Merih Mehari, MSW, LSWAIC
Description of Counselor/Practice
I counsel primarily from a relational approach, meaning that I believe we all relate in one way or the other and at the foundation we belong to the same mother nature. If you feel alone, not it is not true, through relational work you will be able to see the real world. I believe we are motivated most by our connections to others. People are motivated to change when they do not like the impact people have on them, the impact they have on others, or both. Therapy will therefore include an exploration of your connections to others and an exploration of how you experience the therapy process. Having said that, I utilize a variety of therapeutic methods in session depending upon your needs. These range from longer-term therapies that focus on growing self-understanding to shorter-term therapies that focus on solutions and change. No one method of therapy works for all people. Each person has a unique developmental history with varying degrees of pain or trauma. There is no 'one size fits all' therapy. While my emphasis is on relational therapy, I seek to utilize therapies that fit your unique personality, circumstances, developmental history, experiences of trauma, and stressors, in order to come up with the best possible option.