Meela Salamat PsyD RYT
Dr. Meela Salamat is a bilingual Registered Psychological Associate and Post-Doctoral Associate at DBT Center of Orange County, under the supervision of Dr. Sarah Lyndon. She has been practicing in the field of Clinical Psychology for the past five years at various settings, including a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center, Intensive Outpatient Program, and Community Mental Health. Meela has extensive training in different Evidence-Based Treatments such as Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in addition to being Foundationally Trained in DBT, DBT-Prolonged Exposure (DBT-PE), and DBT Skills for Adolescents and Families. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the APA-accredited Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) at Anaheim. Meela is also passionate about conducting comprehensive psychological assessments and believes in the importance of using validated measures for accurate diagnostic purposes in addition to providing the best treatment recommendations based on a client’s cognitive and personality style.
In addition to her clinical work, Meela is also a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). Meela has published in a peer reviewed journal and is an editorial board member for DBT Bulletin. Meela also enjoys leading different trainings and workshops. She has co-led trainings in Motivational Interviewing, DBT, and Psychological Assessment among others at different academic and clinical settings.
Meela also has a daily meditation practice. She is currently completing her advanced 500-hour yoga teacher training and loves to create blends with essential oils for her friends or teach different classes at local yoga studios. She also loves to spend time with her family and her pup, Zion.