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!
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
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 , Posttraumatic 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 Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMSW #6801066786 (Expires: 2024-04-30)
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.