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Kristy Mercado


Quick Facts

  • California Institute of Integral Studies
  • 14 Years in Practice


Remote Office


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Child

Ages and Community Experience

  • N/A
  • Preteen, Children (6 to 10)
  • Any
  • N/A


  • California 124498


"Beneath every behavior there is a feeling. And beneath every feeling there is a need. And when we meet that need rather than focus on the behavior, we begin to deal with the cause, not the symptom.” - Ashleigh Warner

I have had many rewarding experiences helping children learn emotional awareness, creative expressions, and transform their current obstacles into opportunities for growth. I can offer them compassionate engagement, mindfulness based interventions unique to their needs, and suggestions on how to use their own creative interests to process their emotional experiences. Above all, I can offer a safe and welcoming atmosphere for self exploration and positive changes.

Areas of Experience

  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Child

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dance Movement Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based

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