All clinical services are provided by graduate student therapists and supervised by senior clinical faculty of the Department of Family Science. Supervisors are experienced Couple & Family Therapists who bring a variety of theoretical approaches and a broad experiential base to the students.
Clinical Faculty Supervisors
Patricia Barros, Ph.D., is a clinical fellow and approved supervisor in AAMFT, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in DC, and a Graduate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Maryland. Her special interests include gender and ethnicity issues, intimate partner violence, as well as on individual and family resiliency. To learn more about Dr. Barros visit the University of Maryland website.
Patricia Barros, Ph.D
Director of Center for Healthy Families
Reduced Fees for Veterans
A special fund has been established to provide couple and family therapy services to veterans and military families- 6 sessions at no cost, followed by $20 per session. Please contact the CHF directly to inquire about utilizing this service.
Mariana K. Falconier, Ph.D. is a clinical fellow and approved supervisor in AAMFT and Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of Maryland and Virginia. She is a clinical fellow in AAMFT. Her special interests include diversity issues, stress and couples, immigration and financial stressors, emotion regulation, psycho-education programs. She is the developer of TOGETHER, a couples' program that integrates relationship and financial education. To learn more about Dr. Falconier visit the University of Maryland website.
Mariana K. Falconier Ph.D
Couple and Family Therapy Faculty
Mona Mittal, Ph.D., is a clinical fellow and approved supervisor in AAMFT, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in NY. Her special interests include psychological trauma, intimate partner violence, and systemic interventions. To learn more about Dr. Mittal visit the University of Maryland website.
Mona Mittal, Ph.D
Couple and Family Therapy Faculty
Amy A. Morgan, Ph.D., is a clinical fellow and approved supervisor in AAMFT and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of Washington, Maryland, and Virginia. Amy’s clinical interests include couples, parent-child relationships, trauma, family resilience, and family experiences with the criminal justice system. She is trained in a variety of evidence-based practices including EMDR, parent-child interaction therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy, among others. She strives to be trauma-informed in both her clinical practice, as well as interactions with students, trainees, and colleagues. To learn more about Dr. Morgan visit the University of Maryland website.
Amy A. Morgan, Ph.D
Couple and Family Therapy Faculty
Merlene Blair-Brown, M.S., LCMFT is a licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes with individuals ages two through a hundred-and-two. She is the founder of a holistic practice located in Baltimore County, Maryland called The Thusong-A Place of Help. Merlene is a clinical fellow of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT) and is also a Registered Nurse. Merlene is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and has experience dealing with marital issues, anger problems, depression, and stress. Through the use of varied therapeutic techniques, Merlene encourages clients to build bridges; tear down communication barriers and begin on the road to wholeness with deeper levels of self-realization. She is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Nursing & Masters of Family Therapy.
Wendy Wilcox, M.S., LCMFT is a graduate of the department’s Couple and Family Therapy Program, and has been a supervisor with the Center of Healthy Families since 2007. She is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in Maryland as well as an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and Clinical Fellow. Wendy is the Director of Bowie Youth & Family Services, where she has been on staff for twenty years. Her areas of professional interest include parenting issues, as well as the family treatment of addiction and traumatic experiences. Wendy also owns a private practice, where she specializes in EMDR and other treatments for trauma.
Laura Golojuch is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who practices near Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Laura graduated from the University of Maryland's Couple and Family Therapy program and is currently completing her Ph.D. in the Department of Family Science. Her clinical interests include working with young adults through family of origin issues and life transitions, premarital therapy, and trauma. Laura's preferred models are Narrative and Solution Focused, and DBT. Laura likes to incorporate mindfulness into her clinical practice and her supervising.
Brian Livelsberger, M.S., LCMFT is an AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor. He worked for two years in public mental health and nine years at a military treatment facility, and is now in private practice. Brian has specialized in working with couples for the past twelve years, regarding intimate relationships as a crucible for both individual and relationship growth. An enduring clinical interest is in exploring ways that different models overlap and augment one another, and on the in-session interplay between theoretical models and the therapist's own lived experience. As a supervisor, Brian's primary focus is on cultivating the use of the self of the therapist as a valuable tool in clinical work.
Andrew Price, M.S., LCMFT is an AAMFT Clinical Fellow, an AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate, and a graduate of Maryland's CFT master's program. Andrew owns a private practice in Silver Spring and works with Medicaid clients in an outpatient mental health clinic in Prince George's County. He works with couples, families, and individuals. Andrew specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, and grief. In his work with couples and families, areas of focus include family conflict, estrangement, co-parenting, caregiving, discernment counseling, and attachment issues.
Zachary Berman MS, LGMFT is a Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist and AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate who sees clients in Bethesda, MD as a member of Harmony Holistic LLC, a private group practice. After working for five years as a rehabilitation counselor supporting clients with severe mental illness diagnoses in a community mental health setting, Zack graduated from the University of Maryland's Couple and Family Therapy program and is currently completing his Ph.D. in the Department of Family Science. His clinical interests center on couple and sex therapy and he has extensive experience working with clientele in LGBTQ+, consensually non-monogamous, and kink communities. Zack's preferred models are Bowen Family Systems, DBT, and EFT. He often collaborates with clients on impromptu experiential exercises, utilizing a strengths-based stance to empower them to reach their goals.
Asia Ewell, LCMFT, is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Maryland. Ms. Ewell is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and an AAMFT supervisor candidate. Ms. Ewell graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelors's degree in Psychology and a minor in African-American Students. Ms. Ewell is a former graduate of the CFT program. Currently, she works as a therapist for a government agency providing counseling services to children and families in the Child Welfare System. Her clinical interests include working with children and families who have experienced trauma, traumatic separation, attachment disruptions, and children in the foster care system.