Jennifer Jo Dahle Merrill

Jennifer Jo Dahle Merrill


Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Texas Accepting Online
Highland Hills Accepting In-person
Updated January 29, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Divorce & separation
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Jennifer Merrill is a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Austin, TX. Jennifer works with young adults and adults across individual, couples, or family sessions. Many of the clients that Jennifer works with seek therapy because they want to improve their relationships. Because of past experiences, they find it difficult to fall into healthy relationship patterns. This might look like codependence or seemingly constant conflict. Jennifer also helps those who feel overwhelmingly sad and those who avoid social interactions because of their anxiety.

Jennifer’s approach to therapy begins with teaching clients how to be more in touch with their emotions and to better understand them. She encourages clients to reflect on the origins of their emotional reactions so they can begin to cope with them in healthy ways. For those looking for support in their relationships, Jennifer uses the Gottman Method, which strengthens healthy relationship patterns and focuses on building communication skills. Jennifer also practices polyvagal therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which are two therapy modalities proven to be effective in healing trauma.

Jennifer earned a Master’s degree in Counseling from Northwestern University. She has specialized training in EMDR therapy, and is passionate about helping her clients find a sense of peace in their relationships and within themselves.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Jennifer Merrill is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

Individual: $150/50minutes session

Couples: $200/50 minutes session


Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue 11:30am-6pm
  • Wed 9am-5:30pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri 9am-2pm
  • Sat NA
  • Sun NA

Highland Hills practice
5750 Balcones Dr , Suite 106, Austin, Texas 78731
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue 11:30am-6pm
  • Wed 9am-5:30pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri 9am-3pm
  • Sat na
  • Sun na

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Insight Counseling ATX, Owner/Therapist, 2022 - Present
South Austin Counseling Services, Therapist, 2021 - 2022
Rathgeber Center-Salvation Army, Therapist, 2020 - 2021
Therapy Austin, Therapist, 2019 - 2020

Northwestern University, MA Counseling, 2019


Texas: 82106