Merissa Goolsarran (she/her)

LCSW

With change, comes hope. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida, and I am ready to help you find your solutions.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida

Services
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

Are you finding it hard to enjoy things like you used to? Do you feel more easily frustrated these days? Making the decision to start or resume therapy can be difficult but also rewarding. Let's find answers that work for you now and in the long run. Let's work together to learn the triggers, beliefs, and feelings behind what's holding you back so that you can live the life you've been wanting.

My Background and Approach

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I recognize that there's usually more to the situation that meets the eye. We are influenced by not only our current surroundings but also our past, our culture, and our future goals. I use an approach that incorporates best-practice techniques from top therapies like Cognitive-Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment, and Solution-focused to tailor a specific plan for your specific goals. I also recognize that needs may evolve during therapy, so I have a flexible approach that can adapt as things change. In a session, my priority is maintaining a safe, non-judgmental space where you can openly discuss what is on your mind. I provide clinical insights and an objective perspective so that you can feel supported on your journey.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe everyone is trying to do what they can, but we can easily get weighed down by our stress and worries. I believe we can easily adapt to a new normal that actually isn't a healthy normal, and it can be hard to see what's going on without either an outside perspective or a huge life event, like ending up in the hospital with a heart attack due to stress. I am an ally for the LGBTQ community. I am also a supporter of the West Indian (Indo-Caribbean) communities as well as those who are immigrants or children of immigrants to the US. Growing up, I felt as though I was never "___" enough to fit in with certain groups - whether that was Caribbean enough, Indian enough, or American enough. I understand the feeling of trying to fit in or even blend in. Life doesn't have to be that way.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • AvMed
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Hinduism
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice

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