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Hello, my name is Kelly Merrick, MHC


A Bit About Me

Hey there, I'm Kelly Merrick,  A mental health counselor over at Rising Hope Therapy. With over 5 years of experience, I've had the incredible journey of working as a community-based therapist for children and youth in a higher level of care program.

My heart is all about creating a warm and inviting space, especially for the little ones and young adults aged 5-18. I find immense joy in tailoring my approach to their unique needs, making sure every session feels like a safe haven for growth and understanding.

I specialize  working with the LGBTQ+ family and kids and teens who've been through tough times, specifically dealing with the aftermath of sexual assault trauma. Together, we navigate these paths with care and compassion.

 My strength lies in understanding, patience, and having a heart full of empathy and I breath my strength in essence into my sessions hopefully bring out a strength within them. 

Beyond the counseling room, I'm surrounded by an amazing support system that keeps my spirits high. In my downtime, you'll catch me nose-deep in a good book, exploring the enchanting worlds that literature opens up. Nature is my happy place, and I recharge by soaking up the beauty and tranquility it has to offer. Let's find your safe space together. 

Areas Of Specialty     -Virtual & In-Person-

  • Ages 5-18

  • PTSD

  • Trauma

  • Substance abuse

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Depression

  • Anger issues

  • Individual therapy

  • Family therapy


 Currently Accepting Clients 

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