Andrew Mercer

(MA, LCPC)
Therapist Andrew Mercer Photo

About Me

I'm so happy you're here and so happy that you're taking an important step towards positive change in your life. Nothing brings me more joy than to be able to be a part of your journey while we work towards your goals. I've been partnering with adults for the past 8 years in private practice as a licensed therapist and 3 years as a life coach working with college-aged adults. Former and current clients appreciate my honest straightforward approach to counseling as well as my ability to patiently and compassionately hold space for answers to emerge.

The struggles of life are not meant to be all-consuming or overwhelming and as self-sufficient as most of us are, we all need help at some point. I know I've benefitted from being able to talk through my worries and concerns with the help of a trained therapist and know what the experience is like in either seat. I was trained in pastoral counseling and at Loyola University in Chicago and can assist if your concerns are more spiritual in nature and when they are not take a more traditional approach. I draw from relational schools of thought- psychodynamic, humanistic and Adlerian but apply them in a straightforward pragmatic fashion to keep the process brief and effective.

Having been trained and educated in diverse settings, I have experience working with many different types of people with many different concerns. In particular, spiritual and religious questions, LGBT issues, anxiety and coping with grief and loss are areas that I can support you the most. I look forward to working with you as we take the next steps in your journey together.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180009135 (Expires: 2023-03-31)

LPC #76320 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Mar 23, 2021 after therapy with Andrew for 3 years and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I’ve worked with Andrew for a little over 3 years. He is outstanding. Keeps it real and helps me keep my goals in mind.

Written by Z.A. on Jan 27, 2021 after therapy with Andrew for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd

My counselor is skilled and patient. He’s worked with me as I’ve strived to turn an unpleasant emotional period into one of peace and satisfaction.

Written by J.E. on Nov 26, 2020 after therapy with Andrew for 6 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Andrew has been an enormous help to me this year. I have worked with other counselors in the past, and Andrew really stands out for his knowledge, care, listening and understanding of my personal circumstances. He has exceeded my expectations, and I'm fortunate to counsel with him.

Written by C.A. on Jun 05, 2020 after therapy with Andrew for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Andrew has been understanding and supportive, I believe his professional experience is legit and he will be able to help a lot more people in the future!

Written by S.A. on May 25, 2020 after therapy with Andrew for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

I had a hard time finding a counselor that was a good fit for me until I met Andrew. He's so profesional, listens to you patiently and provides great advise and insight. I have felt better and better after each session. Thank you so much Andrew!

Written by L.O. on Dec 16, 2017 after therapy with Andrew for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, self esteem, and career

I had Andrew as therapist for more than five months and I would like to make an assessment of his work. He has helped me a lot on a grand variety of topics. So many that it would be too long to name them all individually! He is a competent, intelligent and kind therapist who easily understands what is being exposed to him (almost read my mind like a psychic!). Many of our sessions have allowed me to see things differently in difficult life situations and readjust my strategies for more fulfillment and well-being. Highly recommended professional.

Written by L.A. on Nov 30, 2017 after therapy with Andrew for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and anger

Andrew has helped me have an outlet to my worries, and having a non-judgmental sounding board really helps.

Written by L.A. on Sep 03, 2017 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and career

Andrew is a class act. I completely trust him and he far exceeds my expectations from a counseler because he also has proven to be a trusted and empathetic fellow human being. He never makes me feel judged and helps me sort through every bump in the road.

Written by A.C. on Aug 16, 2017 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks

I'm always the one that really doesn't evaluate people, but Andrew is a gentle, caring, bright good at heart gentleman who is carved with empathy and experience like a therapist should be. Thanks for being part of my journey!