in which clients work one-on-one with a registered dietician. Sessions are designed to help individuals optimize health and achieve lasting freedom from food and body weight struggles. Sessions are personalized to address each person’s goals with the intention of supporting behavior change, healing of the body, and rediscovery of one’s natural intuition to guide the eating process.

Sessions can take place in person or virtually.


This is an 8-week dietitian-lead group designed for those struggling with emotional eating, binge eating, and/or chronic dieting.  Topics include:

  • Mindful and intuitive eating principles.
  • Negative consequences of dieting.
  • Appetite regulation and balanced nutrition education.
  • Processing post-holiday eating experiences.
  • How to navigate challenging food and body comments.
  • Prioritizing self-care.
  • Saying no to New Year diet resolutions.
  • And so much more!

In person and virtual options are available.


Leader: Gwen Poggi, LMFT

Validation is a skill used to communicate understanding of self and others. It is also a skill that is infused throughout every module of DBT. Validation is critical in emotion regulation and the building and maintenance of healthy relationships. Learning and mastering this skill will have a transformative impact on every area of your life.

Topics in the workshop will include:

  • Introduction and basic concepts
  • Validation and invalidation
  • Validation in tough situations
  • How to use genuine language while validating
  • Step-by-step guide as to how to validate

These workshops take place virtually through Zoom and pre-registration is required.