counseling speaks, LLC

Mercedes Conus,M.A., LPC, is passionate about helping people find emotional, mental, and spiritual healing in their lives. With the pressures that can come from work, family and/or society in general, I make it my goal to provide people with a safe space where they can process their current life events and/or past issues that are troubling them.

Mercedes has had very intense experiences working with different cultures around the world. She has lived in France, Italy, Germany, England, and Spain before she moved to the United States in 2000. Since then she has been working with children, adolescents, adults, disabled children, the elderly, and families. Some of the fields she has worked in include physical/sexual abuse, parental neglect, life adjustment, stress management, anger management, self-esteem, grieving and school refusal. During the internship, she primarily worked with depression, anxiety, self-harm, ADHD, Bipolar, Borderline personality, Defiant personality, and post- partum depression. She has experience with individual, group, and family therapy.

Mercedes uses a holistic approach by engaging the whole person including different levels: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Using personal traits such as empathy and compassion, she builds a positive rapport with her clients and families to shape a successful therapeutic process. She uses dialectal behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and action-oriented approach to empower clients to bring their life on track. Yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and positive therapy is a big part of her life. She practices these techniques to help her clients heal their minds and bodies. I am fully bilingual (Spanish/English).

*Therapist speaks English and Spanish.