Merry Lardner, LCSW

Merry Lardner, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

492 W. Broadway
Eugene, OR 97401

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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (license #L7611) practicing in Eugene, Oregon. I received my Master's from the University of Chicago and practiced for several years in different clinical settings before moving to Oregon in 2017. While in Chicago, I completed a post-graduate fellowship program where I received specialized training in trauma-informed treatment, LGBTQ+ affirmative care (including care for transgender and gender expansive individuals), multicultural therapy, and creative/expressive arts therapy. I strive to practice from a stance of social justice and honor all identities clients may hold.

I specialize in working with adults and adolescents experiencing a variety of life circumstances and conditions, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and grief/loss. I specialize in working with survivors of trauma, as well as those with family of origin and attachment difficulties. In therapy, I draw from a range of therapeutic modalities in order to honor the uniqueness of your person and your individual needs, including interpersonal, psychodynamic, and mindfulness approaches.

In my practice, I believe in human resilience, and the potential for growth and change. Pain arises from the endurance of invalidation, violation, or incongruence with one's self, and these experiences are what bring us to therapy. Therapy is a powerful opportunity to explore and discover one's resilience through a therapeutic relationship that encourages growth in a nonjudgmental, supportive environment.

As a therapist, I am committed to creating a space for healing in which we can explore your life stories of both pain and joy, where you feel heard and validated, and where you can be empowered to make the changes you seek. I honor the courage it takes to make change, and the personal resources you bring into the room that have helped you come to where you are. My hope is that, through the therapeutic process, you may grow to experience your self and your relationships in a more authentic and meaningful way.

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