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Melanie Ferrari
Melanie Ferrari
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
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Melanie Ferrari

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94611
Let's Connect (510) 826-5168
I have a Neil deGrasse Tyson-like energy about brains and psychology! I'm also very authentic and direct. My style is anchored in cognitive science, attachment theory, mindfulness, social justice, parts work, and somatic psychology. I value science equally with the domain of intuition and art, and I consider myself an especially huge nerd with evolutionary psychology. I'm LGBTQIA+ identified and aligned.
I work with individuals and couples, and I help with resetting to a secure attachment style. I also offer guidance with the issue of intellectualizing emotions. This habit prevents people from being able to metabolize emotions/trauma, and is one of the biggest causes of dead ends in therapy.
A key model I use is Non Violent Communication. It's usually used for relationship scripts, but to me, it goes far beyond communication skills. The heart of it can reach the depths of identity and cognition. When it’s fully digested, NVC encourages the kind of reflection, ownership, and boundaries that can help heal maladaptive thinking.
Call or Melanie Ferrari now for a free 15 minute consultation - (510) 826-5168

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Axis Mundi Center for Mental Health

Oakland, CA 94611

(510) 826-5168
I am doing teletherapy sessions via doxy.me as well as phone sessions.
I specialize in Recovery from Narcissistic Parents/Partners, Sex Therapy and Grief 
$145 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and groups  
Let's Connect (510) 826-5168

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Axis Mundi Center for Mental Health

Oakland, CA 94611

(510) 826-5168
I am doing teletherapy sessions via doxy.me as well as phone sessions.
I specialize in Recovery from Narcissistic Parents/Partners, Sex Therapy and Grief 
$145 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $145
  • Couple Sessions $145
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
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I'm open to doing superbills. This would allow you to seek reimbursement with an out-of-network provider.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 826-5168
Melanie Ferrari
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
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I'm open to doing superbills. This would allow you to seek reimbursement with an out-of-network provider.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 826-5168
Melanie Ferrari
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Prelicense by State of California / 125787
  • In Practice for 4 Years
  • Supervised by Elysha Martinez California / LMFT 93493
  • Degree/Diploma from University of California Berkeley Bachelor of Arts
  • Attended JFK University, Masters in Counseling Psychology , Graduated 2020
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (510) 826-5168
Melanie Ferrari
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (510) 826-5168
Melanie Ferrari
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Recovery from Narcissistic Parents/Partners
  • Sex Therapy
  • Grief

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Bisexual
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Kink/BDSM/Polyamory
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (510) 826-5168
Melanie Ferrari
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Do these issues align with your needs? or (510) 826-5168
Melanie Ferrari
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA

Client Focus

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Blind Allied
Body Positivity
Cancer
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Transgender Allied
Veterans

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Blind Allied
Body Positivity
Cancer
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Transgender Allied
Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Transpersonal
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (510) 826-5168
Melanie Ferrari
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (510) 826-5168
Melanie Ferrari
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA

Location

Primary Location

Axis Mundi Center for Mental Health

Oakland, CA 94611

(510) 826-5168
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I am doing teletherapy sessions via doxy.me as well as phone sessions.
Call for a free consultation now - (510) 826-5168
Melanie Ferrari
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
"
I am doing teletherapy sessions via doxy.me as well as phone sessions.
Call for a free consultation now - (510) 826-5168
Melanie Ferrari
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2024