Integral Counseling with Melissa Geiger, M.A.
Reclaim Your Power.
Reveal Your Potential.
Reawaken Your Radiance.
Each of the trials we face can overwhelm us to the point of shutting down, or they can inspire us to step into new levels of resourcefulness and resilience. Finding the right support can make all the difference.
I work primarily with cancer survivors and new mothers. I offer a warm, supportive environment and a diverse blend of tools and techniques to support you in adapting positively to these major life changes.
I hold a Masters degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. My clinical background includes training in Gestalt, Hakomi, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and a number of other modalities that honor the somatic and spiritual dimensions of the transformative process. My work is a synthesis of these different approaches.
The heart of my work is about resourcing—helping you recover a strong connection to the source of your vitality, power and creativity.
Together, we bring focused, compassionate care to the parts of your life that are in need of transformation. I help you develop skillful ways of shifting out of emotional reactivity and into compassionate, grounded responsiveness.
“Melissa embodies grace and compassion. She understands people deeply and has an inner reserve of strength and effectiveness. She has impeccable integrity and lives a life in service of the highest expression of truth. She is beautiful inside and out–a vibrant expression of love and life!”
~ Anitra Cole Berkeley, CA
“Melissa was the first person I worked with who treated me like there was nothing wrong with me, only seeing my highest self at all times. Through her love, guidance and positive reflections, I was finally able to learn to trust my intuition and discover the beautiful truth waiting inside me.”
~Susan Marjanovic, Somatic/Shamanic Dance Facilitator
One form of work that I am especially fond of is supporting women through their passage into motherhood. Becoming a mother is a profound transformation that involves a loss of your old identity and life, and the birth of a new way of being in the world.
In my work with mothers-to-be, we typically focus on
- honoring this time as an important rite of passage
- becoming more comfortable setting boundaries and asking for what you need
- preparing for the post-partum changes your body, soul and relationships will undergo
- cultivating a strong sense of community around you
- stepping into motherhood with strength, grace and support
“Melissa was such an angel during my pregnancy and during my postpartum time. I was in a rough spot during my transition to motherhood. Her sweet, nurturing presence helped smooth the way for me. Through her listening ear, warm wisdom and experience, and her swift helpful actions, I felt honored and cared for in this important initiation.”
~ Jaya Sat Kriya
I see clients in Berkeley, CA (within walking distance from the Ashby BART Station) and I also work with many international clients through phone or Skype sessions.
My standard rate is $110/hour. (Sliding scale available for clients with demonstrated financial need.)
Contact me to get started. I’m available to answer any questions you might have. I’m happy to book a complementary 15 minute exploratory call to see if we are a good fit.
My work is rooted in a deep love for the natural beauty and integrity that unfold when our we consciously tend to our deeper needs.
I am passionate about supporting women in realizing new depths of resilience and resourcefulness in the face of major life transitions.
Although I was originally trained as a therapist, I utilize a positive psychology counseling/coaching model in my private practice. Rather than working with mental illness, I currently work in the field of holistic mind/body wellness.
If you are looking for psychotherapy to address depression, anxiety or other mental health concerns, I have many wonderful colleagues who I can refer you to.
“Melissa has an amazing heart. She tunes into what you really need on a soul level and supports you to achieve your deepest desires. By the end of the experience, ideas you considered idyllic concepts have been transformed into fulfilled realities.”
~ Revi Schlesinger, Co-Founder, Kids Organic Ubud, Bali
“Melissa is a bright light in this world. She inspires me to grow with her grounded, caring and non-judgmental energy.”
~Karina Louise, Photographer,www.karinalouise.com