My name is Michelle Mercado and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have obtained my Master's degree in Social Work at Florida International University. I realize that no two people are the same and as such, I tailor my therapy to meet the specific needs of my clients. My practice specializes in treating: Depression Life transitions Self-esteem Stress Anxiety Peer relations School issues Autism spectrum ADHD Substance abuse LGBTQ+ Behavioral issues Anger Management Mood disorders Bipolar disorder
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
My treatment approach is open, genuine, and compassionate so you can feel comfortable exploring difficult issues. I have experience working with individuals of all ages, couples, and families, helping them find their strengths and abilities so they can live a fulfilling life. In sessions, I will provide a safe space to help you clarify what matters to you while listening deeply and most importantly, being nonjudgemental.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or any other issue, I will help you recognize underlying problems, fully realize your strengths and adjust certain behaviors and thoughts to see things in a different, healthier way. My work with clients draws on Acceptance and Commitment (ATC) Cognitive Behavioral therapies (CBT) Mindfulness-based work Behavioral therapy Rational Emotive Therapy Solution-Focused Brief (SFBT) Strenght-based Motivational Interviewing Trauma-focused
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
I have provided individual, family, and group work therapy. I specialize in addressing symptoms of depression, anxiety, self-esteem, behavioral issues, and stress management.