I am a clinical social worker licensed in Michigan, with over 30 years of experience in counseling, training new therapists, and teaching graduate students in social work practice. I have worked with very diverse clients in counseling , including individuals struggling with identity, relationships issues, life stressors, depression, anxiety, and trauma. In addition, I have over 20 years experience working with LGBTQIA+ individuals and their families. I am committed to helping my clients find their unique and true selves.
I believe that change happens when we feel supported, understood, and valued. My clients would describe me as a good listener, direct, non-judgmental and practical. In my work, I use a variety of approaches that have been proven effective through research, including Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-Focused, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
Congratulations on taking the first step in making changes in your life. I look forward to getting to know you so we can work together on a plan for change!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy
MI LMSW 6801066786
Dr. Mercer has been a great counselor by listening to my needs and offering different points of view.
Written on May 03, 2023 after therapy with Lucy for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues
Dr Mercier is hands-down the best therapist I have ever worked with. She has helped me through everything from the day to day issues of life to long-held trauma from my past. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
Written on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with Lucy for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue
Dr Mercier is very patient, kind and understanding. She makes sure I am completely at ease when discussing topics that may be difficult for me. I appreciate her help immensely.
Written on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Lucy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem