Dr. Melanie Mulligan is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been providing psychological services since 2004. Trained in New York, Dr. Mulligan brings East Coast tradition and rigor to her practice in Los Angeles.


Dr. Mulligan’s therapy is strongly influenced by the psychoanalytic tradition where meaning making and insight is valued.  Trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as well as Motivational Interviewing and Harm Reduction Dr. Mulligan is able to tailor therapy to the specific needs of her patient. Dr. Mulligan worked at Bellevue Hospital in the child and adolescent inpatient units, emergency department, and outpatient clinic. Then Dr. Mulligan trained at St. Lukes-Roosevelt on the adult inpatient unit, adolescent day treatment center, and outpatient clinic.  Dr. Mulligan completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Addiction Institute, specializing in substance use recovery.  Finally, Dr. Mulligan worked as a supervising psychologist training psychology and psychiatry trainees, taught classes in the psychology doctoral program at Pace University, and began her post-doctoral training in psychoanalysis.  In Los Angeles, Dr. Mulligan provides individual therapy, couples therapy, and parenting support to help treat depression, anxiety, life transition, stress, substance mis-use, career issues, and relationship problems. 


Dr. Mulligan has a special interest in helping executives and entreupuenurs work at their fullest potential and maximize their team’s outcomes. 

Phone: 310-905-0325





Whether you are struggling with depression, isolation, anxiety, social-emotional issues, racial inequity, colorism, support through transitions and identifying new passions, struggling with traumatic events, or relationship issues; I am here to support you. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process of honoring each unique path. My approach includes a toolbox of practices and techniques using Psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Relational Therapy, Mindfulness, and Wellness Coaching to help my clients facilitate social, emotional and behavioral changes. Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and build meaningful social connections.

I welcome individuals of all ages and particularly enjoy working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. My 20 years in the classroom gives me a unique vantage point and a deep understanding of how life transitions can affect emotional well-being. I can help you and/or your child/teen work through the transition and develop new coping strategies that can be successfully applied in the home, school, and work settings

I am passionate about working with diverse populations, such as people of color, transracially adopted children and families, and marginalized genders and sexualities to explore the complex intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and mental health. Being a woman of color, I feel my personal experiences and expertise contributes to my deep understanding of the multicultural issues that impact individuals and family systems.

Phone: 310-613-0488