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.

Grace Kwon, DO
Psychiatrist
Associate Medical Director

Erin Benesch, DO
Psychiatrist
Associate Medical Director

Kiefer Greenspan, MD
Psychiatrist
Supervising Physician

Arde Anoshivani, MD
Psychiatrist
Addiction Specialist

G. Mustafa Surti, MD
Psychiatrist
Geriatric Psychiatry Specialist

Anthony Mele, Psy.D.
Clinical Director
Psychologist

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

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

Helen Kienzle, Ph.D.
Psychologist

Aidin Tajbakhsh PhD, BCB, BCN

Psychologist

Mary Berst, Ph.D.
Psychologist

Cynthia Nakoski, Psy.D.
Psychologist

Cathy Francis, Psy.D.
Psychologist

Debra Hadden, Psy.D.
Psychologist

Nicole Mantegna, Psy.D.
Psychologist

Kelly D. Krueger, Psy.D.
Psychologist

Natalie Do, Ph.D.
Psychologist

Gauri Saxena, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Maternal Health Specialist

Hasti Zand Psy.D.
Psychologist

Michelle McGuire Psy.D.
Psychologist

Mimi Amaral, Psy.D.
Psychologist

Amanda Nelson, PA-C, PMH-C
Maternal Mental Health Specialist

Tannaz Jourabchian, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Ando Muneno, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Ketamine Treatment Specialist

Thomas Bales, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Ketamine Treatment Specialist

Lauren Dunn, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ketamine Treatment Specialist

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

Danichi Yoshida, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Geriatric Specialist

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

Max Kupferman PA-C
Physician Assistant
Lead Advanced Practitioner

Chelsea Galdo, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Darrell Deguzman, PMHNP, FNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Kristin Wilkerson, PMHNP, DNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Jennifer Tustison, PMHNP, FNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Nimisha Jain, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Sarah Rezaee, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Dariya Pak PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Mark Anantiyo, PA

Physician Assistant

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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