About Life by Design Therapy

Life by Design Therapy


Melody Wright, LMFT founded Life by Design Therapy out of the need to bring holistic and somatic therapy that represents the diversity of our Bay Area communities.

Our therapists are dedicated to creating a safe and healing space to help individuals, couples, and families connect, grow, and heal. We believe every person deserves to feel a sense of safety, connection, and empowerment in their lives.

Our therapists value cultural and sexual diversity and we aim to provide a safe and supportive environment for growth and transformation.

Life by Design Therapy takes pride in giving back to our diverse Bay Area communities and provides workshops, therapy groups, and trainings to support healing, growth, and empowerment for ALL.

Meet ashley!



Hello, I am Ashley Gregory (pronouns she/ her/ hers), and I am a somatic psychotherapist at Life by Design Therapy. My approach to therapy embodies compassionate curiosity. I create a welcoming atmosphere for change by embracing you as you are.

The way I integrate my somatic orientation into our work will reflect our unique connection. I may ask you to bring your attention to a movement or gesture or invite you to be curious about a sensation or feeling you’re having in the moment. We may practice using new words to describe how you are feeling inside, creating a shared language for your experience.  

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Ready to Get Started?

We welcome the diversity of all ethnic backgrounds, religious beliefs, family configurations, sexual orientations, and gender identities.  As a multicultural, mixed-race (Black and Japanese) therapist, Melody strives to provide a supportive and non-judgmental space for healing, transformation, and growth for all.