Ph.D. from the Graduate Center, City University of New York
Dr. Melissa Jacobs is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She completed a clinical internship, as well as a postdoctoral fellowship, at the Wright Institute Los Angeles, where she received advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Dr. Jacobs has a private practice in Los Angeles where she makes use of both psychoanalytic and mentalization-based perspectives in her work with children and their parents, as well as in her practice with adolescents and adults.
In addition to her practice, Dr. Jacobs is a faculty member at the New Center for Psychoanalysis’s Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program, where she teaches a class on Early Childhood. She has been involved with the Center for Reflective Communities (CRC) for over a decade, serving as a Senior Trainer and Supervisor in CRC’s Reflective Parenting Program. Dr. Jacobs is also a child supervisor for the City University of New York’s doctoral program and has in the past been a supervisor for the Maple Counseling Center’s child track program.