Professional Consultation

The Psychotherapy Institute offers consultation to licensed psychotherapists through the Supervision Study Program. Your consultant will be a supervisor in the program and will work under the guidance of senior clinicians with expertise in psychotherapy supervision.

The fee for consultation is $75 per session for members of TPI and $100 per session for nonmembers. Fees are paid directly to the SSP program supervisor that you work with.  For more information, or to arrange for a consultation, contact the Director of Advanced Training Programs, Sandra Gaspar at

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2023-2024 SSP Consultants 

Melissa Gericke, LPCC, LMHC, is Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Counselor based in Oakland, California currently working with adults and LGBTQIA+ individuals in private practice. Melissa graduated from Arcadia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience and Religion in 2012. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marywood University in 2017. Shortly after completing her graduate degree, she moved to Ithaca, NY where she worked in an outpatient clinic for adults struggling with various addictions. Later, she moved to the Bay Area and began her work in private practice, offering weekly, long-term, depth psychotherapy for adult individuals. Melissa has been trained in EMDR, IFS, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. She is also deeply influenced by Psychoanalytic, Relational, and Somatic theories. As a psychotherapist she works with individuals who have experienced or are actively experiencing attachment wounding, narcissistic parenting or partners, addictions and compulsions, life transitions, gender exploration, codependency, and childhood sexual abuse. As a clinical supervisor and consultant Melissa can help you think through transference/countertransference, projective identification and the application of clinical theory. She will also provide a space that is dedicated to developing your own path as a therapist. As both a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor she recognizes that the intersections of identities between her and her supervisees is incredibly important in the supervisory relationship. She is committed to examining the role that these systems play in the clinical relationship. Currently, she is enrolled in the Supervision Study Program at The Psychotherapy Institute from 2023-2024 and is actively working with Supervisees at CIIS.

Ileana Hahambis, LCSW, MPH, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the public sector. She received her MSW from Smith College in 2012. She has worked with Veterans since 2012 in various settings, including research, homeless programs, inpatient psychiatry, residential treatment, and outpatient treatment. She has been a community member of San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis’ Coalition for Clinical Social Work since 2014, where she participated in their mentoring program. She was a mentee from 2014-2015 and a mentor from 2020-2023. She has supervised since 2022 and is excited to be a part of SSP’s 2023-2024 training cohort.

Tanya Takacs, LMFT, is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in San Francisco, offering individual therapy, couples therapy, clinical supervision and consultation. She has a BA in Sociology from Vassar College and a MA in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Tanya has worked clinically in a variety of settings including a hospice agency, an elementary school, an adolescent in-patient psychiatric unit, and several outpatient sliding-scale clinics. She opened her private practice in 2017. Tanya started supervising in 2023 for C.I.I.S. as well as consulting through the Supervision Study Program at The Psychotherapy Institute. She is glad to be a part of TPI’s 2023-2024 SSP cohort to further enliven and enrich her work and better support her clients and supervisees.

Coecillia Zazove, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in the Berkeley/Albany Area where she is in independent practice. She offers weekly, long-term, depth therapy and EMDR therapy for adults. She also provides clinical consultation to licensed professionals and supervision to psychotherapy interns. She received her Masters in Social Work at New York University Silver School of Social Work. She also completed a two-year Postgraduate Training Program at The Psychotherapy Institute where she received training in psychodynamic and socio-culturally informed modalities for working with adults. She also uses aspects of IFS parts work in her practice. They work from a psychodynamic, attachment and relational lens and hold strong importance around sociocultural issues. She works mainly with adults and couples who have experienced any of the following: anxiety, adult attachment issues, relationship issues/interpersonal effectiveness, identity work (cultural, social), adult children of immigrants, life transitions (new moms, career change, etc), ppl who work in tech, low-self esteem, adults who had narcissistic parents or partners, grief & loss, PTSD and complex trauma. As a consultant and supervisor, she works with her colleagues to help them find their own authentic voices as therapists. Her focus is on the therapist’s use of self and how that intersects with the patient's psychological and sociocultural experiences and contexts. They believe supervision and consultation is a collaborative process, so you can expect them to be curious, direct, compassionate and attuned to issues of difference. Thinking together about what is transpiring within the patient-therapist dyad and what may be surfacing between us can be a vulnerable process. She brings honesty, safety, and a willingness to tolerate the discomfort that can be activated during those moments together. She is currently enrolled in the Supervision Studies Program at The Psychotherapy Institute and currently taking new supervisees.