Meela Salamat, MA

Psychology Extern

Meela Salamat is a Psychological Assistant in the state of California under the supervision of Dr. Sarah Lyndon. She is currently working on her Clinical Psychology Doctorate (PsyD) at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Irvine, an APA-accredited program. She has practiced in partial-hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient settings. Meela has experience working with dual diagnosis, addiction, trauma, as well as psychological testing. She continues to be trained in DBT, Attachment Theory, and Psychodynamic treatment modalities. Meela is bilingual and speaks fluent English and Farsi.

Meela is passionate about psychological testing and using it to make accurate diagnoses and treatment plans, while fitting it into the DBT treatment model.  She believes in the importance of creating a narrative of someone by utilizing psychometrically validated assessment measures, clinical and collateral interviews, and clinical judgment. Meela is also currently working on her dissertation, examining the relationship between severity of migraines, somatization, and attachment style.

Meela co-facilitates the Adult Intensive Outpatient DBT Skills Program and provides individual therapy and skills coaching at the DBT Center of Orange County. She is passionate about mindfulness training and combines it with her love of Sufism to practice spirituality in her own life. She feels blessed to be able to play a small role in helping clients achieve their Life Worth Living goals.