Sylvester Merritt,MS, LPC, CADC

Sylvester Merritt,MS, LPC, CADC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Drug and Alcohol Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision.
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
Evening Availability


Chicago, Illinois 60657

My Approach to Helping

In a society that emphasizes our unique differences, seeking out help and support continues to be stigmatized. Just as a tree cannot weather every storm that comes its way, neither can we, or should we, face life’s challenges on our own. As a Black, gay man from the South I’ve always been driven to help people learn how support informs us about our potential to access and achieve our goals. Awareness is the key. There is so much power in learning how our thoughts and emotions center not only our mental health, but through awareness we can learn about how our mental state affects our life in many ways. When we are cognizant of our emotions, we develop a deeper sense of self, and those perceptions of self can lead to growth in all aspects of life.

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviorism
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emptiness
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Terminal Illness

Types of Therapy

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