Anthony Mele, Psy.D.
Clinical Director
Psychologist

Anthony Mele, Psy.D.

Dr. Mele’s passion for helping clients create personal meaning and happiness, has guided his approach to psychotherapy for over 20 years. Building upon his research in the area of neuroplasticity, Dr. Mele views psychotherapy as a way to re-train the brain to more effectively cope with one’s personal emotional and social stressors and addictive behaviors. Dr. Mele’s holistic approach to mental health wellness integrates physical and emotional health, spiritual wellbeing and social connectedness.

Dr. Mele has provided psychological treatment and executive leadership in a wide range of settings including inpatient and residential drug and alcohol treatment centers and outpatient specialty clinics. Dr. Mele has created Wellness and Disease Management programs for managed care organizations and has provided executive coaching to senior business executives.

Dr. Mele earned his undergraduate degree at Boston College. He earned a master’s degree and secondary school teaching certificate at LaSalle University. Prior to pursuing doctoral studies in clinical psychology, Dr. Mele was a high school educator in Jersey City, NJ and served as a social skills educator to court-adjudicated youth in suburban Philadelphia. He earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Widener University and certification as a Pennsylvania School Psychologist from the Bryn Mawr College – Widener University collaborative. As a former high school teacher, Dr. Mele has considerable experience working with middle school and high school students.

Prior to joining Harbor Psychiatry and Mental Health, Dr. Mele served as Chief Clinical Officer of a national network of drug and alcohol and mental health detox and residential treatment programs where he developed and supervised specialized programs serving individuals with eating disorders, individuals with histories of trauma and abuse and older adults. Dr. Mele’s clinical experience includes conducting forensic and competency psychological evaluations and providing psychotherapy to impaired medical, nursing, legal and clergy professionals.

At Harbor Psychiatry and Mental Health, Dr. Mele specializes in the use of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI) and attachment theory-based interventions to treat individuals who struggle with multiple addictions, long-standing depression and anxiety and those who seek to integrate spirituality into their psychological treatment.

Gisoo Zarrabi, MD
Psychiatrist
Medical Director

Amanda Seif, MD
Psychiatrist
Child & Adolescent Specialist

Erin Benesch, DO
Psychiatrist
Child & Adolescent Specialist

Grace Kwon, DO
Psychiatrist
Addiction Specialist

G. Mustafa Surti, MD
Psychiatrist
Geriatric Psychiatry Specialist

Arde Anoshivani, MD
Psychiatrist
Addiction Specialist

Anthony Mele, Psy.D.
Clinical Director
Psychologist

Harrell Reznick, Ph.D.
Psychologist

Ralph Kuechle, Ph.D.
Psychologist
Child & Adolescent Specialist

Dina Zayat, Psy.D.
Psychologist
Marriage & Family Specialist

Ben Marzban, Psy.D.
Psychologist

Carrie Kimpton Heald, Ph.D.
Psychologist

Helen Kienzle, Ph.D.
Psychologist

Vanessa C. Staples, Ph.D.
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Scott Nelson, Psy.D.
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Sherri Tanferani, Ph.D.
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Mary Berst, Ph.D.
Psychologist

John Chapman, Ph.D.
Psychologist

Aidin Tajbakhsh, Ph.D.
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Paige Sparks Psy.D.
Psychologist

Kristen G. Riedle, Ph.D.
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Cathy Francis, Psy.D.
Psychologist

Amanda Nelson, PMH-C
Maternal Mental Health Specialist

Emily Lippincott PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Lisa Mika Chan, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Tannaz Jourabchian, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Tamar Katz, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Ando Muneno, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Ketamine Treatment Specialist

Lauren Kiscaden, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Morgan McClafferty, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Treatment Resistant Depression Specialist

Thomas Bales, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Ketamine Treatment Specialist

Danichi Yoshida, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Max Kupferman PA-C
Physician Assistant

Eva Larson PA-C
Eating Disorder Specialist

Gail Bernstein PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Chelsea Galdo, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Olivia DeFilippo, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Eating Disorders Specialist

Brett Larson, PA-C
Physician Assistant

About Harbor Psychiatry & Mental Health

We believe outstanding healthcare is delivered when we merge the science of medicine with the compassion of our hearts. We refer to this as “head and heart together,” inspiring constant improvement and lasting success.
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Contact us

Address: 4631 Teller, Suite 100
Newport Beach CA 92660

Phone: (949) 887-7187

Email: info@harbormentalhealth.com