Nadia Merlo

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Nadia Merlo

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 117472
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthNet
  • Health Net of California
  • Managed Health Network (MHN)
  • MHNet
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Optum Health
  • OSCAR
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • SutterSelect
  • UMR
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

Redondo Beach, California 90277
Cathedral City, California 92234

My Approach to Helping

Hello and Welcome!
I am a bilingual (Spanish) and bi-cultural (Central American) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California. I have 6 years of clinical experience treating children, at-risk adolescents, adults, and families in various settings, such as in-home, school-based (k-12), telehealth, pediatric clinic, and private practice. My therapeutic experiences are working with individuals to resolve symptoms including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity (ADHD), behavioral issues, divorce, interpersonal relationships, grief, self-esteem, trauma, and family conflicts such as domestic violence.

I have a passion for helping, inspiring, and empowering others to identify their strengths and capabilities. I believe therapeutic support can often help individuals find the resiliency they need to get through life experiences, and I would be honored to collaborate with you on your path to growth and healing.

My approach to therapy is flexible and based on a client\'s individual needs. As a therapist, I provide a safe environment with reflective listening and use various therapeutic modalities to help bring clarity and insight. My primary orientation is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) which emphasizes recognizing how thoughts impact behaviors and changing negative thoughts to positive thoughts to promote better outcomes. I also utilize psychodynamic therapy to resolve current concerns, while focusing attention on their origin. Another orientation I use is solution-focused therapy to learn what can be done differently by using existing skills, strategies, and ideas – rather than focusing on the problem.

I believe I have a natural ability to relate and connect with others, as I have experienced various trials and tribulations. My overall objective within the therapeutic process is to help individuals feel supported as well as, working together to develop a treatment plan with obtainable goals that result in a healthy and fulfilling life.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Career Choice
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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