I would like to share some professional information about myself. I am Christine Mercier, licensed in North Carolina as a clinical social worker and addiction specialist. I believe that entering into a therapeutic relationship is a very special and even sacred agreement to explore with people whatever life situation causes them to seek counseling. I value the qualities of compassion, empathy, and authenticity which, when provided in a safe environment that we create, provides the opportunity for self-exploration and implementation of positive changes. I believe that by assisting people to explore their authentic selves they can develop healthier relationships, increased self-esteem, and reduced feelings of anxiety and depression. During our work together, we may utilize techniques from various therapeutic approaches including mindfulness and Buddhist psychology: applying spiritual principles can often bring peace beyond what psychology alone can offer. Other approaches could include cognitive/behavioral, addiction-process, and motivational therapy. I am also willing to share my 40 years of experience personally and professionally in social work and nursing including my own life experiences if doing so would benefit the client.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Avoidant Personality, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NC LCSW C003297
ND LCSW 6293
Christine is amazing!
Written on Dec 13, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I have great confidence that Christine is the perfect counselor for me!
Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, self esteem, and career difficulties
Mrs Mercier is great, she really understands what I'm going through and has been great on helping me work through my anxiety and depression.
Written on Jul 30, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem
Christine Mercier’s patience and understanding is equally balanced out with her ability to give honest and different perspectives to situations. Not once has there been a time where I’ve regretted getting to a session, and I doubt anyone else would either.
Written on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Christine is amazing! She has already helped me in such a short time. I highly recommend her.
Written on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
Christine has been fantastic to work with and is incredibly helpful as I sort through my emotions
Written on Jan 07, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief