Melissa Hofstetter

Melissa Hofstetter
Melissa Hofstetter, PhD, MDiv is a licensed clinical psychologist in California (PSY25696), and has served as a district elder within the Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference. Dr. Hofstetter has a private therapy practice in Pasadena, California. Among her therapy specialties is helping adult survivors of abuse and neglect to thrive in their personal lives and relationships. She has served as adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University’s department of graduate psychology, and has supervised clinical work of psychology doctoral students at Fuller Theological Seminary. New Testament study and devotional reading, especially in its original language, give her tremendous joy.

  Melissa specializes in the following training opportunities for church leaders, parents, teachers, and mentors:

  • Clergy self-care, ethics, and boundary training
  • Policies and prevention practices

  • Equipping pastors to recognize and report abuse

(To discuss your speaking/training needs and your ability to cover travel expenses and honorariums with the speaker/trainer, please contact info [at] dovesnest.net)