Merissa Pryor

(LCSW)

About Me

Sometimes in the journey of life we could all benefit from someone to journey with us during the difficult times.

My name is Merissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over seven years experience in counseling as well as advocacy, mental health and substance abuse treatment. I specialize in empowering individuals that may be struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, mood disorders or relationship issues. My main therapeutic approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as I believe there is so much power in learning how thoughts influence behavior and emotion and then changing those negative patterns. I also incorporate psychodynamic counseling and Solution Focused Therapy among other treatment approaches and tailor my approach to your needs. I am empathetic, non-judgmental and very passionate about the work I do and enjoy being able to help others heal, grow and achieve their goals.

I am excited about beginning this journey with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149.019250 (Expires: 2019-11-30)


Reviews

Written by B.O. on Jan 02, 2019 after counseling with Merissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Merissa is respectful and caring. She understands what my concerns are and is great in asking the right questions -- and answering them provides a deep relief. My quality of life increased sufficiently, thanks Merissa!

Written by C.H. on Sep 23, 2018 after counseling with Merissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time so far with Merissa, she understands my situation very well, and is always there to help untangle my web.

Written by K.R. on Sep 21, 2018 after counseling with Merissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

She helped me understand the path that I have to take, she didn't just feed me the answers to my problems we figured them out together. Amazing person!

Written by J.U. on Sep 11, 2018 after counseling with Merissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I personally struggle with social anxiety and general anxiety and also low self esteem. I really like my counselor, she gave me some really great advices i am thankful for. She responds quickly and I would recommend her.

Written by B.O. on Sep 06, 2018 after counseling with Merissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, and self esteem

It’s never comfortable talking to a complete stranger about your problems but Merissa made it easy. She’s nice, understanding and caring. I am thankful that I got matched with her.