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.