College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Psychology
Degree ProgramPh.D. Psychology
Miguel Messina, Psy.D. LMHC, CDP, is a behavioral health licensed professional and leader, who brings 20 years of professional experience in the treatment of chemical dependency, mental illness, and behavioral health. His experience includes the clinical, educational and leadership areas. Dr. Messina has experience providing services in different modalities, which include crisis stabilization/detox, short-term residential, long-term residential, therapeutic communities, outpatient and intensive outpatient as well as different population, adults, women and adolescents. He demonstrates a passion in working with culturally diverse populations, including those whose primary language is Spanish.
Dr. Messina promotes a holistic approach to treatment particularly, in the understanding of how attachment, traumatic events, and stress conduce to the development of addictions and other behavioral health problems. He considers of great importance, addressing the entire person in treatment, promoting health and well-being, strengthening relationships and assisting individuals in becoming productive in their communities, as an effective recipe in the recovery process. Dr. Messina completed his doctoral studies in February of 2019 and holds a doctor of Psychology with a concentration in Organizational Leadership. His practice and academic interest lies in the understanding how leadership plays a role in mitigating the factor in the prevention and management of organizational trauma. An additional practice and academic interest relate to the integration of healthcare systems particularly in the areas of chemical dependency and behavioral health disorders with physical health.