Kristin Merrill

MS, MA, LPC

Counselor and Life Coach

k.merrill@thrivepointe.com

Kristin Merrill

 SERVICES

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • College/Early Career Coaching
  • Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Counseling
  • Individual Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Parent Coaching
  • Relationship Coaching
  • Reminiscence Therapy
  • Team Development
  • Workshop Presenter

 SPECIALIZATIONS

  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Marital conflict
  • Assertiveness and confidence
  • Blended families
  • Career goals
  • Communication skills
  • Conflict management
  • Divorce recovery
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Parenting
  • Premarital prep
  • Relationships
  • Stress management

 EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Master of Arts in Counseling
  • Master of Science in Education
  • Adjunct Professor, Cincinnati Christian University
  • PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator
  • Hospice Chaplain

Helping Clients Thrive

As a professional counselor, I come alongside clients with compassion and hope. Through the counseling relationship, we work together to address the challenges that accompany anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, grief and major life transitions. I work primarily with adults and will work with you to take steps to improve mental, emotional, and spiritual health through learning to successfully navigate the complexities of life.

I have worked for the past three years in hospice and palliative care at St. Elizabeth Healthcare.  The experience and insights I have received from patients and their families has fostered in me a desire to work with those who are facing grief, whether it is because of the death of a loved one or through other losses.  In the face of great loss you need the support of someone who can offer stability and hope.  Friends and families can often fill that void, but if there are additional needs, I can come alongside you in your grief.

I also see a great opportunity to help those who are entering into a new stage of life, whether it be transitioning from high school to college, becoming an empty-nester, preparing for marriage, moving from full-time employment to retirement, divorce, etc. Those periods of life can be stressful and uncertain, and having an outside perspective to support, help, and guide can be welcome. I can assist my clients during times of transition to find a way to acceptance and peace.

My goal is to build a safe haven where clients can explore their concerns and burdens, and determine how to match their values and beliefs with positive action.  I would love to help you identify your goals and map out a plan for taking positive steps toward those goals.

My Favorite Things

I’m thankful for the past decade of my life in Cincinnati, where I currently reside with my husband. Prior to that, I spent much of my adult life in Columbus, OH, and enjoyed living, as a child, in other parts of the country  including Illinois, Texas and South Dakota. My husband and I have three amazing adult daughters, two wonderful son-in-laws, and one awesome grandson! When I’m not counseling, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, gardening, walking, working with my husband on home projects, watching movies and reading books. My husband and I attend Whitewater Crossing Christian Church.

Favorite Quote

 All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.  -J.R.R. Tolkien

My Locations

Liberty Center

  • 7570 Bales St Suite #380, Liberty Township, OH 45069

Instructions

Enter at the Lobby Entrance of the Offices at Liberty Center and take the elevator up to the third floor. The office is on the left (follow signs for ThrivePointe). When you arrive, check in at the iPad, and grab a beverage while you wait for your therapist.

Parking Information 

Free parking is available in the Warehouse Row Garage (behind Cobb Theater) and the surface lots behind the Offices at Liberty Center, which is off of Haskell St. Metered parking is available throughout the property. These meters have a 90-minute limit, and accept coins and credit cards.

Whitewater Crossing Life Center

  • 5771 State Route 128 Cleves, OH

Instructions

Counseling sessions are offered at the Whitewater Life Center.

Website 

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