Max Livshetz, Ph.D.

Dr. Max Livshetz graduated with his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Seattle, and has over ten years of clinical experience helping a wide variety of clients through depression, anxiety, chronic pain trauma and relationships.

His work spans individual therapy, back-to-work rehabilitation, as well as couples and family therapy. With each client, Dr. Livshetz brings a compassionate, direct, action-oriented approach to healing. At the same time, he works to tailor his treatment by contextualizing it within the unique circumstances, experiences and cultural terrain of each unique client.

A life-long student of martial arts, Dr. Livshetz believes in a close relationship between mind and body. He carries this perspective into his clinical work by guiding his patients toward integration of their daily activities and their emotional well-being. He works intuitively, analytically and thoroughly. This means that his approach is to discover sources of suffering and collaborate in developing a narrative understanding and emotional intimacy with the whole of a person’s experience. Through this work, problems become less threatening and more pliable. Ultimately, creative solutions become available for a more satisfying and integrated life.

Dr. Livshetz is a thoughtful listener and speaks both English and Russian with native fluency, with proficiency in Spanish. His interests outside of the office include Hapkido, yoga, t'ai chi, meditation, chess, and reading Haiku.

His areas of interest and expertise include the following:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Family issues
  • Trauma
  • Couples
  • Late Adolescence
  • Men’s issues/life transitions
  • Character development, clarification of values and identification of life goals

Dr. Livshetz can be reached at (425) 894-6337 or by email at

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