Counseling is right for anyone who feels there is an area in their lives that needs improvement, direction, guidance, change, or growth…and when the old tried and true approaches we typically take, don’t seem to be working anymore.
Each person is different, however goals of therapy typically are to improve mood, reduce anxiety and worry, strengthen self-esteem, improve ability to manage stress,work through educational barriers and social challenges, plan for career changes/new schools/college/graduation, process grief or challenging life circumstances (divorce, loss, moving, etc), improve relationship dynamics, improve communication techniques, strengthen and support parenting techniques (implement and maintain realistic expectations, structure, and boundaries), and to make smoother transitions in their lives.
Esther Merritt, M.A., LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts. She received her Masters in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Her clinical work since 2010 has been focused on adolescents, young adults, and adults in outpatient settings, on college campuses, and in Partial Hospital settings. Esther has also been teaching in higher education since 2013.
Esther’s clinical approach is caring, yet direct, and is tailored to the individual’s need. Esther focuses on the well-being of the whole person, and works to help strengthen and encourage balance the mental, emotional, physical, and behavioral parts of clients.
To find out more about Turning Leaf Counseling, reach out to Esther by phone or email, or go to her website HERE!