psychotherapy for adolescents | young adults | adults

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                                                                The phrase “turning over a new leaf” is often said about transformation, growth, a

                                                                new start, and the hopeful beginning of something better.  The therapy process is

                                                                one that can help and support these changes.  

                                                      Welcome to Turning Leaf Counseling.

                                                          Turning Leaf Counseling (TLC) is an outpatient psychotherapy private

                                              practice     in Framingham Massachusetts for adolescents, young adults, families, and


                                                          Esther Merritt, M.A., LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in

                                                                 Massachusetts.   She received her Masters in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.  Her clinical work since 2010 has been focused on adolescents, young adults, and adults in outpatient settings, on college campuses, and in Partial Hospital settings.  Esther has also been teaching in higher education since 2013.

Esther’s clinical approach is caring, yet direct, and is tailored to the individual’s need.  Esther focuses on the well-being of the whole person, and works to help strengthen and encourage balance the mental, emotional, physical, and behavioral parts of clients.

Esther often will ask “what is going well” instead of only “what is wrong”.  This allows the therapy process to build on one’s strengths and resilience in order to better manage emotions, process experiences, and change behaviors that are no longer beneficial. 

If you or someone you care about is experiencing a clinical emergency and need(s) immediate help, call 911, or go to your local Emergency Room.

Alan Smith

Turning Leaf