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Melanie Dunbar, Ph.D.

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    Gannon University


Dr. Dunbar is an Erie native who has been in the behavioral health field for more than 15 years. As a psychologist and licensed professional counselor, her experience has encompassed community, school, home-based services, community mental health, and private practice. She has also worked at both Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and Gannon University. Areas of professional interest and expertise include mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, grief and loss, personality disorders, and dialectical therapy. She is also heavily involved in the areas of animal-assisted psychotherapy and crisis and disaster response.