Pamela Murillo, PhD - Psychiatry and Psychology

Pamela Murillo, PhD

(757) 668-4673 (HOPE)

Doctorate: University of Rhode Island


Pamela Murillo, PhD, specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families with a particular interest in working with adolescents and parents. Dr. Murillo uses a strength-based and collaborative approach and believes that a genuine and supportive therapeutic relationship is a key component of positive change. Therefore, she strives to create a safe, warm, trusting, non-judgmental environment for patients as they work towards their treatment goals.

Working from multicultural and developmental frameworks, Dr. Murillo utilizes evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dilectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), as well as mindfulness practices to help children, adolescents, and families thrive and grow. She strives to provide the support families need to build upon their strengths and address adversity in times of need.

In addition to therapy, Dr. Murillo has experience conducting psychological and psychoeducational assessments, as well as providing parent coaching and behavioral/academic consultation. Dr. Murillo's clinical experience spans diverse treatment settings including private practice, university treatment programs, hospitals, community mental health clinics, and schools.

Dr. Murillo is also bilingual and provides services in Spanish.

Dr. Murillo was raised in New York City and has provided clinical services throughout the New York tri-state area. She fell in love with Virginia during the completion of her pre-doctoral internship at Virginia Beach City Public Schools. She loves Virginia's beautiful beaches and nature and was ready to come back to continue helping families throughout the community.

Research Area

Multicultural Psychology Qualitative research methods Educational experiences of Immigrant- English language learners.

Clinical Interests
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Parenting
  • School-related concerns
  • Family conflict 
Professional Memberships
  • American Psychological Association
  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists
A Note from Dr. Murillo

“I am thrilled to have joined such a committed, hard-working, and dedicated team! It makes me proud to have become part of an organization that is growing and works so hard to provide the best quality of care to children, adolescents, and families.”