I am a licensed psychologist in the state of California with extensive training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and exposure-based treatments. I earned my PhD in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). I specialize in evidence-based treatment of anxiety (panic, obsessive compulsive disorder, health anxiety, generalized worry, social anxiety and phobias) in addition to mood disorders and insomnia. I have a particular interest in the developmental transition to adulthood as well as perinatal concerns. In addition to being an Adjunct Faculty member at the Beck Institute, I am a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, as well as Board Certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology.

Areas of Focus
  • Adults
  • Young Adults
Certified Clinician
Melissa Magaro, PhD, ABPP
Valid Through December 31, 2025