Skillful, Compassionate Therapy in Berkeley

Melody Wright, MA

Registered MFT Intern, IMF #84077
Supervised by Lucy Collier, LMFT#37260


Therapy is a journey of self-discovery. Getting to know what’s real and true for you is a huge part. We often show the world small glimmers of our truest, most vulnerable, and courageous selves. Therapy provides a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment to explore these deeply rooted, often hidden, and sometimes even unknown places.

My Approach

During therapy, I often find that the body is ignored and overlooked. While I do believe talking about experiences can be helpful, I also believe that becoming aware of your body in the present moment can be equally important and often eye-opening.

My Somatic and Hakomi training allows me to facilitate the session in a way that is safe and informative. Our explorations may incorporate expressive arts, movement, guided visualizations, and body awareness.

By using body-centered and mindfulness based approaches, I believe you can deepen your understanding and create life-changing experiences in our sessions. Working in a truly holistic and experiential fashion, I believe that together, we can work on building somatic resources for your mind, body and spirit to help you reconnect with your truest self.

Specialties and Interests

• Stress and overwhelm
• Trauma and PTSD
• Overcoming depressive thoughts and lack of motivation
• Couples looking to re-connect and communicate more effectively
• Working through separation/divorce
• Fertility Challenges
• Woman of color
• Multicultural populations
• Cultural Conflicts
• Establishing healthy boundaries
• Work-Life balance
• Supporting new parents
• Play therapy for children 0-6

Background and Experience

I received my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Somatic Psychology from John F. Kennedy University and completed the Hakomi Professionals Skills Training. My background includes working with children ages 0-5 and their families, and I have experience working with a diverse range of individuals and couples in various community settings.


• Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern with the Board of Behavioral Sciences, IMF #84077, Supervised by Scott Eaton, #MFC23906
• M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a Specialization in Somatic Psychology from John F. Kennedy University
• B.A. in Business Economics from University of California, Los Angeles

Education and Trainings

• Hakomi Professional Skills Training, Hakomi Institute of California
• Practicum in Somatic Psychology: Touch and Psychotherapy
• Somatic Approaches to Trauma & PTSD A and B
• Somatic Psychology Perspectives on Stress and Psychobioimmunology
• Practicum in Somatic Psychology: Body Structure, Regulation, and Self-Direction
• Authentic Movement Seminar A and B
• Practicum in Somatic Psychology: Somatic Resourcing
• Practicum in Somatic Psychology: Body and Spirituality
• Body Oriented Psychotherapies
• The Cultural Body, Society, Body Image and the Self
• Practicum in Somatic Psychology: Mindfulness Based Experiential Psychotherapy – The Hakomi Method
• Principles of Somatic Psychology

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Our Address
3101 Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705
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Clinical director
Roni Gillenson, MA, LMFT# 40438