“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength”
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR VISIT
Guiding You On the Path of Self-Healing
Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Perhaps you've recently suffered a medical trauma and are in need of some support. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.
SERVICES I OFFER
With You Every Step of the Way
BEYOND MEDICAL TRAUMA
Surviving a medical trauma can be life changing. I specialize in assisting you in getting through a medical trauma due to an accident, treatment/procedure, or chronic illness. Having a therapist help you adjust to life after the trauma of an illness or emergency procedure can make all the difference in achieving a positive mental and physical outcome.
ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, AND ADDICTION
While I help people recover from a multitude of life's challenges, I especially love to work with those who are dealing with anxiety, depression, or addiction. I am credentialed as a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LAADC) and have worked with those experiencing addiction for several years. I offer a caring and supportive environment where the underpinnings of addiction can be examined in conjunction with learning new behaviors and ways of thinking.
Lissa Khema Merkel, LCSW, LAADC
I graduated with a Masters in Social Work with a concentration in mental health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison . I moved back to Los Angeles to begin my career and started working in the fields of substance abuse and mental health. I was credentialed as an Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) #82991. I am also credentialed as a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LAADC).
I am drawn to work with medical trauma due to my personal experiences with the medical profession. I also really enjoy helping people become aware of and examine the reasons for their behavior/thoughts and achieving new ways of living that benefit the client and improve their life.