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Dr. Melissa Fasteau is a licensed psychologist at the McLean OCD Institute, Houston, TX, with considerable experience treating anxiety and depressive disorders. She earned her BA in brain, behavior, and cognitive science and biological anthropology from the University of Michigan, and her MA and PsyD in clinical psychology from Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology.
Dr. Fasteau’s graduate clinical work primarily focused on evidence-based treatments, including the provision of cognitive-behavioral therapy, exposure and response prevention, and assessment. Her clinical experience includes working with diverse populations in community mental health care settings, college students who need counseling, adults with severe and persistent mental illness, and adults with learning disabilities.
She completed her predoctoral internship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX, where she focused on substance abuse treatment, developmental assessments for children, and early intervention for young adults in an inpatient setting. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the McLean OCD Institute, Houston, TX.
In 2017, Dr. Fasteau earned an advanced certification in OCD treatment from the Behavior Therapy Training Institute, and she is a certified Bergen 4-Day therapist. She is also the secretary of OCD Texas, which is a local affiliate of the International OCD Foundation.
Dr. Fasteau has given scientific presentations at different conferences and symposiums and has co-authored several research articles published in scientific journals. She is a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the Texas Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Association.