Jennifer Jo Dahle Merrill
She/Her/HersLicensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
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
Jennifer Merrill is not in-network with any insurances.
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Individual: $150/50minutes session
Couples: $200/50 minutes session
Years of Experience: 4 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