She/Her/HersLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Ferris Wahl is a psychotherapist in Berkeley, California. She works with adults and teens who may be coming in to address childhood trauma, anxiety, loss, life transitions or maternal mental health. Ferris is particularly passionate about supporting new mothers, adolescents and caregivers. She also has advanced training in the areas of depression and generalized anxiety.
Ferris is trained in psychodynamic, humanistic and Gestalt approaches, which use the container of a safe therapeutic relationship to explore what beliefs or coping skills might no longer be serving clients and identify ways to evolve and move through life with more confidence and embodiment. Ferris focuses on mindfulness practices can be called on both in and out of session to help connect to one's own true feelings and needs. This supports clients to express a profound sense of connection with themselves and leads to restructuring their lives to allow them to live more authentically.
Ferris' style is deeply caring, hopeful and curious. When clients first start therapy, Ferris works to co-create a safe working relationship and set realistic and exciting goals.
Ferris received her MA from California Institute of Integral Studies. She has worked at Integral Counseling Center where she met with a wide array of populations in a private practice setting. Outside of private practice, she enjoys seeing live music, running and making delicious meals with her family. Please reach out and see what possibilities you might create with one another.
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Insomnia & sleep issues - Exploring ways to improve sleep patterns, develop healthy sleep hygiene, master relaxation techniques, manage stressors, reduce worrying, and address insomnia
Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms
Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits
Ferris Wahl is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 7 years
Seeds of Awareness, Regional Manager/Counselor, 2018 - 2019
Integral Counseling Center, Psychotherapist, 2016 - 2018
California Institute of Integral Studies, Integral Counseling Psychology, 2017
Prescott College, Counseling Psychology/Human Development, 2013