Patti Merritt, LCSW-R

Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of professional experience providing psychotherapy services to adults as well as children and teens.

I work with people suffering from anxiety, depression, mood instability, grief & loss, relationship difficulties, stress management, and coping with life’s struggles. I have specialized training and knowledge in the treatment of trauma and helping people who have experienced abuse, neglect, loss, and chronic medical conditions.

Treatment Philosophy

I use a person-centered approach that is focused on and tailored to each individual. My goal is to provide a safe, confidential, and supportive atmosphere to facilitate growth, change, and healing. I use a strengths-based approach using a variety of evidenced based treatments.

Approaches to Treatment

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavioral skills (DBT)
  • Eye movement desensitization & reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness-based interventions
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Play therapy
  • Psycho-education
  • Trauma-informed and trauma-specific interventions
  • Trauma-sensitive yoga and movement

Treatment Focus/Participants

Adults, children, and teens.

Areas of Specialty

I have extensive experience working with people with physical, intellectual, and emotional disabilities and their families.

Accepting New Patients with the following insurances:

  • BC/BS
  • Independent Health
  • Medicare
  • Univera