Melissa Bailey Arizpe, Psy.D.
Arizona License #3796

13904 Fiji Way #237,
Marina del Rey, CA 90292,
Phone: 310-902-6089


Professional & Clinical Experiance:
Harbor Regional Center. Torrance, CA
December 2007 to present
Great Harbor Family and Sports Medicine, Inc. San Pedro,CA
January 2007 to present
Director of Psychological Services
oBand Surgery Centers, Inc. Los Angeles, CA
December 2005 to present
Program Psychologist
Chapman Medical Center. Chapman Center for Obesity. Orange, CA
July 2007 to present
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Private Psychology Practice. San Pedro, CA
December 2004 to present
Program Director and Psychologist.
Coastal Center for Obesity, Inc. San Pedro, CA
April 2004 to November 2006
Private Practice with children
Health Psychology Medicine, Inc. Long Beach, CA
October 2003 to March 2006
Outpatient therapist
Pacific Resources Psychological Group. Long Beach, CA
July 2001 to October 2003
Department of Mental Health Coordinator
1736 Family Crisis Center. Redondo Beach and Los Angeles, CA
June 2000 to December 2001
Clinical Therapist
San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health, San Bernardino, CA
March 1999 to June 2000
Therapist (Half-time)
Centegra Horizons Behavioral Health. Crystal Lake, Illinois.
June 1997 to March 1999
Crisis Line Worker
McHenry County Crisis Program. Woodstock, IL.
December 1995 to March 1999
Horizons Wellness Center: A partial hospitalization program for adults. Crystal Lake, IL
June 1996 to June 1997
Practicum Student
The Center for Multimodal Treatment. Evanston and Chicago, Illinois
July 1995 to July 1996
Practicum Student
Horizons, The Center for Counseling Services. Woodstock, Illinois
August 1994 to August 1995
Case Manager
Pioneer Center Case Management. Woodstock, Illinois
September 1992 to August 1993
Undergraduate Group Therapist Intern
Family Services. McHenry, Illinois
December 1991 to January 1992
Hospice of Northeastern Illinois. Woodstock, Illinois
October 1992 to October 1994
Volunteer Crisis Hotline Operator
Talkline. Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
November 1989 to August 1990
Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus (APA approved) Chicago, Illinois Doctorate in
Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Minor in Health Psychology Dean’s List
Carthage College Kenosha, Wisconsin Psychology (Major), Business Administration (Minor) Cum Laude,
Dean’s List, Honors Council, Lincoln Academic Scholarship, Psi Chi, Psychology Club Founder
Arizona License 3796
Professional Affiliations:
  • American Psychological Association
  • California Psychological Association
  • National Register of Health Professionals in Psychology
  • Arizona Psychological Association
  • Obesity Action Coalition
  • American Society of Bariatric Surgeons
Professional Interests:
  • Health wellness and prevention programs
  • Health Psychology
  • Mind-body connection
  • Prevention of illness
  • Obesity
  • Brief therapy techniques and cognitive behavioral strategies
  • Stress management.
Specialized Training:
EMDR: Level I Training. July, 1995. Oak Brook, IL.
Crisis Intervention and Stress Debriefing: The Jeffrey Mitchell Model. May, 1996. Crystal Lake, IL.
Reduce the Risk: Training teens on preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. April, 2000. San Bernardino, CA.
Prevention of illness Obesity Brief therapy techniques and cognitive behavioral strategies Stress management.
Bariatric Essentials. American Society of Bariatric Surgeons. July, 2004. San Diego, CA.
Multiple trainings on Behavior Disorders in Children and Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
Clinical Research Projects:
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and its effect on hardiness and movement through the stages of change. Supervised by Judith Flaxman, Ph.D.
Hospital Affiliations:
  • Currently on staff at the following hospitals:
  • Chapman Medical Center. Orange, CA.
  • Garden Grove Hospital. Orange, CA.
  • Rancho Specialty Hospital. Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
Teaching Experiance:
    May 2001 to present
    Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology.
    Culver City, California Adjunct Faculty

    September 1996 to December 1998
    Elgin Community College. Elgin,
    Illinois Part-time Instructor

    Fall 1991
    Carthage College. Kenosha, Wisconsin.
    Teaching assistant/Tutor

Speaking Engagements

Ongoing speaking engagements related to obesity. May 2004 to present.

“Stress Management.” September 25, 1999.
The Community Fair. San Bernardino, CA.

“Sexual Harassment Policy.”
March, 1999. Department of Mental Health Staff, County of San Bernardino. San Bernardino, CA.

“Sexual Harassment Policy.”
February 18, 1999. Northwest Herald. Presentation for employees. Crystal Lake, IL.

“After a patient attacks: Recovery for victims of patient assault.”
October 31, 1998. Illinois Psychological Association. Chicago, Illinois. Co-presenter, Terry Neary, Ph.D.

“Stress Management and Empowerment for Women in the Workplace.”
December 10, 1997. Quaker Oats Company. McHenry, Illinois.

“Identifying depression in a medical setting.”
December 3, 1997. Inservice for Centegra Health System’s department of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. McHenry, IL.

“Behavioral Medicine for First-line Responders.”
November 24, 1997. Training for Emergency Medical Response Team of Fox River Grove.
Fox River Grove, IL. Co-presenter, Jennifer Isham, M.A.

“Save our Shopaholics: How to Manage Compulsive Spending.”
November 11, 1997; November 5, 1998. Community seminar sponsored by Centegra Health System.
Woodstock, IL. Co-presenter, Tim Re, Psy.D.

“Behavioral Medicine for Emergency Medical Personnel.”
November 16, 1997. Training for Cary Fire Department. Cary, IL. Co-trainer, Jennifer Isham, M.A.

“Identifying the Compulsive Overspender.”
4, 1997. Inservice for staff at Consumer Credit Counseling. Woodstock, IL.

“Behavioral Medicine for Emergency Medical Personnel.”
September 15, 1997. Traning for Johnsburg Fire Department. Johnsburg, IL.

“Stress and Stress Management.”
March 18, 1997. Women’s Fraternal Order. Woodstock, IL.

“The Psychology of Cults.”
March 20, 1997. McHenry County Association of Physicians. McHenry, IL. Co-presenter, Aftab Poshni, M.D.

“An integrative model of crisis intervention.”
April 4, 1997. Crisis Convening Conference. Chicago, IL. Co-speaker, Jennifer Isham, M.A.

“Women and Heart Disease: Stress and its effect on the heart.”
February 22, 1997 and February 14, 1998. Sponsored by the American Heart Association and Centegra Health System.
Crystal Lake, IL.

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