Luis Merced (He/Him)

Accepting Clients

My preferred initial communication is email.

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in burien, WA


About My Clients

My approach to the therapeutic relationship is collaborative. The client is the expert of themselves and my role is to provide the knowledge and skills I have attained. I am trained in EMDR and Attachment-Focused-EMDR disciplines in treating trauma-related issues by assisting individuals to overcome distress, trauma, anxiety, or PTSD symptoms. I'm also trained in Biofeedback, Ego State/Dissociation (Parts Work), the Flash Technique, and Intergenerational Trauma to help clients discover relief.

My Background and Approach

Serving in the army for 10 years, I have worked with many different cultural backgrounds, as well as those with differing spiritual beliefs. Since attaining my Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, I have pursued many therapeutic techniques to help my clients. My clinical interests include treating trauma, neuroaffirming as well as providing LGBTQIA+ affirmative psychotherapy to sexual minorities. If you're struggling with anxiety, depression or past experiences are negatively affecting.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

In my practice, I celebrate neruodiversity and provide neuroaffirming care. I do not pathologize brains that present within the neurodiverse umbrella (ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, ect.). My goal is to provide a safe space for folks to explore and work on their concerns and not feel othered. We all deserve to be seen.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Baha'i
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • The Satanic Temple
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $160 - 180/session

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