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Hello, so glad you're here!
I'm Dr. Melissa E. Munoz

Melissa E. Muñoz, Ph.D. (She/Her/Hers) is a California licensed psychologist with over 10 years of experience working with multiculturally diverse clients. She has worked in a multitude of mental health settings and currently serves as a Staff Psychologist as a part of the VA San Diego Healthcare System and is adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego.

She has trained and supervised master’s, doctoral, and post-doctoral trainees during her time as a Staff Psychologist utilizing third wave therapy models. She also has a strong teaching experience, research publications, and therapeutic skillsets with an emphasis in social justice, multiculturalism, and cultural consciousness in the therapeutic setting with diverse communities. 

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So what's MY story?
I'm a human just like you

I’ve felt awkward trying to fit in


 I’ve tried to communicate the best I can with my loved ones on how I’m feeling


 I’ve grieved the deaths of loved ones


 I’ve wrestled with feeling comfortable in my cultural identities, from the time to time -- sometimes speaking in Spanglish to articulate how I'm feeling

I've felt overwhelmed and have had cases of the “gloomies”.


Most importantly I’m a human who’s trying to get through this thing called life.


Chances are you or a loved one have gone through the same thing. You and you don’t have to go through it alone, we can both together shine a light on your own inner resiliency.   


My Practice at a Glance


Bachelors of Arts

University of California, Irvine - Cognitive Psychology 

Masters of Arts &

Doctor of Philosophy 

University of Missouri - 

Counseling Psychology


Melissa E. Munoz, Ph.D.

California Licensed Psychologist 

CA PSY #32152

Professional Affiliations

Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS)

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Adjunct Faculty

American Psychological Association (APA)

National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA)


Interpersonal Processing Therapy (IPT)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Person Centered 

LGBTQIA+ Affirming


Life Transitions

Relationship & Identity Exploration


Grief & Loss

Anxiety, Depression, & Trauma


Individual Therapy 1:1

Virtual &

In Person in San Diego, CA

Ready to take the next step?
Book a FREE Consultation

15-minute phone consultation for individual therapy

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