Elizabeth Merrill, PsyD
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Elizabeth Merrill

Psychotherapy, PsyD

Not Taking New Clients
Elizabeth Merrill offers individual, couples, and group teletherapy. She specializes in working with adults coping with depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bereavement, marital concerns, and adjustment to life transitions. While she considers herself a relational therapist, she uses cognitive behavioral therapy when indicated.
Specialties
Anxiety and Panic Disorders
Depression
General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
Women’s Mental Health (Pregnancy, Infertility and Post-Partum)
Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Locations
Finances
$ $ $ $ $
$140-200
UnitedHealthcare
Oxford Health Plans
Cigna
Aetna
Oscar
UHC Student Resources
Out-of-pocket
Licensed in
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New York
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“I am formally trained and certified in the evidence-based practice of cognitive processing therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I obtained my doctorate from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California in 2007 and moved to New York City where I was employed within the city hospital system for ten years as a supervising psychologist and as the Assistant Director of Child and Adolescent Education and Training at Mt. Sinai - St. Luke’s Child and Family Institute. I was also an assistant professor of psychology at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a clinical instructor at Montefiore Medical Center. Since 2015, I have been working with veterans at the Togus VA in Maine. I have also been maintaining a private practice for over a decade.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am formally trained and certified in the evidence-based practice of cognitive processing therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder. I currently provide telehealth care to veterans, so I am quite familiar with the electronic therapy modality.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am also currently in training to become a certified perinatal mental health specialist where I will be certified in treating new moms/families struggling with fertility, miscarriage, and postpartum anxiety/depression.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
While I am primarily a relational therapist, I use cognitive behavioral approaches when it is indicated. This essentially means that therapy is a joint process between therapist and client. What happens in the therapy room often reflects processes that happen outside. In this way, the therapist can help the client pay close attention to maladaptive thoughts and feelings that surface in therapy with the goal of increasing one’s overall emotional wellbeing.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am impressed by the influence of telecommunications on modern therapeutic culture. Therapists can actually interact with clients from the comfort of their own homes at a time that is convenient for them. How wonderful is that?!
“While I am primarily a relational therapist, I use cognitive behavioral approaches when it is indicated.”