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Michelle Dexter, PhD, MA

Clinical Psychology
This physician is an affiliate of the UCLA Medical Group but is not employed by UCLA.


Michelle Dexter, Ph.D. is an Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Dexter is a Diplomate and certified member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and Board Member of the National Social Anxiety Center.

Dr. Dexter's clinical training included working with graduate and undergraduate students at UCLA, USC, and Loyola Marymount University. She also worked in inpatient and outpatient settings at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where she was extensively trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

Dr. Dexter has experience skillfully implementing a variety of empirically-supported treatments to a broad range of clients. She specializes in utilizing ACT, CBT, CBASP, CPT, DBT, and Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP) in both individual and group settings. Her clinical areas of expertise include working with individuals who present with trauma, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and mood disorders.



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USC, MS, 2006