Biography

Merissa Goolsarran, LCSW
Therapist

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Merissa Goolsarran holds a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Miami and a Master of Social Work from the University of Central Florida with a certificate in Military Social Work. She is  a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience in the medical field.

She was drawn to the psychology field because she was interested in how the mind works. After seeing how much therapy could change people’s lives, she developed an appreciation and affinity for it.

Goolsarran was born and raised in Miami and found it to be very diverse and a great city in which to live. She was bullied during her younger years, and this greatly affected how she interacted with others. She became an observer who was interested in how to “mask” and be a chameleon. These experiences fueled her interest in psychology and mental wellness.

Her approach is very integrative: Goolsarran works with each client to develop a unique treatment plan. It might include techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or Narrative Therapy or Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.

Goolsarran specializes in anxiety and working with individuals who experience difficulties in relationships. She takes a collaborative approach and will not ask clients to do anything with which they are uncomfortable. She works with them to help them find their own answers.

She is passionate about working with clients who are ready for a change and are open to trying new things so they can meet their goals and break cycles of people pleasing, being a perfectionist, and worrying too much. In addition, she can understand cultural nuances for those with Asian/Caribbean backgrounds.

When she isn’t working, Goolsarran enjoys listening to K-pop, watching international shows and movies (including anime), and spending time with her family and loved ones.

Qualifications

Education & Training

University of Miami

Ms. Goolsarran received her Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Miami

University of Central Florida

Ms. Goolsarran earned her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Central Florida