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Melissa Livney, PsyD Psychologist

Dr. Livney is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Psychiatry

Programs & Centers:

Description of Clinical Expertise

Individual and group psychotherapy with older adults with a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, mild cognitive impairment, and transitions that often occur in later life such as retirement, physical difficulties, memory loss, and grief. Also work within the PENN Memory Center to provide a psychoeducational group for caregivers of family members with dementia.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • NJ Medicaid
  • OPR New Jersey Medicaid
  • OPR Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Graduate School: Rutgers College
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Psychological Association, Divisions: 12 & 12-2, National American Psychological Association, National Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Local Psychologists in Long Term Care, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Livney is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Amy Downey: "Ask the Expert: Caregiving" Philadelphia Magazine : 2016.

Livney, M.G., Clark, C.M., Karlawish, J.H., Cartmell, S., Nunez-Lopez, J., Xie, S.X., Entenza-Cabrera, F., Vega, I.E., Arnold, S.E.: Ethnoracial Differences in the Clinical Characteristics of Alzheimer’s Disease at Initial Presentation at an Urban Alzheimer’s Disease Center American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 19 (5): 430-439,2011.

Heath, J., Gartenberg, M., & Beagin, E. E.: Blending mental health services into the geriatric medical care of long term care facility residents Applied clinical interventions in long term care. : 2006.

Hyer L. Leventhal G. Gartenberg M.: Geropsychology:integrated training at the interim level Gerontology & Geriatrics Education 25 (4): 41-61,2005.

Academic Contact Info

Outpatient Psychiatry
3535 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (484) 534-8815
Patient appointments: 866-301-4PBH (4724)