My Approach to Helping
I am Jeanette M. Merchant, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am very happy to be a therapist with PATH and reach out to people who seek a better path and find happiness in life. I am a graduate of the University of San Francisco and have been licensed for 20 plus years. I have experience in most areas and found my passion with many of life's challenges. I believe offering various techniques to meet each unique person where they are is important and part of my practice. Counseling is offered using a variety of perspectives including from the Christian and spiritual perspectives.
The populations I work with are individuals, couples, and families to help better their relationships. Many people find me to experience trauma-informed techniques such as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and Internal Family Systems along with cognitive behavioral therapy. I also have a long history of providing treatment and education to parents and guardians who need additional methods of parenting in positive ways to help build a happier family. I am a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and am licensed in California.