Maria Mercado LPC, NCC, in Leesburg, Virginia, 20175

Maria Mercado


Maria Mercado


Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC - 0701004108
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2 Cardinal Park Dr. SE
Suite 104
Leesburg, Virginia 20175

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My Approach to Helping

I work with couples that have been affected by trust, communication, differences in views of parenting and other relational issues. Using the Gottman Couples Therapy Method which allows me to help you identify strengths and areas of need before we start the process and create a treatment plan tailored to your need. I also work with individuals experiencing relationship issues, mood, anxiety, adjustment disorders, history of trauma andor abuse. I enjoy most working with people that are ready to create change in their lives utilizing their strengths and honoring their beliefs and values. I see the counseling process as a collaborative one where together we identify ways to meet your needs and offer support as you go through the process. I use a cognitive behavioral-based approach that helps me assist you in identifying how the way you think, feel and your past experiences relate to how we behave. u If you would like additional information or would like to consult contact me.

Tengo pasion por trabajar con parejas e individuos que experimentan problemas de relacion, asi como desordenes de estado de animo o ansiedad y antecedentes de trauma yo abuso. Disfruto trabajar con personas que estan listas para crear cambios en sus vidas utilizando sus fortalezas y honrando sus creencias y valores. Creo firmemente que hay esperanza en la mayoria de las situaciones y que todos enfrentamos desafios para ayudarnos a crecer. Veo que el proceso de consejeria como un trabajo colaborativo donde juntos identificamos maneras de satisfacer sus necesidades y ofrecer apoyo a medida que pasa por el proceso. Utilizo un enfoque cognitivo y de comportamiento que me ayuda a identificar como su forma de pensar, sentir y sus experiencias pasadas se relacionan con como nos comportamos. Para parejas uso un metodo que se basado en investigaciones que me permite ayudar a identificar las fortalezas y las areas de necesidad antes de iniciar el proceso para crear un plan de tratamiento dirigido especificamente a las areas de necesidad. Si desea informacion adicional o consulta comuniquese conmigo.

More Info About My Practice

I offer supervision for Residents in Counseling in the State of Virginia.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

In my experience I have come across people that have had disappointing experiences in counseling in the past. They wait too long to seek help afraid that it will happen again. I hear very often "it did not help". I have come to enjoy working with this types of clients a lot. I do a thorough assessment to make sure we are addressing the areas you need and use the appropriate tools to do so. Educating those I work about the counseling process and what treatment options are available has been very valuable to me and those I have worked with before. In additional I have always emphasized that if at any time we together identify I am not able to support you in meeting your needs I will do my best to provide the appropriate referrals.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    MilitaryVeteransFamily of Military
    TraumaAbuse Survivors

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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