LOUISE MERVES-OKIN, Psychologist in Pennsylvania

LOUISE MERVES-OKIN, Clinical Psychologist

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I am an experienced clinical psychologist whose practice is dedicated to relationship issues of individuals, couples, families and adolescents.

My expertise include over 25 years of experience in Marriage and Family counseling, sexual problems and individual therapy, including anxiety, stress, depression and mood disorders. I offer a client centered approach with individualized care where patients are equal partners in decisions affecting their lives.
It is important to me to empower my patients and help them to acquire the tools they need to cope with daily problems, maintain positive relationships and fully enjoy life’s pleasures, including those intrinsic to a healthy sexual experience.
In our therapeutic relationship
~ I will help you develop the successful skills for developing positive long term relationships.
~Techniques to bring back intimacy between you and your partner through improved verbal communication and renewed sexual pleasure.
~ Treatment of sexual concerns- both physical and psychological
~Strategies to integrate change, personal growth and healing into your life
~Helpful methods to to cope with life transitions, including the birth of a baby, illness, divorce, economic stress, aging , death and unpredictable circumstances such as a pandemic.
I have advanced training in mind body methods such as meditation, EMDR and EFT to treat and handle anxiety and trauma.
My credentials include
~Clinical member of the American Association of Sex Educators, counselors and Therapists(AASECT)
~Licensed Clinical Psychologist
~Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
~Certificate of Hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis( ASCH)
~Diplomate, The American Board of Sexology

I have published numerous articles for Academic journals such as American Journal of Family
Therapy . Also, I have had articles published in Prevention Health Books for women.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Adoption & Fostering
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Family Conflict
  • Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Nutrition
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
  • Sexual Identity
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

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

Community Specialties

  • Cancer Survivors
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Check, Paypal, Venmo
Insurance Plans Accepted
Out Of Network

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Board Certification(s)
Clinical Member of American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
Professional Certification(s)
Certificate of Hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
American Association For Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT)
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
American Psychological Association
Clinical member
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Temple University
University of Pennsylvania
Post graduate program in Marriage, Family and Sex Therapy