Alex Merlo

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed
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Alex Merlo

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed

Location

Long Beach, CA 90813
(310) 362-9923
Offers online therapy

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About

***ONLY PRACTICING VIRTUAL CURRENTLY*** If this is your first time in therapy, I know that it can be an uncomfortable situation putting yourself out there, but I just wanted to say, you came to the right place. It is a huge step to be able to advocate yourself and acknowledge the fact that you may need some more support in some areas of your life. If it is not your first time, welcome back! I am looking forward to working with you.
I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults struggling with issues related to depression, self harm, suicidal ideation, substance use, eating disorders, grief and loss, developmental delays, anxiety, stress, defiance, trauma and family conflict/systems. I am also EMDR trained and can provide virtual EMDR sessions.
My therapeutic approach is empathetic, client centered and strength based. I use CBT, DBT skills, Solution focused therapy, as well as meeting the client where they are at and assessing any other skills that need to be implemented. If you think that I would be a good fit for you, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $175+
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa
At the moment, I do not accept insurance but can provide you with a superbill.
Email me or call (310) 362-9923 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • License: California / 111718
  • School: Antioch University Los Angeles
  • Year Graduated: 2016

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC-I

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Location

Long Beach, CA 90813
(310) 362-9923
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-Harming
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 11 Sep 2021
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Alex Merlo

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT