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Alison Merrill, M.Ed., LPC

Therapeutic Style:

My therapeutic style is integrative and utilizes cognitive behavioral, relational-cultural, and client centered frameworks. I strive to create a safe, non judgmental, inclusive, and collaborative space for clients where they feel empowered to be their most authentic self and improve their quality of life. As a therapist, I am here to help you navigate and identify what is best for you and am interested in how your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs combined with systemic factors and relational experiences influence this process. I incorporate strategies of self-compassion and mindfulness when appropriate along with grounding techniques.

Professional Interests:

My professional interests include, but are not limited to: anxiety disorders, social anxiety, OCD, perfectionism, depression, life transitions, identity concerns, multicultural stress, family of origin concerns, and trauma.

Groups and Liaison Roles:

I am excited to be co-facilitating the Queer Grad Group with Mark Sampson, Ph.D.

Educational Background:

I earned a Bachelor of Science in Geography with minors in Environmental Science and Communication at Florida State University in 2012. I completed my Master of Education in Counselor Education/ Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Florida Atlantic University in 2023.

Personal Interests:

I am a yoga teacher and enjoy both taking and teaching classes, spending time in nature, finding the best local coffee shops, listening to music, and spending quality time with friends and family.

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 This clinician is currently under clinical supervision.  The supervisor of record is Chelsea Arnold, LPCC-S, and their license number is E. 1901363-SUPV.