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Merry Walensa, LPCC

Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am licensed in California with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients cope with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career planning and/or difficulties on the job. I also have experience working with coping with life changes.
I do integrative work including spirituality, related to the psychological-philosophical work often referred to as existential theory, that is inclusive.
I create for ALL my clients a space that is an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment.
It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards making change. I am here to support & empower you on this journey.

Please note: that ALL new clients need to sign up for a VIDEO appointment FIRST before a phone or chat may be used.For new comers. I also highly recommend keeping your appointments and cancelling by giving advanced notices when ever possible.
I appreciate that COURTEOUS. Thank you.

Professional experience

16yrs in practice
Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Expats, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

CA LPCC 322

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Merry Walensa. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I appreciate Merry very much

Written on Jan 15, 2024 after therapy with Merry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Merry has a plethora of good advice and helpful tips to relax and meditate. She is very kind and nurturing.

Written on Oct 27, 2023 after therapy with Merry for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and adhd

Merry has been easy to work with and was easy to speak to, she had thought me how to navigate through emotions and feelings. Truly grateful!

Written on Jul 26, 2023 after therapy with Merry for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Merry is the best! So grateful to have her on my team.

Written on Apr 26, 2023 after therapy with Merry for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Mary is wonderful and has helped with many approaches to help with my anxiety. Every session was very helpful.

Written on Mar 29, 2023 after therapy with Merry for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Merry is a very compassionate, dedicated, and skilled therapist. You can tell she truly enjoys what she does and has such great expertise . If you need support on your journey she’s a great pick.

Written on Mar 06, 2023 after therapy with Merry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem