Meet Fellana Randall, LMFT
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars…”
It was Fellana’s mother who taught her the value of learning. Fellana reports that she has been curious and inquisitive since she was a child as she has always been fascinated by people and relationships. It was her mother who also instilled in her the values of perseverance and determination. Often, her mother shared a quote by Les Brown: “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” That idea has always stuck with Fellana and motivated her to continue to strive for better opportunities, self-understanding, healing, helping, and acquiring knowledge.
Learning continued for Fellana as she earned her M.A. in Counseling, with an emphasis in Marriage Family and Child Counseling, from Webster University. She received further clinical training from the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute. Fellana’s training in psychiatry has involved women engaging in high-risk behaviors, individuals struggling with substance abuse, and children and families struggling with mental illness. Fellana completed an externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples. All of which furthered her commitment and motivation to help those striving for more optimistic paths.
For Fellana Randall, a genuine desire to help others originates from her understanding of herself
When you meet Fellana, you are met by her warmth and inviting smile. Immediately you feel comfortable and at ease. Early on, Fellana Randall realized her interest in helping others when she began to be curious about her own history and the impact that it has on her life over the years. Fellana describes herself as being fascinated by how she was influenced by her environment, including her childhood. Her curiosity led her on a continuous path towards self-discovery. Merely, the process of learning inspired her to heal old wounds through seeking personal therapy for further exploration.
She enjoys working with couples and women of color in a powerful and impactful way
Fellana has expertise in treating couples as well as individual adults and children. Regardless of if you are single or in a relationship, she often helps you or the couple to develop a satisfying intimate relationship. While Fellana works with a range of clients, she focuses on the challenges that single women of color (WOC) in the Bay Area face when approaching dating and singlehood. It can feel challenging to meet potential partners while also avoiding toxic relationships. WOC too often feel both invisible and exotified based on body image and other ethnic features. WOC tend to feel forced to compare themselves to women of the dominant culture in the ways that can cause them to feel undervalued and demoralized. WOC have a tendency to find themselves compromising their values. This often leads to feelings of frustration, rejection, and loneliness. Fellana’s goal is to help WOC overcome insecurities, improve their sense of self-worth, and build attraction with confidence, visibility, and spontaneity to inspire devotion and have commitment they desire.
In Fellana’s work with couples, she uses her EFT training to understand the shared couple’s experience as well as the past experiences of each partner that may be impacting the relationship. Fellana also checks for repeated interactional patterns that cause one or both partners pain. Her goal is for each partner to develop an understanding and compassion for one another’s experience. This approach establishes framework in which strategies can be developed, learned, and practiced improving communication and resolving conflict.
She is excited to facilitate lasting change and hope
Both her colleagues and clients have described Fellana as being a curious, deep thinker, who radiates positivity and joy. Fellana brings those aspects of herself into each therapy session. Unpleasant, earlier life experiences often cause mental & emotional scares. In your work with Fellana, you will find that she will help you to gain awareness and insight into the various issues in order to get to the root of the challenge. Fellana believes feeling better is not about willpower. It’s about healing. Through a collaborative partnership, Fellana hopes to help adults, couples, and families gain mastery over their pasts so that they can feel freer in shaping their futures.