Skillful, Compassionate Therapy in Berkeley
Megan Fitz, MA
Registered MFT Intern, IMF #88588
Supervised by Jo Sopko, MFT, Licensed MFT #38054
Therapy is a unique opportunity to engage and explore the inner world in order to discover your aliveness and come into a greater sense of ease and balance in your life. Together we can find ways to support navigating from the inside in a way that offers new possibilities for being in relationship with what you encounter on the outside. I hope to work with you to make meaning of your experience, to engage your capacity to make choices, and to build skills to help manage what feels challenging. Through our process of working together I hope you will discover new and kinder ways of knowing and being with yourself. Deeply engrained habitual patterns can shift with steady and consistent commitment and curiosity.
How I Work
I weave together a variety of approaches in my work as a therapist, as they seem relevant to what arises in session. This could include orienting to the experience of the body and exploring how you relate to your own movement—your unique way of expressing and being with yourself. I also bring in work with arts modalities including visual arts, writing, drama and role play, music, and guided imagery—working with emerging metaphors that have meaning for you. I hold a lens from ecopsychology that you are not a manifestation of symptoms in isolation, but an expression intimately interconnected with the environment and society around you. We may explore the way past traumas, family history and dynamics, and social messages have impacted and led to choices that influence your present experience. I work in an attuned, sincere, and respectful way, moving at a pace that honors your unique way of discovering and reshaping what’s inside.
I have worked with individuals, couples, children and families in a variety of settings to support challenges such as:
- Challenges with intimacy
- Major life transitions
- Spiritual emergency
- Grief and loss
- Trauma and PTSD
- Self-esteem and empowerment
- Chronic pain and illness
- Physical and/or cognitive differences including
Cerebral palsy, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, and Downs Syndrome
- Anxiety and depression during pregnancy
- Postpartum depression and anxiety
- Preparing for labor and delivery
- Pregnancy and birth
I have a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus on Expressive Arts Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies and a BA in Studio Art from Carleton College. Through personal work and a continuing practice as a craniosacral therapist, I have a strong orientation towards Somatic Therapy and working with the body as a means of deepening and expanding self-understanding. In addition to private practice therapy, I have worked with teens in a group home, children at a preschool, adults with physical and cognitive differences at a day arts program, and with individuals of all ages navigating health challenges in a hospital setting. I am also a birth doula with a growing interest in pregnancy and birth, transitions into parenthood, and early bonding and attachment.