I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Therapist licensed in California. I have been working with children, families, and individuals for over 15 years. Over the past 7 years I have been providing therapy for children, families and individuals whom have challenges with mental health barriers. I have worked as a Crisis Responder in the community, hospital, and Law Enforcement settings providing training and coaching strategies on how to respond to mental health using a non-judgmental approach. My goal is to empower through therapeutic and biblical principals that instills, empowers and support our unique voice and choice as well as maintain safety and sense of wellness. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma, sexual and emotional abuse and grief and loss.
My counseling style is motivated by engaging persons in a non-judgmental manner, creating a sense of value, respectful, , compassion, and being transparent. My therapeutic approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focus Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy TF (CBT), Motivation Interviewing, Mindfulness, Grief and Loss, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Solution Focused Therapy. My goal is to empower those that are seeking to work in partnership to improve there levels of functioning.
My desire is to empower through acknowledgement, validating, and understanding, I believe through commitment and partnership you will be able to gain a better, safer control over your life.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Harm , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #93654 (Expires: 2022-01-31)
Lynda, has been such a joy to find. She has truly added such a relief. I appreciate how genuine and helpful she has been through out the process.
I am so blessed and grateful to have crossed paths with Miss Lynda at a time in my life where I was feeling a little lost and needed extra support. Lynda is kind and compassionate, and most of all, she made me feel seen and heard. She helped me through a difficult transition period in my life and gave me the tools I needed to overcome my anxiety when I needed it the most. Lynda truly cares about the well-being of her clients, and every session felt like I was talking to a good friend over coffee. Thank you, Lynda, for everything -- the laughs and the meaningful conversations will always hold a special place in my heart! You're the best!
Lynda is compassionate, funny and very insightful. So far she has helped me view myself and my life situations in a more gentle, positive way. I'm very grateful for Lynda's support and professional expertise!
So lucky to have connected with Lynda. Through my struggles, she has listened to me and is there to provide lots of love and support. I'm thankful to have met her. Lynda is a wonderful counselor who will not only ask you questions but will have meaningful conversations with you.
I have only been working with Lynda for a short time but her positive attitude makes my week better! She listens to me without judgement and is extremely understanding and supportive. She has provided me with many resources to deal with my struggles and actionable solutions.
I am so pleased and satisfied with how far Lynda and I got in our first session!! It is extremely difficult to touch basis on so many things that are affecting a person's life but Lynda was able to pick out what was truly underneath the roots of MY personal issues and experiences. I am more than thankful for her. I do not know how to express my gratitude for her. At the end of our session, she let me know right away what she had available next and I re-scheduled. Her listening, provided resources, and engagement speaks for itself! I felt like she was someone I have known for a long time because she could RELATE to what I was saying and she gave honest, genuine feedback! I hope I can keep her for as ling as I need. Thank you Better Help for sending me Lynda Merrit. Every counselor will not be for every person, I understand but I feel like Lynda is for ME!
Lynda doesn't judge no matter the circumstances and does an incredible job helping me feel comfortable to talk about things that are so hard to talk about otherwise. She is patient, doesn't rush and is so relatable. She will empathize with my struggles and even share stories about herself to help me open up better. She provides a safe space to say what I want without feeling awkward about it. To put it simply, she loves what shes doing and doesn't let the distinction between therapist and client from getting in the way; in fact, she prefers to refer to us as her partners and that we're on this journey together, which just makes everything that much easier to deal with.
Lynda listens to my concerns and provides tools to help.
I am so blessed that I was paired with Lynda. Lynda is a therapist that truly wants to help those she comes in contact with. She is very warm and kind as well as easy to talk to. I look forward touch our sessions and I have already seen so much progress dealing with my situation.
Lynda has provided such an open line of communication. She gave me such grounded feedback about where some of my insecurities were coming from and validated how I was feeling about my life while making sure I uplifted myself.
Lynda is an amazing listener and is very warm and kind. I look forward to meeting with her when we have a session scheduled
Lynda is a very patient and responsive therapist. She is the first therapist in years that makes me feel like she truly wants to help me. I am actually looking forward to seeing how we will do as a team to tackle the things that are keeping me from being my best self. I would highly recommend taking the time to try betterhelp.com and/or Lynda herself.
Lynda is fantastic! She is really nice, helpful and knows her stuff! I’m very happy I got paired with her
Lynda is a very kind and understanding individual. When I was in a place of uncertainty, she was there to guide me to a better state of mind. She understood my needs and allowed me to talk about everything that was happening in my life. I am grateful for a person like her to be a sign of hope for the people struggling. Thanks so much!
Lynda is an enlightening and incredibly experienced counselor. Within my first two appointments I felt more energetic and generally happier in my everyday life. I couldn't have done it without her help.
Lynda is a great counselor and we made a lot of progress within even our first session. I would highly recommend her for those suffering with relationship problems.
First time I actually felt better after speaking to someone. Lynda is an angel doing the work she is clearly intended to do. She is an inspiration and proof that you can make the world a better place by knowing and loving yourself.
Lynda is super down to earth and easy to talk to. She’s upbeat and positive and has a great smile.
LYNDA IS THE BEST!
Linda is absolutely wonderful. This is my first therapy experience, and I came in extremely skeptical. Linda listened to me and understood all of my concerns. She was vary caring and listened to everything I had to say, then offered me goals and suggestions that I could work on. I never thought less than a month later, I’d feel like there was a giant weight lifted from me. I will always carry these issues, but I feel I am so much better equipped and have so much more confidence to deal with them moving forward. I would recommend Lynda to everyone I know who feels like they need some help. Thank you so much, Lynda. I feel hopeful for the first time in a long time.
From the get go, Lynda was able to give me support and confidence in her ability to help me. Her approach is exactly what I've been looking for.
She's amazing and very supportive. Very good at listening and makes therapy feel like we are just talking over coffee. Lynda provides many resources other than herself and that is also helpful. Keep up the good work. :)