Dr. Badali obtained her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of British Columbia and a B.A. (Honours Psychology) degree from McGill University. She completed her clinical psychology residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is also a graduate of the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation Behavior Therapy Training Institute. Melanie joined the Anxiety Canada Board of Directors in 2013.