Clinical Psychologist


Dr. Melissa Fasteau is a licensed psychologist at the McLean OCD Institute // Houston with considerable experience treating anxiety and depressive disorders. She earned her BA in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science and Biological Anthropology at the University of Michigan, and her MA and PsyD in Clinical Psychology at Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. Dr. Fasteau’s graduate clinical work primarily focused on evidence-based treatments including the provision of cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure and response prevention, and assessment. Dr. Fasteau’s clinical experience includes working with diverse populations in community mental health care settings, college counseling, adults with severe and persistent mental illness, and adults with learning disabilities. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX, where she focused on substance abuse treatment, developmental assessments for children, and early intervention for young adults in an inpatient setting. Dr. Fasteau completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the McLean OCD Institute // Houston. She earned an advanced certification in OCD treatment from the Behavior Therapy Training Institute in 2017, and she is a certified Bergen 4-Day therapist. She is also the secretary of OCD Texas, which is a local affiliate of the International OCD Foundation.


Expertise/Clinical and Research Interests:

  • OCD

  • Anxiety, Depression

  • Social Anxiety

  • Generalized Anxiety

  • Specific Phobia

  • Panic Disorder

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder 


Education and Fellowships:


  • PsyD – Clinical Psychology, Yeshiva University: Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, 2016
  • M.A. – Clinical Psychology, Yeshiva University: Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, 2013
  • B.A. – University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, 2011


  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, McLean OCD Institute // Houston, 2017

  • Psychology Intern, University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, 2016


Licensure and Certifications:


  • Licensed Psychologist, Texas, 2017

  • BTTI Certification, 2017

  • Bergen 4-Day Treatment Program, 2019


Selected Publications:

  • Fasteau, M., Mackay, D., Smith, D. J., & Meyer, T. D. (2017). Is adolescent alcohol use associated with self-reported hypomanic symptoms in adulthood? Findings from a prospective birth cohort. Psychiatry Research.