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Michael Merlino LPC

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Michael Merlino Licensed Professional Counselor

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. I will provide a safe and non-judgemental environment for all clients to help them overcome their mental health obstacles.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Michael Merlino is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 10 years working in the mental health field with a variety of different populations. He has experience working with all age groups, including children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Michael specializes in working with clients experiencing mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and other major life transitions. Michael completed his Master s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Capella University. Working with children and adolescents for 10+ years, Michael understands the variety of mental health and behavioral issues that individuals tend to deal with. He utilizes multiple treatment approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and a variety of Mindfulness practices to assist the client to learn to live in the present moment. If you are interested and ready to refresh, take your life back, or looking for assistance in reaching your life goals, reach out to Michael today.The first step in therapy is reaching out to receive the help you need to live a more fulfilling life.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Borderline Personality Disorder

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Borderline Personality Disorder

Bipolar disorder

Stress

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Anthem

Cigna

Cigna EAP

Optum

Virginia Blue Shield

Fees

First Session$220
Individual Therapy$160
Marriage & Couples Counseling$160
Family Therapy$160
Group Therapy$160

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy

Clientele

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Biofeedback

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Licensure

  • Virginia, Licensed Professional Counselor, 701012123

Education

Master s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Capella University

Work History

Thriveworks

Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Chesterfield, Chesterfield, VA

Frequently Asked Questions About Michael Merlino, LPC

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

Is Michael Merlino accepting new clients?

Yes, Michael Merlino is accepting new clients for online therapy in Virginia and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Chesterfield, 9846 Lori Road Suite 210, Chesterfield, VA, 23832.

Does Michael Merlino accept insurance?

Yes, Michael Merlino accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Optum and Virginia Blue Shield.

What types of therapy does Michael Merlino offer?

Michael Merlino offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Michael Merlino offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Michael Merlino offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Chesterfield, 9846 Lori Road Suite 210, Chesterfield, VA, 23832.

Does Michael Merlino offer online therapy?

Yes, Michael Merlino offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Virginia.

How quickly can I see Michael Merlino?

Michael Merlino 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 Michael Merlino speak?

Michael Merlino conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Michael Merlino online?

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