I am a counselor licensed in Louisiana with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, and rational-emotive counseling. We will work together to identify what your goals are for therapy, and your strengths and resources for achieving them. Together we can identify the impacts of stressors in your life, address the symptoms, and plan to avoid or cope with upcoming potentially stressful events. We will identify your needs and capabilities, affirm your resilience and strengths, and promote your self-expression and personal growth. I try to build relationships with my clients which foster collaboration, trust, and transparency. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, ADHD
AL LPC 2917
VA LPC 0701010889
Dr.Merckerson is kind and understanding with great expertise and sense of humour!
Written on May 25, 2023 after therapy with Clarence for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd
Dr. Merckerson has been a great reminder that I have the ability to put things in order and feel better about life.
Written on May 25, 2023 after therapy with Clarence for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with
I appreciate how Dr Merckerson gives me guidance to be a better partner and help repair my marriage. I feel safe enough to share the true nature of my marital problems without him judging me or my husband
Written on May 24, 2023 after therapy with Clarence for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Dr. Merckerson is extremely professional and helpful. It's easy to tell him about all my fears and insecurities. I highly appreciate his counceling. He helped me a lot during the last months
Written on Feb 07, 2021 after therapy with Clarence for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem
Dr. Merckerson is very supportive and gives great advice. I feel that I have really benefitted from our sessions and would highly recommend him.
Written on Nov 11, 2020 after therapy with Clarence for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Great conversationalist and helps a lot with talking to me about my issues.
Written on May 27, 2020 after therapy with Clarence for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger management, and coping with life changes