Melanie Ferrari

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA

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(510) 826-5168

Melanie Ferrari

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

516 Oakland Avenue
Suite 201
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 826-5168

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About

I offer individual therapy and couples therapy. I bring my unfiltered, authentic experience to sessions. My style is very relational, and it's anchored in cognitive science, attachment theory, mindfulness, social justice, and somatic psychology. I consider myself an especially huge nerd with evolutionary psychology.
I have two main interventions that are the cornerstones of my practice: The 1st is helping with the issue of intellectualizing emotions. This is super common, and one of the biggest causes of dead ends in therapy.
The 2nd key intervention is Non Violent Communication. It's usually used for relationship scripts, but to me, it goes far beyond communication skills. The heart of it reaches the depths of identity and cognition. When it’s fully digested, NVC encourages the kind of reflection, ownership, and healthy boundaries that can heal trauma and maladaptive thinking.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Qualifications

  • Prelicense: California / 125787
  • School: JFK University
  • Year Graduated: 2020
  • Supervisor: Elysha Martinez
  • Supervisor License: California / LMFT 93493

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of California Berkeley / Bachelor of Arts

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MPH, PhD

Location

516 Oakland Avenue
Suite 201
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 826-5168

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Kink/BDSM/Polyamory
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Recovery from Narcissistic Parents/Partners
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
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
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Melanie Ferrari

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA