Dr. Melissa Livney is a licensed clinical psychologist.
She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She completed a predoctoral internship at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. Her training at all levels emphasized work with older adults.
She initially joined the Section of Geriatric Psychiatry in 2007 as a postdoctoral researcher. Through Geriatric Psychiatry, she sees older adults, including Penn Memory Center patients or their family members, for individual psychotherapy related to depression, anxiety, and/or later life transitions such as retirement, physical difficulties, memory loss, and grief. She also leads a psychoeducational group for caregivers of family members with dementia.