Laila Merz, PhD


Specialties:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Alcohol & Drugs
  • Eating & Weight Loss
  • Personality Disorders
  • Grief & Loss
  • Marital / Partner Conflict
  • Family Problems
  • Teen Chalenges
  • Child Concerns
Laila Merz, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist (in MO & CA) and received her Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology – San Diego, California. She completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at Kaiser-Permanente – San Francisco. Dr. Merz is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Medicine, and Interpersonal Therapy and Christian Counseling. She has been treating clients within a range of treatment settings, including 24 Hour Residential, Partial Hospitalization (PHP), Intensive Outpatient (IOP), and weekly Individual and Group Outpatient treatment programs since 1999. She has worked at Kaiser-Permanente (Redwood City and San Francisco), Castlewood Treatment Center, McCallum Place, and Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine (SLBMI). She has also been an Adjunct Psychology Professor at Maryville University in Saint Louis. Her specialties are in an array of clinical areas, such as, anxiety/mood – disorders, eating disorders, addictions, marital and family dynamics, psycho-physiological ailments (mind-body connection), trauma recovery, and self-harm. Dr. Merz has extensive experience working with children/adolescents, adults, couples, marital, families, and blended-families/divorce care. She has an additional specialty and great passion in Christian Counseling.

Insurance Accepted:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Healthlink
  • Magellan
  • United Behavioral Health
To schedule an appointment: 314-222-5852
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