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.
Relationships - Recognizing patterns, improving satisfaction, putting your needs into words, improving your listening and negotiating skills -- with friends, families, colleagues and bosses and partners. Setting goals, dealing with intimacy, family planning, infertility and infidelity; assessing separation or breakup options
Identity - Digging into the unique context of one's race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, class, family and cultural background to achieve self-understanding; getting to know who you are now and why, getting clearer about who you want to be
Anxiety - Social anxiety, obsessive thinking, generalized anxiety, panic. Skills, including meditation and mindfulness, to regulate emotions, shift attention, deal with negative feelings, modulate your physical response
Procrastination - Identifying stressors and ties to perfectionism, structuring and managing time, learning self-management habits
Career development - Setting and managing career goals so they accord with your values and talents; recognizing your talents; executive coaching with targeted support around important meetings and events
Social and emotional isolation - Exploring issues related to isolating and escaping, whether in the past or in the present; diagnosing and managing depression
Body image and eating concerns - Using psychodynamics and psychoeducation to help clients become aware of how unconscious biases may undermine the best intentions; supporting the development of healthy habits
Depression - Dealing with symptoms and ways of thinking that get in the way of feeling motivated and satisfied; learning to create and follow routines, including improving sleep; getting comfortable with going out
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Research, 1999 - 2009
New York University, MSW
University of California Los Angeles, MA
Vassar College, BA