Donna Merrill

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW

Verified by Psychology Today
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(413) 213-3876

Donna Merrill

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

155 Grove Street
Chicopee, MA 01020
(413) 213-3876
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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About

DCF-involved families, (reunification and custody-related) families in conflict/relationship struggles, parenting children who have experienced trauma or delays/disabilities, work with teens, anyone wanting to explore their own family patterns to break the cycle for themselves and/or their family, people in recovery, people experiencing challenges with after-incarceration transitions, issues related to anger management and parenting struggles, strategies for handling behavioral/school-related issues with children-including issues related to foster care and adoption.
Collaborative style providing an array of services using a "working-with" model of helping children, adults, teens and families. Issues around family conflict, school, parenting, transitions, stress and many others. Specialized "Bundled Services" offered to DCF families to assist with action plan tasks such as therapy, groups/classes, case-management.
Call or text for a free phone consult or to meet in-person to see if this might be the place for you to begin the important work of exploring the hard spots in your life, working to find meaning through a collaborative and supportive approach and making the changes you want to make at a pace that is right for you. It's never too late to start.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: Up to $75
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • AllWays Health Partners
  • BMC HealthNet
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Fallon Health
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Health New England (HNE)
  • MBHP | MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
accepting self pay, some sliding scale and some out of network If you unsure about your insurance being accepted, please call for more info.
Email me or call (413) 213-3876 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: Massachusetts / 113291

Donna Merrill's Groups

Anger Management-adults

8-week certificate class focusing on how both the environment and genetics contribute to our anger style. Understanding our "world view" the way we perceive situations, the development of our core beliefs, fight or flight, (brain wiring) and then strategies to change the brain's wiring and ultimately the way we react to charged situations. A strong focus of class is on resolving relationship conflicts peacefully (work, home and the unexpected.) Using a model of shifting the way we think to a more flexible view of the world. Identifying thinking errors and challenging held beliefs about ourselves and the world at large.

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Parenting Class

8-week, certificate class focusing on child development, (ages and stages) effective communication styles, discipline and child safety. The class is taught from an authoritative parenting model including using empathy while being firm and fair, consistent and attentive. Content is consistent with the American Academy of Pediatrics and publications from Elaine Mazlish and Adele Farber on using empathy with children. Turning a view of "misbehavior" into a view of having "unmet need's." Parents examine the way they were parented to break through negative patterns and replace with more effective ones.

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Location

155 Grove Street
Chicopee, MA 01020
(413) 213-3876
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Parenting
  • Family Conflict
  • Child
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Court, DCF and agency involved-reunification
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Life Transitions
  • School Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 10 May 2022
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Donna Merrill

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW