Jennifer Merrill, MA, LPC, NCC

Jennifer Merrill View Specialties

As a therapist, I consider it a tremendous privilege to meet you where you are and be a part of your journey of discovery and healing. I hope to create a collaborative, client-centered approach to achieving hope and well-being by focusing on your strengths and offering support. Working together we can address your past to gain an understanding of your current self, shedding light on patterns and beliefs that may no longer serve you well. We will also work on skills to improve your ability to be more mindful of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors enabling you to act more in accordance with what is most important to you.
Learning to manage conflict can also allow you to deepen your connection with others and have more fulfilling relationships. Effective communication can enable conflict to be an opportunity for you, and those with whom you have relationships, to gain more understanding of each other and become closer. I want to help you live your best life and reach your highest potential both as an individual and in your relationships. Welcoming clients from all walks of life and experiences, I offer an empathetic and kind environment to process through and support you in working with a variety of issues.
I work with adults and couples.
Some of the issues I specialize in include:
Processing past traumatic or difficult experiences or conditions
Increasing connection in relationships
Increasing effective communication
Increasing effective conflict management
Increasing self compassion
Reducing depression
Reducing anxiety
Finding purpose and meaning
Learning to manage stress
Divorce recovery
My areas of expertise include the following types of therapy:
EMDR-facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories and other adverse life experiences to bring these to an adaptive resolution
Gottman Couples therapy-addresses the skills necessary to improve many aspects of your relationship focusing on three major areas including: 1)creating and maintaining a closeness and a friendship in relationship, 2) managing conflict and communicating effectively 3) creating a shared meaning as you learn each other's hopes and dreams for yourselves and your relationship.
CBT-looking at how our thoughts, feelings and behaviors influence one another and making changes in one area changes the others
Psychodynamic-working to understand how our past may be influencing our present and bringing the unconscious thoughts and motivations to our awareness
ACT-Working toward understanding our values and living more fully aligned with them as we accept and become curious about our thoughts and feelings
Individuals: $150 per 50 minute session
Couples: $200 per 50 minute session
I am considered out of network with insurance. I can provide you with a bill to submit to your insurance company.
Location and contact:
5750 Balcones Dr Suite 106
Austin, TX 78745
Masters in Counseling Northwestern University
Licensed Professional Counselor
EMDR Trained
Gottman Level Two Trained

Jennifer Merrill Reaches

Austin TX