Nicole Merlo-White, LMFT - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy

Nicole Merlo-White

Nicole Merlo-White


20 years of experience

Hello, all- I am a NY and CT State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist currently based out of Connecticut. I received my Master's Degree in 2001 and have been practicing in the field ever since. I work with children, adolescents, and adults, including conducting couples and family therapy. At the present time, I am offering counseling services via telehealth through Grow Therapy's portal.

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

Initial introductions will be conducted during which time I can answer any questions you may have about the intake itself or the therapeutic process as a whole. I will then seek input on what brought you to the session, explore any changes you may want to make or any goals you may have that I can help support you with. Next steps will then be developed which are person/ couple/ family-centered.

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

I offer support, validation, and person/ couple/ family-centered care. I believe in meeting people where they are at, learning if this is where they want to be, and developing an understanding of future goals, irregardless if change may be desired. I offer a safe space to share, free from judgement, for one to explore. I also offer the skill of actively listening to what is being communicated.

About Nicole Merlo-White

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to assess whether they are helpful and healthy.

Couples Counseling

Opportunity for couples to share individual needs and wants and how these can be incorporated within couplehood.

Family Therapy

Opportunity for family members to share individual needs and wants and how these can be incorporated within familyhood.

Acceptance and commitment (ACT)

An individual is able to accept what is being experienced without judgement and learns processes which can aid in moving forward.

Solution Focused Brief Treatment

Developing goals for the future as well as determining possible solutions.

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