Therapist Profile

Susan K. Merrill, M.A.
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4132 Katella Avenue, Suite 202 Los Alamitos, CA 90720 USA
(714) 595-5070
License Number
Practicing Since:
Additional Licenses:
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Sometimes we reach a point in our lives where our relationships just aren't working right. Perhaps it's arguing endlessly with our spouse or the kids. Perhaps it's dealing with grief and loss. Maybe it's the past haunting our thoughts, struggling with sobriety, eating disorders, depression or anxiety. In any case, we feel stuck! Counseling is a place where your conflicting feelings, thoughts and problems can be sorted out – talked about – solutions created. Counseling can help provide the support needed to try something different and to move towards creating a life that is more fulfilling, joyful and rewarding. SUPPORT – HOPE – INSIGHT – POSSIBILITY – CHANGE! These are the gifts counseling offers. There's no reason to do this on your own - call, text or e-mail now. Susan is the author of the book, "Reconnecting to Self: How to Create a Better Relationship with...You!" which is available from online booksellers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Office hours are varied Monday, Wednesday & Thursday. Please call for current availability.
I specialize in working with couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and with individuals suffering from trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I also provide counseling to adults suffering from depression and anxiety.
Call Office for Insurance Accepted, Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, PPO, Superbill provided
Credit Cards Accepted
MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


I possess a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from National University in Costa Mesa, CA and graduated with honors.

Area of Specialty

Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
Communication Skills
Depression/Clinical Depression
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists


Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Emotion Focused Therapy
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Object Relations
I am a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), Orange County California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (OCCAMFT), a member of International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) and a member of EFT Orange County.
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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