Dr. Melissa Hofstetter 626.437.3866


Dr. Hofstetter is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California (Lic#PSY25696).  Currently accepting clients.

Dr. Hofstetter has 15 years of experience in the field of psychology, with special expertise in relational and in-depth therapy for adolescents, adults, couples, and groups.  She also serves as consulting psychologist to faith-based organizations.                                  


Depression/Anxiety;  Disordered Eating/Body Image;  Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse/Neglect;  Identity Issues; Relationship and Personality Difficulties;  Clergy Needs



Dr. Hofstetter received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, an APA-accredited program in Pasadena, California.  Her undergraduate degree is in psychology and religious studies from the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Practicing with clinical acumen and personal warmth, her diverse clinical background includes campus counseling; intensive outpatient treatment of eating disorders; rehabilitative neuropsychology; veterans’ issues and trauma; as well as psychoanalytic study at the Wright Institute, Los Angeles.

She has held membership with the American Psychological Association (APA), the San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association, and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Dr. Hofstetter is a consulting psychologist in leadership development for clergy. She is a national speaker for clergy and congregations, having served as consultant within the United Methodist Church and Mennonite Church USA on matters of clergy self-care, ethics, and boundary training.  Learn more about her continuing education workshops for clergy.  Dr. Hofstetter also leads Junia Groups: Empowerment groups for women in ministry. (Note:  Junia Groups are not affiliated with “The Junia Project.”)

Aside from her private clinical practice, Dr. Hofstetter invests in future therapists.  She serves as clinical adjunct faculty at Azusa Pacific University’s psychology doctoral and undergraduate programs, teaching courses in neuroscience, family psychology, and adult development. She has supervised the clinical work of doctoral psychology students at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology at various levels of their training.  She also holds training workshops for graduate students and post-doctoral clinicians.