Tom   Merz

Tom Merz

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Practice: Grow Therapy
Georgia Accepting Online
Hotel District Not Accepting In-person
Updated November 8, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger management

Professional statement

I have been a licensed counselor for more than twenty years and have helped clients of all ages, backgrounds, and circumstances. I have an eclectic and nonjudgmental approach and my goal is to unconditionally support you throughout this process. You are not here by mistake. There is no better time to begin taking steps to improve your life situation.

I am licensed in Georgia and Florida and my counseling practice is entirely online (video and phone). I use the first session to get to know you better, and from there we can address your issues together.


Message to clients

Are you hurting, feeling stuck, overwhelmed, scared, or lost? It can be hard to see sometimes, but you have what it takes to make powerful changes, to create your own pathway to health and well-being. Whether it is anxiety, depression, grief, adjustment to change, relationship problems, or other issues, we can work toward resolution and a greater sense of peace.


Specialties

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

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

Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets



Treatment approaches


Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

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

Hotel District practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 28 years

Morneau Shepell, Counselor, 2009 - Present

University of Georgia, M. Ed Rehabilitation Counseling, 1994


Licensure

Georgia: LPC002850


Languages

English