Meris Powell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Greenwich Village who works with individuals and couples, helping clients develop a sense of worth and purpose while coping with uncertainty, change, and loss. She is a flexible thinker who brings humor and curiosity to her work. Meris has particular expertise in relationship issues, workplace challenges, various types of anxiety disorders, depression and bipolar disorder. Clients often come to Meris’s office when they feel they are not achieving their full potential in relationships or their careers.
Meris also helps clients find ways to deal with social situations, including pressures to drink and use drugs.
Meris is an active, collaborative therapist. Her treatment approaches include insight-oriented therapy, supportive therapy, psychoeducation and some cognitive behavioral techniques. These approaches effectively engage and inform individuals and couples as they grapple with short-term and longer-term issues.
Meris is the co-editor of From the Heart: Men and Women Write Their Private Thoughts About Their Married Lives, Henry Holt and Company, 1994. She is also a contributor to diagnostic and depression research.