⚠️ UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, our office in Oakland, CA is currently closed. All counseling, meditation, and consultation appointments will take place by phone or online Monday-Friday until further notice. Please scroll down to view consultation details and options for getting in touch. Thank you.
Hi, I'm Mer.
I take a collaborative and solution-based approach to mental health with my clients.
Here at the Happiness Clinic, I offer holistic counseling, meditation, and consulting worldwide through phone and online sessions.
Here are some of the influences you'll notice in my work:
Breathwork and meditation
Linguistics and NLP
Social justice & human rights
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Positive Psychology and The Science of Well-Being
Kriya Yoga and energy medicine
Clinical Hypnotherapy and Generative Trance
DETAILS & POLlCIES
The Happiness Clinic is LGBTQ-IA, BIPOC, immigrant, non-binary, female, and male-friendly.
Anxiety, panic, chronic stress, depression, trauma, codependence, love addiction.
Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders:
If you're currently engaged in substance abuse, addiction, or an eating disorder, I'm not able to work with you at this time. This includes consistent use or abuse of opiates and benzodiazepines.
Domestic Violence and Suicidality:
If you're involved in a domestic violence situation or feeling suicidal, please don't use this website. Call 911 immediately, or call the suicide prevention hotline available 24/7: 1-800-273-8255.
All clients must be 18 years of age or older.
Venmo, PayPal, Square.
I don't work directly with insurance companies. If your insurance plan allows it, you can pay out of pocket and I will provide you with a monthly superbill for you to submit for reimbursement.
We have an online calendar to help you book sessions at your convenience. You can choose in-person, phone, Skype, What's App, and Facetime sessions on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Sessions are typically 60 or 120 minutes long.
All of your information is held in confidentiality. You will receive a confidentiality/cancellation agreement form to read and sign before your first session.
There is a 24-hour cancellation policy to honor our time together and to maintain professional integrity.
Pro Bono Counseling:
I offer a limited number of no-cost (free) counseling sessions and text chat mental health support every week for refugees, people dealing with an immigration-related crisis, and BIPOC civil rights activists. Please send a direct message for details. To learn more about our mission for healing and equality, please click here.