Connie Merriman, Licensed Professional Counselor

Connie Merriman, LPC

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I am an experienced licensed professional counselor who is dedicated to helping adults cope with trauma, substance use, bipolar, anxiety and depression.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I work with adults ages 18 and over with mental health and addiction issues. I have worked for several years in clinics, inpatient, outpatient and prison settings. I am experienced in working with many challenges including Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Substance Use and Trauma to name a few.

I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level I and am EMDR-trained. I use such methods as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), EMDR, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness and more. I believe in an individualized approach to counseling, tailoring my methods to best meet the needs of the client with whom I am working.

I believe that counseling should be a collaborative effort, teaming with the client to achieve their goals. Feeling stuck? Worried? Having trouble falling asleep at night or getting out of bed in the morning? Trapped in the past? I can help with that. I help my clients learn how to help themselves overcome difficulties, to learn more about themselves, and grow into the people they want to become.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Criminal Justice Involvement
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Pet Loss
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Somatic Therapy

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$75.00 - $150.00
Sliding Scale
No
Pay By
Cash, Check, Health Savings Account (HSA), Paypal, Venmo, Credit Card
Insurance Plans Accepted
Anthem
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Blue Cross/Blue Shield
,
Cigna
,
Harvard Pilgrim
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Medicaid
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Optum
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United Healthcare
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
7
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Professional Counselor
003211
Connecticut
Professional Certification(s)
Organization
Date
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional I
Evergreen Certifications
2020
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
American Counseling Association
Professional
Connecticut Counseling Association
Professional
EMDRIA
Full Member
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
University of Saint Joseph
Masters
2015