psychology associates


psychology associates


Melissa Julian, Phd


California Registered Psychological Associate

Licensed Supervision with Jonathan Yahalom

About


Finding a therapist you trust and can connect with is the first and most important step in beginning the process of change and healing. I am so glad you are here, taking the time to explore and learn about how I can support you on your journey. Through an empathic and non-judgmental approach, I hope to guide you through profound self-exploration so that you can initiate meaningful change in your life. Patients who come to see me are typically seeking insight into their distressing mental and physical health symptoms, challenging relationship dynamics, and destructive behavioral patterns, as well as existential concerns. Whether these difficulties are related to a previous trauma or patterns of functioning that were learned from your upbringing or culture, we tend to repeat what we don’t repair. My aim is to provide a safe space for you to gain clarity and to work through challenges so that you can build a life of fulfillment and purpose.

My therapeutic orientation spans psychodynamic/psychoanalytic, behavioral, and mindfulness-based modalities, resulting in an integrative and comprehensive perspective to psychotherapy and suffering. I have received extensive training in evidence-based treatments including psychodynamic/psychoanalytic, cognitive behavioral (CBT, especially exposure therapies), and mindfulness-based behavioral therapies (DBT and ACT) for a range of concerns and related disorders, such as depression, lack of motivation, trauma, anxiety, phobias, impulsivity, obsessions and compulsions, and alcohol/drug overuse. Most importantly, I believe in building a trusting and compassionate relationship with my patients, which is a vital foundation for us to address complex issues and feelings together.

As part of my dedication to my patients, I am deeply devoted to ongoing learning, training, and research in the field of clinical psychology. Over the past decade, I have conducted research and received rigorous clinical training at several eminent institutions including the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, and Children’s National Hospital in Washington DC, among others. My own research is primarily focused on resilience and the specific psychological resources that allow us to effectively adapt in the context of stress and adversity. I have published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on this and other areas of research. Additionally, I am strongly committed to staying informed and connected with the latest research and developments in neuroscience, psychotherapeutic interventions, psychiatry, and general mental health to ensure my practice remains contemporary and impactful. For more information on my background, training, and research, please visit my website: drmelissajulian.com

EDUCATION

  • PhD: Clinical Psychology, George Washington University
  • Pre-Doctoral Internship: West LA Veterans Association Medical Center
  • MA: Clinical Psychology, George Washington University
  • BA: Music History/Musicology, UCLA

If you are interested in working with me, let’s set up a brief call to get to know one another and determine whether we might be a good fit. To schedule, please call me at (310) 869 4112 or email me at mj@drmelissajulian.com or contact my supervisor, Dr. Jonathan Yahalom at yahalomphd@gmail.com

MELISSA JULIAN, PHD


California Registered Psychological Associate

About


Finding a therapist you trust and can connect with is the first and most important step in beginning the process of change and healing. I am so glad you are here, taking the time to explore and learn about how I can support you on your journey. Through an empathic and non-judgmental approach, I hope to guide you through profound self-exploration so that you can initiate meaningful change in your life. Patients who come to see me are typically seeking insight into their distressing mental and physical health symptoms, challenging relationship dynamics, and destructive behavioral patterns, as well as existential concerns. Whether these difficulties are related to a previous trauma or patterns of functioning that were learned from your upbringing or culture, we tend to repeat what we don’t repair. My aim is to provide a safe space for you to gain clarity and to work through challenges so that you can build a life of fulfillment and purpose.

My therapeutic orientation spans psychodynamic/psychoanalytic, behavioral, and mindfulness-based modalities, resulting in an integrative and comprehensive perspective to psychotherapy and suffering. I have received extensive training in evidence-based treatments including psychodynamic/psychoanalytic, cognitive behavioral (CBT, especially exposure therapies), and mindfulness-based behavioral therapies (DBT and ACT) for a range of concerns and related disorders, such as depression, lack of motivation, trauma, anxiety, phobias, impulsivity, obsessions and compulsions, and alcohol/drug overuse. Most importantly, I believe in building a trusting and compassionate relationship with my patients, which is a vital foundation for us to address complex issues and feelings together.

As part of my dedication to my patients, I am deeply devoted to ongoing learning, training, and research in the field of clinical psychology. Over the past decade, I have conducted research and received rigorous clinical training at several eminent institutions including the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, and Children’s National Hospital in Washington DC, among others. My own research is primarily focused on resilience and the specific psychological resources that allow us to effectively adapt in the context of stress and adversity. I have published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on this and other areas of research. Additionally, I am strongly committed to staying informed and connected with the latest research and developments in neuroscience, psychotherapeutic interventions, psychiatry, and general mental health to ensure my practice remains contemporary and impactful. For more information on my background, training, and research, please visit my website: drmelissajulian.com

EDUCATION

  • PhD: Clinical Psychology, George Washington University
  • Pre-Doctoral Internship: West LA Veterans Association Medical Center
  • MA: Clinical Psychology, George Washington University
  • BA: Music History/Musicology, UCLA

If you are interested in working with me, let’s set up a brief call to get to know one another and determine whether we might be a good fit. To schedule, please call me at (310) 869 4112 email me at mj@drmelissajulian.com or contact my supervisor, Dr. Jonathan Yahalom at yahalomphd@gmail.com

Finding a therapist you trust and can connect with is the first and most important step in beginning the process of change and healing. I am so glad you are here, taking the time to explore and learn about how I can support you on your journey. Through an empathic and non-judgmental approach, I hope to guide you through profound self-exploration so that you can initiate meaningful change in your life. Patients who come to see me are typically seeking insight into their distressing mental and physical health symptoms, challenging relationship dynamics, and destructive behavioral patterns, as well as existential concerns. Whether these difficulties are related to a previous trauma or patterns of functioning that were learned from your upbringing or culture, we tend to repeat what we don’t repair. My aim is to provide a safe space for you to gain clarity and to work through challenges so that you can build a life of fulfillment and purpose.

My therapeutic orientation spans psychodynamic/psychoanalytic, behavioral, and mindfulness-based modalities, resulting in an integrative and comprehensive perspective to psychotherapy and suffering. I have received extensive training in evidence-based treatments including psychodynamic/psychoanalytic, cognitive behavioral (CBT, especially exposure therapies), and mindfulness-based behavioral therapies (DBT and ACT) for a range of concerns and related disorders, such as depression, lack of motivation, trauma, anxiety, phobias, impulsivity, obsessions and compulsions, and alcohol/drug overuse. Most importantly, I believe in building a trusting and compassionate relationship with my patients, which is a vital foundation for us to address complex issues and feelings together.

As part of my dedication to my patients, I am deeply devoted to ongoing learning, training, and research in the field of clinical psychology. Over the past decade, I have conducted research and received rigorous clinical training at several eminent institutions including the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, and Children’s National Hospital in Washington DC, among others. My own research is primarily focused on resilience and the specific psychological resources that allow us to effectively adapt in the context of stress and adversity. I have published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on this and other areas of research. Additionally, I am strongly committed to staying informed and connected with the latest research and developments in neuroscience, psychotherapeutic interventions, psychiatry, and general mental health to ensure my practice remains contemporary and impactful. For more information on my background, training, and research, please visit my website: drmelissajulian.com

EDUCATION

  • PhD: Clinical Psychology, George Washington University
  • Pre-Doctoral Internship: West LA Veterans Association Medical Center
  • MA: Clinical Psychology, George Washington University
  • BA: Music History/Musicology, UCLA

If you are interested in working with me, let’s set up a brief call to get to know one another and determine whether we might be a good fit. To schedule, please contact my supervisor, Dr. Jonathan Yahalom at (323) 744-0271 or yahalomphd@gmail.com