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Kristin S. Merrill
Psychologist, PhD
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Kristin S. Merrill

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
25283 Cabot Road, Suite 204, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Let's Connect (949) 518-0651
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Are you struggling to get through the day? Are you afraid that you will never feel good again? If you're going through a personal crisis, keeping painful secrets, or feeling sad and scared, I can help you face your fears and change the way you view the world. I will teach you practical skills to navigate your current crisis and overcome any future challenges. I work with patients experiencing medical crises; post-traumatic stress; grief and loss; marital/relationship problems; parent-child issues and job/career changes. Share your story with me, and we can work together to rebuild your life and restore your hope.
I help adults aged 18+ navigate crises and challenges throughout all stages of life. I use evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing to help you gain new perspective and problem-solving skills. My unique therapeutic approach will change the way you respond to challenges in all areas of your life.
I have 25 years of broad experience as a psychotherapist, working with patients from diverse cultural, religious, socio-economic and educational backgrounds. I have faced many personal crises throughout my life. My experience navigating these challenges gives me a special insight and deep empathy for my patients.
Call or Kristin S. Merrill now for a free 15 minute consultation - (949) 518-0651

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

25283 Cabot Road

Suite 204

Laguna Hills, CA 92653

(949) 518-0651
I am currently meeting with patients in person at my Laguna Hills office and online by video.
I specialize in Life Transitions, Anxiety and Trauma and PTSD 
$195 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and families  
Let's Connect (949) 518-0651
Photo of Kristin S. Merrill, PhD, Psychologist

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

25283 Cabot Road

Suite 204

Laguna Hills, CA 92653

(949) 518-0651
I am currently meeting with patients in person at my Laguna Hills office and online by video.
I specialize in Life Transitions, Anxiety and Trauma and PTSD 
$195 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $195
  • Couple Sessions $250
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa, Zelle

Insurance

  • I provide a superbill for out-of-network insurance
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I am accepting only fee-paying patients at this time (no insurance or Medicare).
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (949) 518-0651
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Kristin S. Merrill
Psychologist, PhD
"
I am accepting only fee-paying patients at this time (no insurance or Medicare).
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (949) 518-0651
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Kristin S. Merrill
Psychologist, PhD

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / PSY22402 Kristin S. Merrill
  • In Practice for 27 Years
  • Degree/Diploma from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology Master of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy / 1997
  • Attended California School of Professional Psychology, Graduated 2006
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (949) 518-0651
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Kristin S. Merrill
Psychologist, PhD
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (949) 518-0651
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Kristin S. Merrill
Psychologist, PhD

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD

Expertise

  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Geriatric and Seniors
  • Grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Coaching
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Veterans
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (949) 518-0651
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Kristin S. Merrill
Psychologist, PhD
Do these issues align with your needs? or (949) 518-0651
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Kristin S. Merrill
Psychologist, PhD

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied

Ethnicity

Asian
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied

Ethnicity

Asian
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (949) 518-0651
Photo of Kristin S. Merrill, PhD, Psychologist
Kristin S. Merrill
Psychologist, PhD
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (949) 518-0651
Photo of Kristin S. Merrill, PhD, Psychologist
Kristin S. Merrill
Psychologist, PhD

Location

Primary Location

25283 Cabot Road

Suite 204

Laguna Hills, CA 92653

(949) 518-0651
"
I am currently meeting with patients in person at my Laguna Hills office and online by video.
Call for a free consultation now - (949) 518-0651
Photo of Kristin S. Merrill, PhD, Psychologist
Kristin S. Merrill
Psychologist, PhD
"
I am currently meeting with patients in person at my Laguna Hills office and online by video.
Call for a free consultation now - (949) 518-0651
Photo of Kristin S. Merrill, PhD, Psychologist
Kristin S. Merrill
Psychologist, PhD