Staff Bio

Dr. Melanie Bierenbaum,
Licensed Clinical Pyschologist

Dr. Melanie Bierenbaum is a licensed clinical psychologist with a background in pediatric health psychology. Dr. Bierenbaum earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Spalding University in Louisville, KY. Her clinical and postdoctoral fellowship training was completed at The Kennedy Krieger Institute and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. She has worked extensively with patients and families affected by chronic medical conditions and injury (Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Accidents). Dr. Bierenbaum has been a Staff Psychologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and Children's Rehabilitative Services. She has extensive experience working with patients and families with a variety of complex medical conditions including Neurological Disorders, Chronic Pain Disorders, Craniofacial Disorders, Hematology/Oncology Diagnoses, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Feeding Disorders. Dr. Bierenbaum also has experience working with children, teenagers, and young adults with sensorineural and conducive hearing loss. In addition, she was previously an undergraduate psychology professor at Grand Canyon University.


Dr. Bierenbaum has a particular interest in the multidisciplinary treatment of patients presenting with Medically Unexplained Symptoms. She is currently a member of the medical advisory committee for the Southwest Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation and an Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix, AZ. At the present time, Dr. Bierenbaum works with Desert Valley Pediatric Therapy as part of the Comfort Feeding Clinic and maintains her private practice.