Maria P Mercado
Zencare Vetted

Maria P Mercado


Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Alabama Accepting Online
Huntsville Accepting In-person



Updated January 10, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Maria P. Mercado is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama and Virginia, National Certified Counselor. She is also a Certified Gottman Couples Therapist and EMDR Trained, currently working towards the EMDR Certification.

Maria has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. She has worked in various settings and with different populations. She specializes in Couples and Individual Counseling. She uses the Gottman Method to work with the couples and EMDR for individuals. Maria is Cognitive Behavior Oriented for which she also uses others theories and methods such as Mindfulness, DBT skills among others to meet the needs of her clients.

Message to clients

I am passionate about supporting clients in finding the connection and satisfaction they seek in relationships. I most enjoy working with clients who are feeling motivated to create change in their lives.

My style is directive and encouraging. I am supportive and will be invested in your process but in a manner that you do your own work with the guidance and support needed.

In the therapy room online or in person I strive to offer all the knowledge and experience I have acquired through the years on working on the mental health field. I have experience been a client myself and know coming to a place to talk about your most private life areas is not easy. I trust the counseling process. Also strongly believe in the resiliency of my clients even if you cannot see it yourself yet.

I have chosen to shape my practice in a manner where you the client and I are the major influencing factors when determining your treatment goals and ways to meet them. If you want to know more about how I work, Contact us!


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

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

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

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

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples


Maria Mercado 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: $175 (50min)
  • Initial session: $175 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $175 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Services paid at the time of service.


Online Sessions (Alabama)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 1:00PM-7:00PM
  • Wed 1:00PM-7:00PM
  • Thu 12:00PM-6:00PM
  • Fri 9:00AM-3:00PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Huntsville practice
207 Eustis Ave. SE , Suite E, Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 1:00PM-7:00PM
  • Wed 1:00PM-7:00PM
  • Thu 12:00-6:00PM
  • Fri 9:00AM-3:00PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 22 years

Stronger Together Relationship Counseling LLC, Owner/Therapist, 2017 - Present

University of Phoenix, Masters in Marriage, Family & Child Counseling, 2001
University of Puerto Rico, BA in Psychology, 1992


Alabama: LPC04717