Ferris  Wahl
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Ferris Wahl

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Updated January 8, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Insomnia & sleep issues
  • Childhood trauma
  • Life purpose & meaning

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Therapy is a profound choice to gain more insight and agency in your life. I became a therapist because of my own experiences as an adolescent client seeking mental health support. It was challenging to find a therapist who could meet me where I was and create non-judgmental space for my ongoing search for Self. When I did find the right fit, therapy not only changed my life but helped me to invent the one I wanted. This was the genesis of a life-long mission to offer this transformational experience to others.

I know that while life can be beautiful it is also challenging, and at times it might feel like we’ve lost the plot. My job is to support you in living as your most authentic Self, however that unique process might look for you. I believe in your ability to grow, heal and thrive and I hope to get to support you in that journey.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Ferris Wahl is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $175

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-5pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri 9am-5pm
  • Sat 11am-3pm
  • Sun 11am-3pm

Work and Education

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


Licensure

California: LMFT119357


Languages

English