Melanie Santos, PsyD
Narrative of Services:
Individualized treatment plans, schedule, and location are tailored to fit client needs. Time-intensive treatment is an option for clients with complex disorders or those who want an immersive action plan, such as individuals coming from out-of-town. Treatment happens where it is needed and is not limited to the office. While some clients work exclusively in office, treatment may call for addressing symptoms in a real-life context. In addition to house calls and phone sessions (either due to problematic symptoms in the home or because clients are homebound), treatment can take place nearly anywhere a client can benefit from in-vivo exposure.
Dr. Melanie Santos is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, and mood disorders. She has extensive training in body-image disorders including body dysmorphic disorder. Dr. Santos received her doctorate from the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology and received further training in clinical and health psychology at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Santos continued with a post-doctoral position at the Bio-Behavioral Institute. She has been treating OC Spectrum Disorders for 9 years.