Hi there! My name is Cacky Mellor and I am a teacher, healer, & community builder. I blend together art therapy, complementary medicine, somatic studies, and depth psychology techniques in a unique interdisciplinary approach to trauma resilience, fostering healing on an individual and community level. My approach is tailored to each client's unique needs. I specialize in women and femme empowerment and the reclamation of one’s body and narrative.
For the last 14 years, I have been studying how to come into joyful relationship with the body. I studied art therapy and holistic psychology at Lesley University before earning my master of education's in art based activism. My studies continued with a masters in depth psychology with an emphasis in somatic studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute. I am currently completing my dissertation for my Ph.D. in the same program.
During my time at Pacifica I was introduced to the work of Jungian analysts and depth psychologists, Marion Woodman & James Hillman. Her approach to working with the embodied metaphor has greatly influenced my approach and marries nicely with somatic experiencing. I have been training in somatic experiencing for the last several years and am in my advanced year of training. Additionally, I am a reiki master and have trained in a variety of somatic and energetic healing modalities.
I developed an innovative approach to working with how language affects us on a body level. Words, and the stories we associate with them, have a deeply profound effect on us physically, psychologically, & relationally. Through my work, I bring careful awareness to the use and felt sense of language to help individuals explore & reclaim the power given to specific words. The approach works to decolonize the body and foster embodied resilience as a foundational aspect of social justice work.
Please kindly note that I am not a licensed clinical psychologist.