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Dr. Merilla Scott

Clinical Director

Dr. Merilla Scott is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist based out of Los Angeles, California and currently serves as Clinical Director of Ayana Therapy. After receiving her Ph.D in Psychology from UCLA, Dr. Scott worked as a therapist in a child abuse treatment program at Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center where she specialized in the treatment of sexually abused pre-school aged children. She was eventually promoted to a management level position overseeing this program. Dr. Scott was later hired as Director of the Outpatient Clinic of The Help Group, an innovative nonprofit focused on children, adolescent and young adult mental health services and support. She continued as Vice President of Outpatient Behavioral Health Services for Prototypes and later served as Chair as well as other executive positions on the Los Angeles County Mental Health Commission from March 2015 through August 2020. Her last appointment was as the Clinical HR Manager of the Child Family Guidance Center.