Carmelle Ellison

Accepting Clients

I help high-achieving Black and Brown women unburden their bodies so that they can live more honest, integrated, and enjoyable lives.

Clinical Social Worker in Berkeley, CA

About My Clients

As far as anyone knows, you’re an achiever. Yet, on the inside, you’re still striving like you have so much to prove to yourself and others. The exhaustion felt in your body, reminds you that there has to be more to life than self-sacrificial endurance, and constant chasing of the next thing. You're in need of unconditional support and a full body exhale along the path to lasting change. It’s time now - you’ve tried to do it on your own for far too long.

My Background and Approach

As an EMDR Certified Therapist, Certified Enneagram & Integral Coach, I personally know the support it takes to get past stuck places like your well-being depends on it. I believe that life can be more fulfilling when we have effective care to help us unburden our bodies and connect to our essence (who we truly are underneath the armor that we wear). This effective care can also help you address a variety of unresolved traumas, relationship challenges, complicated grief, big life transitions, perfectionism, and impostor syndrome cycles. I'd be honored to help you embrace your right to feel deeply alive, to have healthy unconditional care and support, and to take up unapologetic space in this world. In our work together, I'll help you live your life like it's golden and I know your body will thank you for it. So, visit my website: or call/text (510-947-1819) to schedule.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

We can never have too many healthy human beings in this world, and I believe that it's an act of bravery to be conscious of living a life beyond survival mode. As a Black Woman of Afro-Caribbean descent, I am a fierce advocate for social justice and equity, so intersections of your identity aren't ignored in our work together. In short, whoever you are, and whatever juncture you're at in life, there is open space for you in our work together. Lasting change is possible through effective practices backed by neuroscience, attachment theory, and human development that I know will help you unburden your mind, heart, and body while helping you make contact with the 'you' that you might have forgotten about and didn't even know existed. If you're ready for lasting change this time, reach out and I'd love to help you get started.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 11 years of practice
  • Rate: $200 - 225/session


510-947-1819 Email Carmelle
2140 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
2443 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

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