Melissa Gericke (she/they)

Accepting Clients

"It is by going down into the abyss that we discover the treasures of life." Joseph Campbell

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Oakland, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Group

About My Clients

I work best with people who are seeking to uncover parts of themselves that have been denied or unaccepted in order to create a fully expressed life. As your therapist I can provide a space that is dedicated to your own path with full attunement.

My Background and Approach

I bring curiosity and compassion into our sessions to better understand your history, experience and personal truth. While my approach is curated to your personal experience, I also draw from Relational Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy and Internal Family Systems. More generally, I am a queer therapist based in Oakland practicing psychotherapy via telehealth. As a therapist, I am grounded, curious, warm and attentive.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that we all have the innate capacity to heal, but in order for that to happen we need to exist in spaces where we can be truly seen. I believe therapy can provide this space and create relationships that are reparative and empowering.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $120 - 160/session


510-736-3954 Email Melissa
Online Counseling
Oakland, CA 94604

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