Dr. Adrienne Merjian is a psychotherapist with a broad range of professional experience. She has been a practicing psychotherapist for over twenty years, and has worked in New York and Chicago. Dr. Merjian has expertise in treating trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and her doctoral dissertation was on memory and trauma. She has been the Clinic Director at a Women’s Clinic (Brooklyn Heights Center for Counseling) and as well as a Crime Victim’s Assistance Program. She is also a certified rape crisis counselor, and provides expert witness testimony in trauma cases.
Dr. Merjian is skilled in the treatment of depression, anxiety, mood disorders, loss and grief, among many other specialties. She works with the LGBTQIA community and is well versed in issues relating to gender. Dr. Merjian practices cultural humility and provides a safe and informed environment for all. She has studied race and gender issues for her entire life and is passionate about fostering peace and fairness through humility. Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Merjian also worked in a college counseling center.
Using a psychodynamic approach, Dr. Merjian provides an accepting and empathetic approach to therapy. She is also well versed in object relations theory and practices in accordance with many of these tenets.
Dr. Merjian is currently a student at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, where she has been taking classes for many years. She is currently studying the scientific benefits of mindfulness in a psychiatry course at UCLA. She incorporates mindfulness and meditation into her practice and has found it to be extremely helpful and beneficial, both personally and professionally. She believes that one’s capacity to be aware – and live in the present moment- body, mind and emotions – helps one to develop the capacity for compassion and acceptance.
Dr. Merjian received her Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her Doctorate from NYU. Her permanent office is in Brooklyn Heights, but she also does video and phone sessions, and has for many years. Her clients are from New York as well as other states and countries. She looks forward to meeting you.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Race and cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
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Private Practice, 1999 - Present
Brooklyn Heights Center for Counseling, Clinic Director
Crime Victims Assistance Program, Director
Brooklyn College Student Counseling Services, Supervisor
UCLA, IPP, 2021
New York University, PhD, 1999
University of Pennsylvanai, MSW, 1990