Raechel Mercado, LSW

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Raechel Mercado, LSW

When you start to feel like things should have been better this year, remember the mountains and valleys that got you here. They are not accidents and those moments weren’t in vain. You are not the same; you have grown and you are growing. You are breathing, you are living. You are wrapped in endless, boundless grace. And things will get better. There is more to you than yesterday.” – Morgan Harper Nichols

As a clinician, I hope to foster resilience by empowering clients and working with them to address the mountains and valleys of life. Each client holds a unique set of strengths, talents and abilities and it is my job to help clients foster these attributes. 

I enjoy working with individuals who may be struggling with anxiety, depression or adverse life experiences. I work to provide clients with a safe space and help them to feel empowered to seek positive change and work toward both short and long term goals. Working from a strengths based perspective, I utilize strategies from Motivational Interviewing and skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help clients gain insight and grow. I look forward to working with clients and helping them continue to grow, to continue to celebrate the highs and navigate the lows. 

I am relicensed clinician in the state of New Jersey. I have all of the training and experience to be able to provide you with support that works for you. I specialize in working with individuals who are looking to grow and are open to the therapeutic process. I work with youth and families navigating anxiety as well as adult females looking to make a change in their anxious day to day. Through telehealth, I am able to provide support throughout the state of New Jersey including but not limited to Toms River, Middlesex County, and Bergen County.

Experience:

I am a graduate from Monmouth University, where I received my Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Clinical Practice with Families and Children. I have worked with a variety of populations and ages and specialize in mental health treatment. Since graduating, I have worked in various mental health settings and levels of care including Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, and Outpatient settings.

Treatment Modalities/ Specializations

  • CBT
  • Mindfulness
  • DBT
  • Motivational Interviewing

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