Laurel Mercer (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I'm here to help you reconnect with yourself, restore your relationships, and reclaim your potential. Call for your free consultation today!

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York City, NY

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I work with adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body image, and social isolation. My clients often find themselves stuck in unhelpful patterns that involve excessive worrying, turning to substances or unhealthy behaviors, avoiding responsibilities, and/or suppressing their needs in relationships. Oftentimes, clients describe themselves as feeling empty, lonely, and misunderstood.

My Background and Approach

I aim to provide a safe, compassionate space that leaves you feeling seen, understood, and hopeful. Rather than seeking to "fix" or "label" you, I strive to gain an understanding of who you are and what is underneath your pain. As an attachment-oriented therapist, I view the human experience through an attachment framework. This means that I try to understand your feelings, thoughts, behaviors, and relationships in the context of your connections to your earlier caregivers. In our work, I will draw upon different modalities depending on whether we're processing trauma, examining unhelpful patterns, exploring relationship dynamics, or integrating healthier coping tools. Most commonly, I will integrate the following modalities and techniques: Emotionally Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and mindfulness strategies.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that we all have the capacity to heal and it is therapy that can be a bridge between our suffering and our healing. I have experienced both personally and professionally the power of being in the presence of an empathetic other who can truly hear and see the person who is underneath the collection of symptoms and "problematic" behaviors. As a therapist, I seek to look beyond the presenting symptoms in a person, so that I can understand the unhealed wounds and unmet needs that are driving their behavior. I am always honored to have the privilege of walking alongside someone on their journey of healing and personal growth.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $200 - 250/session


3476242562 Email Laurel
15 West 84th Street
New York City, NY

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