Rick Merillat, MSW, LCSW, Counseling in Cape Coral, Florida, 33904

Rick Merillat, MSW, LCSW

Rick Merillat, MSW, LCSW
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Rick Merillat, MSW, LCSW

Professions: Counselor, Psychotherapist, Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - SW7100
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 25395
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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Office 1
1222 SE 47th St
Cape Coral, Florida 33904
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  • Wheelchair Accessible Building

Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Beacon Health Options
  • Medicare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • ValueOptions

Fees: $100/60 Minutes (Individual)
$130/60 Minutes (Couples)
Free initial 15-minute phone consult

Out of network provider for Blue Cross of Florida (PPO)

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Are you going through a tough time right now which has you feeling overwhelmed? Maybe an unexpected life change or relationship problem has shaken you emotionally? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, anger ,or resentments? There is hope. I provide you a supportive place where you can safely sort out your emotions and learn skills that will end unhealthy repetitive patterns. I specialize in relationship improvement ,loss, depression, and anxiety management.

Email or Call Rick Merillat, MSW, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 25395

More Info About My Practice

I believe in offering you support between your sessions. To accomplish this, I use a secure online client portal which gives you 24-hour access to self-help information and an online journal. I will provide you feedback on your journal entries within a few hours. Ongoing support is so important to your healing.

I provide convenient evening and weekend appointments for individuals and couples.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

You have many options when it comes to choosing a therapist /counselor in our area. The most important factor is that you "feel" safe and supported. The key to a beneficial helping relationship is the connection between you and your provider. You must feel understood and valued. This is my guiding principle for my practice. Before scheduling an appointment, ask the provider if they will do a complimentary consult with you. This is important to determine if there is a good fit between what the provider is offering and your needs. During this call, you will also get sense of their personality and helping approach.

Unfortunately, most people choose who their insurance dictates who they must see. This can be a mistake. You want to find someone whom you feel comfortable working with. Another tip, ask about the provider's specializations and the types of problems they normally help with. You should also ask about the provider's means of measuring progress and barriers during your work together.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Self Acceptance Training
  • Self Relations
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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