My name is Nicole Merhaut and I was born and raised in California. I attended CalPoly Pomona where I graduated in 2009 with my Bachelors degree in Psychology. After graduating I moved to Florida where I received my Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2015 from Capella University. Additionally, I received certifications in Applied Behavior Analysis and Addictive and Compulsive Behaviors in 2016 and 2017.
I have worked with children, individuals, couples, and families for the over 10 years in a community mental health setting as a Targeted Case Manager, Master Level Practitioner, and now a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have experience in treating Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management, family conflict, co-parenting issues, substance abuse, issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorder, coping with medical issues, eating issues, self harm, and more.
I use a Cognitive Behavioral approach as well as a Solution-Focused approach to help individuals reach their life goals and overcome challenges they may face in life. These approaches are described as; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is about how our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected and how they affect our daily lives. Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) is a goal-directed collaborative approach that focuses on the present and future to help an individual reach their goals. I provide a warm, caring, non-judgmental approach that is dedicated to helping you overcome life’s challenges. I look forward to learning more about you and helping you overcome any difficulties you maybe facing in life.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Anger management
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LMFT #MT3677 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
So far we are about 2 sessions in and Nicole has been extremely helpful in understanding our core issues, goals and facilitating our path to achieve them.