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.
- Family conflicts
- Anger management
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, ADHD
LPC #7563 (Expires: 2020-06-30)
LPC #2917 (Expires: 2020-07-31)
Great conversationalist and helps a lot with talking to me about my issues.
Dr. Merckerson has been very supportive and helpful in my therapy. He listened respectfully, always willing to help. He sent me several resources as I mentioned I like that. He truly has his clients well-being in mind. I highly recommend him.
I have tried many therapist but I have never been able to see that clear about myself as clear now and work on improving myself through great coaching. He is the best and highly recommend him.
Despite me talking too quickly most of the time Dr Merckerson had no problem keeping up, making notes guiding me through my thinking and understanding how I think. He made me feel super comfortable and was very understanding of my situation.