Last edited 02/14/2024

Lissa Merkel LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Lissa Merkel Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

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What does a first session with you look like?

Clients leave sessions with me always having checked in at the end of the session and identified what’s working for them and where I might be missing the mark. This feedback is invaluable for keeping our work on track and to be certain we are addressing your needs, which change. I don’t assign homework but may recommend books or articles to read, should you have the time. I may occasionally email you information that I think will be helpful. The greatest thing I want clients to take away from a session with me is a sense of forward movement in the issues they began therapy to address. It won’t be every session but I prize progress. I am goal-oriented and want to help you reach the goals we’ll set in the first few sessions.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I utilize a multitude of methods for therapeutic intervention. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).




Bipolar disorder

Mood disorders

General Expertise

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

In-Network Insurance



Individual Therapy$200

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy


Adults (25-65)


  • California, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 82991


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Lissa Merkel, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Lissa Merkel, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Lissa Merkel accepting new clients?

Yes, Lissa Merkel is accepting new clients for online therapy in California.

Does Lissa Merkel accept insurance?

Yes, Lissa Merkel accepts insurance, including Optum.

What types of therapy does Lissa Merkel offer?

Lissa Merkel offers therapy for individuals.

Does Lissa Merkel offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Lissa Merkel for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Lissa Merkel offer online therapy?

Yes, Lissa Merkel offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see Lissa Merkel?

Lissa Merkel typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Lissa Merkel speak?

Lissa Merkel conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Lissa Merkel online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Lissa Merkel online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.