Melissa Hansen, Psy.D.

Melissa Hansen, Psy.D. is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in California offering professional therapy services for adults, adolescents, and children in need of additional support. She is committed to helping individuals improve their lives by using a collaborative, client-centered approach. Dr. Hansen balances both in-depth and action-oriented approaches with her clients and often incorporates cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based techniques into therapy. Dr. Hansen believes in the power of a strong therapeutic relationship and strives to create a safe and comfortable environment where clients are free to be themselves.

Areas of Specialization
Dr. Hansen is particularly passionate about working with couples, as she believes that individuals have an incredible opportunity for growth in the context of a romantic relationship. She is also recognized for her compassion and skill in working with adolescents and children, LGBTQ+ issues, as well as individuals who are struggling with concerns surrounding grief and loss, trauma, as well as depression, and anxiety. In addition, she conducts psychological evaluations for those seeking to gain further insight into how they can utilize and manage their cognitive strengths and challenges to achieve success in school or work.

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Education & Training

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Diego
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology
    Dissertation Topic: “The Lived Experiences of Single Lesbian Mothers”
  • B.A. Psychology, California State University, San Marcos

Professional Affiliations & Duties

  • San Diego Psychological Association
  • Society of Personality Assessment
  • Jenna Druck Center Child Support Group Facilitator

For a copy of Dr. Hansen’s Curriculum Vitae, click here.

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