Melissa Perry, Therapist in Kentfield, California — Zencare
Melissa L. Perry
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Melissa L. Perry

She/Her/Hers

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT
California Accepting Online
Kentfield Accepting In-person
Updated April 8, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Divorce & separation
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Identity development
  • Depression

Professional statement

Melissa Perry is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who works with adolescent and adult individuals. Many people who seek therapy are often looking to reduce stress, process trauma, and integrate a sense of balance and purpose into their lives. If you are feeling stuck in your life, therapy can help.

Melissa considers the needs and personalities of her clients, then utilizes a therapeutic modality that will complement a client's inherent strengths. The treatment approaches she tends to lean towards are Narrative Therapy, CBT for skill-building, Mindfulness, Attachment Theory, and neuroscience for self-regulation and co-regulation. Melissa is a client-centered therapist who views her clients from a Strengths-Based lens. Melissa understands the struggles and gifts of highly sensitive people. She works to support personal development by identifying patterns and areas of potential growth. Melissa values lifelong learning and stays current with the evolutions in treatment in the field of psychology.

Aligning to who you are authentically helps foster more meaning in our lives. Melissa is deeply curious and motivated to support her clients so they are able to feel more confident and comfortable in the world. Melissa has two office locations in Marin and also offers online therapy.


Message to clients

Having a space during the week where you can fully be present with yourself and with someone who has your best interests in mind is an invaluable gift you can offer yourself or someone you care about. I have a warm, gentle, and interactive approach to therapy and it's likely we will find some humor as we work together. You are the expert on yourself but with support, we can work together to establish your objectives for therapy and work towards them. It's always an honor to work with clients. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about therapy and consider your own needs. I offer a sliding scale so please don't hesitate to ask.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Melissa Perry 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: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • 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 11pm to 7pm
  • Tue 11pm to 7pm
  • Wed 11pm to 7pm
  • Thu 11pm to 7pm
  • Fri 9:30am to 5:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Kentfield practice
1030 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, 120-7, Kentfield, California 94904
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm-8pm
  • Tue 12pm-8pm
  • Wed 12pm-8pm
  • Thu 12pm-8pm
  • Fri 10am-5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years

Private Practice , Therapist, 2020 - Present
North Marin Community Services, Therapist, 2018 - 2021

Dominican University of California, Master of Science, Counseling Psychology, 2020


Licensure

California: 119751


Languages

English