MELISSA FLANIGAN, PSY.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Family Therapist
Melissa Flanigan, Psy.D. offers extensive experience as a clinician treating issues related to mental health. Dr. Flanigan received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California and her Master’s degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University. She later attained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Flanigan is a member of the American Psychological Association and earned an academic membership in Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology.
Dr. Flanigan has provided her clinical services at every level of the continuum of care, including detoxification, residential treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, sober living, and aftercare. Dr. Flanigan has held diverse positions in the dual-diagnosis treatment setting, serving as Director of Operations, Primary Therapist, Program Director, and Clinical Supervisor, as well as Director at a sober living for women. Dr. Flanigan is trained as a hospice grief counselor and is a practitioner of EMDR for attachment-focused treatment of trauma. Her experience as a researcher in the field of Clinical Neuropsychology provided a solid understanding of the science underlying addiction and psychiatric disorders, allowing her to contribute to professional publications as well as consultation to television shows. Dr. Flanigan also holds a certification in the treatment of sexual disorders.
Dr. Flanigan is proficient in alcohol and drug awareness education, relapse prevention, anger management, and communication and life skills. She is additionally adept at working with a variety of challenges including addictive disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, personality disorders, grief, and trauma. She is excellent at understanding individuals and families with complex issues, and she has a knack for compassionately helping families navigate through everyday practical issues that are most meaningful to them. In addition to her work at One to One, Dr. Flanigan has private practice both in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Barbara, CA.