Melissa Whippo is a pioneer in the maternal wellness space with 20 years of therapeutic experience. Her work is deeply influenced by attachment theory, object relations, mindfulness meditation and herbalism. She is a licensed clinical social worker and certified yoga instructor. Melissa has worked with pregnant women and mothers, couples and new families as well as individuals struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction and eating disorders. She is grateful to have so many modalities of healing, such as ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and plant medicine, to help people return home to their true selves. She believes we all carry innate wisdom in our bodies and that healing is always possible. In addition to her work at the Center for Transformational Psychotherapy, she has an online private practice and is involved in research with ketamine, lactation and postpartum depression.