Dr. Zermeno obtained her Medical Degree from UCLA's Geffen School of Medicine. She went on to complete her Residency Specialization in Psychiatry at the Semel Institute of Psychiatry at UCLA.  Following Residency, she was awarded a year long Fellowship in the treatment of Mood Disorders at UCLA while also practicing as an Associate Physician in the OCD Intensive Treatment Program and the Mood Disorders Research Program. Additionally, Dr. Zermeno spent three years treating combat veterans at the West Los Angeles VA Hospital's Post Traumatic Stress Clinic.
Currently, Dr. Zermeno teaches psychiatrists in training as an Assistant Professor at the Semel Institute of Psychiatry at UCLA in the Anxiety Disorders Program. She also maintains a private practice in Burbank.
Dr. Zermeno's Treatment Style:
Dr. Zermeno creates an individualized treatment plan for her patients following an in depth initial interview.
Immediately following your 60 minute consultation and review of any necessary records, Dr. Zermeno will discuss a preliminary diagnosis and recommendations for treatment.
She specializes in medication management (psychopharmacology), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
However, treatment recommendations are specifically tailored to the individual and may be comprised of medications or therapy alone or in concert.
If you are already under the care of a therapist, Dr. Zermeno will work with him or her throughout the course of your treatment to ensure continuity and collaboration among your treatment team.

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About Melanie Zermeno MD

Training and Experience:
Dr. Zermeno is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  She specializes in the treatment of a variety of Anxiety and Mood Disorders including:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Health Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)