psychotherapy for adolescents | young adults | adults

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Esther Merritt

Esther Merritt, M.A., LMHC is a Clinical Psychotherapist who has been working with clients in the greater Boston area since 2010, and has been teaching in higher education since 2013.


Esther combines clinically proven components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Positive Psychology, Narrative Therapies, Mindfulness Techniques, and Solutions Focused Problem Solving Techniques.

Not sure if counseling is right for you?

Counseling is right for anyone who feels there is an area       of their lives that needs improvement, direction, guidance, change, or growth...and when the old tried and true approaches we typically take, don't seem to be working anymore.

Each person is different, however goals of therapy typically are to improve mood, reduce anxiety and worry, strengthen self-esteem, improve ability to manage stress,work through educational barriers and social challenges, plan for career changes/new schools/college/graduation,  process grief or challenging life circumstances (divorce, loss, moving, etc), improve relationship dynamics, improve communication techniques, strengthen and support parenting techniques (implement and maintain realistic expectations, structure, and boundaries), and to make smoother transitions in their lives.

Meet Maple

Maple turned 1 in February 2016, and is working on her obedience and therapy training.

Hoping to have Maple help with Animal Assisted Therapy soon!