Melissa Whippo, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Specialties: Pre and postnatal mood disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety

Services Offered: Individual psychotherapy, couples therapy and ketamine assisted psychotherapy, group, psychedelic integration (individuals), psychedelic integration (groups), harm reduction therapy (groups), pre- and post-ritual counseling, trauma-focused psychotherapy, holistic approaches, psychodynamic therapy, somatic therapy, mindfulness training, dieta counseling

Sessions: Telehealth & In-Person (San Anselmo, California)



Melissa Whippo is a pioneer in the maternal wellness space with 20 years of therapeutic experience. Her work is deeply influenced by attachment theory, object relations, mindfulness meditation and herbalism. She is a licensed clinical social worker and certified yoga instructor. Currently, she offers Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy at the Center for Transformational Psychotherapy in San Anselmo. She also has an online private practice.

How I work with clients

In her clinical work at the Center for Transformational Psychotherapy, Melissa offers therapeutic support to individuals and couples who seek emotional wellness. Working alongside a psychiatrist, she provides Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy to people who suffer from depression, anxiety, addiction, grief and trauma, and also provides integration sessions that do not include medicine.

Her approach is warm and personable. She combines traditional psychoanalytic theories such as object relations and attachment theory with somatic understanding. Melissa also utilizes aspects of yoga, mindfulness meditation and sacred plant wisdom.


MA in Social Work (University of Southern California)


Licensed Clinical Social Worker (#26511 California)


Certified Yoga Instructor


English, Spanish

Online Sessions


Location Online, Telehealth, California, San Anselmo

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