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Merritt Juliano Psychotherapy, LCSW

Merritt Juliano is a psychotherapist and clinical social worker specializing in maternal mental health, stress management, adolescents, and reflective parenting. As a mother and daughter, she is dedicated to nurturing the nurturer. Using an integrative and systems-based approach, she tries to understand the whole person in the context of his or her complex journey through life.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $200-260
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • CT Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • Out-of-pocket
Licensed in
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  • Connecticut
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“I value transparency, uniqueness, and vulnerability; I think these values shape my approach to treatment in that I try to understand each person as a unique individual with their own thoughts, feelings, and experiences.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Before I began my journey as a therapist, I practiced as an investigative attorney. I felt called to become a mental health practitioner when I awoke to the realization that we all carry trauma that can impede our development. In order to heal myself as well as others, I wanted to understand the whole person, including one's underlying psychological dynamics.
What should someone know about working with you?
During the first few sessions, I ask a lot of background questions, including detailed questions about attachment history. This allows me to get a sense for the soil and environmental conditions one has grown in.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I value transparency, uniqueness, and vulnerability; I think these values shape my approach to treatment in that I try to understand each person as a unique individual with their own thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I encourage transparency and mirror that in myself to highlight the importance of shared vulnerability. I believe acknowledging one's vulnerability can be a key that unlocks the door to both individual and collective healing and ultimately evolution.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am very much interested in emerging research in affectivity, neuroscience, intersubjectivity, and energy medicine. The human experience is fluid and there is so much that happens in the space within and between people. In particular, I am interested in the connection between embodied or body-based interaffectivity and early development trajectories. Along these lines, new research highlights the importance of a long-term, engaged, and interaffective relationship between client and therapist as a catalyst for therapeutic change.
“I believe acknowledging one's vulnerability can be a key that unlocks the door to both individual and collective healing and ultimately evolution.”
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