“Libby” Elizabeth Gilbertson

“Libby” Elizabeth Gilbertson :

Libby Gilbertson, ABD, MEd, MFT is the Director of Quality Assurance overseeing best practices for the clinicians at the Center for Growth including their maintenance of records and delivery of services.

She provides individual, couple, and sex therapy services for issues including sexual problems, relationship conflict, infidelity, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and adjustment through life transitions. She uses an experiential and narrative approach to help people better understand their emotional experiences, interrupt negative cycles of interaction, and begin to create the space for a better future. She has been in the Marriage and Family therapy field for over five years, at the Center for Growth for two years in April of 2016, and has over half of the required clinical hours towards a license in marriage and family therapy she expects to finish this year.

She received her Master of Science degree with specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2012. She was trained in collaborative family healthcare with a post-degree certificate in Medical Family Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Medical family therapy uses a holistic approach to understand the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual factors that impact the variety of struggles people experience. She also has experience in family-based therapy and trauma informed care working with children with severe emotional disturbances. She worked as a Family Life and Sexuality Education Specialist delivering the At-Promise curriculum to 9th graders in an after school program for the Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program. She completed her Master’s of Education in Human Sexuality in 2015 and all of her doctoral coursework except her dissertation for her PhD.

She is passionate about instructing medical providers on how to address sexuality with their patients. Her dissertation topic was inspired by her experience with the American Medical Student Association’s Sexual Health Scholars program and coauthoring a curriculum for the residency training program in child and adolescent psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine. She also currently teaches statistics for psychology as an adjunct in the Psychology Department at Temple University.