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Mariel Mercado Rodriguez

Mariel Mercado Rodriguez

(she/her)

LCSW
10 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Empowering
Virtual

Hi there, I'm Mariel. Are you struggling to navigate life's challenges? Do you feel stuck, helpless, or overwhelmed? Are you tired of going through the highs and lows of life, and feeling out of control? It's okay to admit that you need help. Seeking counseling services is a brave and proactive step towards improving your mental health and overall well-being. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I'm here to provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Together, we can work through difficult life transitions, process past traumas, and develop coping skills to better manage your mood. My approach is compassionate, non-judgmental, and tailored to your unique needs and goals. Remember, you don't have to face life's struggles alone. Let's work together to help you find the peace and happiness you deserve.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our sessions together, you can expect to gain insight and clarity into your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I will listen with empathy and without judgment to help you feel heard and understood. We will work together to identify and build upon your strengths and abilities, so that you can face challenges in a graceful way and become the person you were designed to be. I believe that everyone has the potential to live life free and fervently, and I will help you tap into that potential. Through our counseling sessions, you will learn valuable coping skills to manage stress and anxiety, as well as gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your life experiences. My goal is to empower you to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I take a holistic and eclectic approach to therapy. This means that I consider the whole person - mind, body, and spirit - and utilize a variety of evidence-based treatment methods to tailor our sessions to your unique needs and goals. Some of the approaches I use include mindfulness-based therapy, which focuses on being present in the moment and cultivating a non-judgmental awareness of your thoughts and feelings. I also incorporate acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), which helps you identify and clarify your values, and then develop a plan to live in accordance with those values. Additionally, I use cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which focuses on changing negative thought patterns and behaviors that are contributing to your distress.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

As a woman from a diverse background, I possess a unique ability to connect with clients. I understand that each individual has their own unique experiences, challenges, and perspectives, and I strive to create a safe and supportive space where clients feel seen, heard, and validated. My own experiences have taught me the importance of being culturally responsive and sensitive to clients' diverse backgrounds and identities. I bring a strong sense of empathy, compassion, and understanding to my work, and I believe that these qualities help me to build strong and trusting relationships with my clients.

About Mariel Mercado Rodriguez

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Appointments

Virtual