Rebecca Merli
PMHNP-BC

Rebecca Merli - Palmetto Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC

Years in Practice :
25+ Years

Rebecca Merli is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), with over 25 years of experience working in psychiatry. She initially began her nursing career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) working with the child / adolescent mental health population. Driven by her passion for mental health care, Ms. Merli continued to work full-time while advancing her career and education by achieving Associate Science of Nursing (ADN), Bachelor of Science (BSN), Master’s Science of Nursing / Nurse Executive (MSN), and Post-Master Certificate Psychiatry (PMHNP-BC), ANCC.

Ms. Merli has worked in various mental health settings which include acute inpatient, outpatient, residential, and partial hospitalization. She received specialized training with a board-certified psychiatrist for five years and specializes in initial assessments, diagnosis, and medication management for mental health issues. In addition, Ms. Merli specializes in treating children and adolescents and has experience in crisis stabilization for acute mental health patients (NCI).

Although she does not perform traditional psychotherapy, she will incorporate brief psychotherapy as needed with her patients. Rebecca understands that each person is a unique individual, who deserves the time to be heard and will give each patient her individual attention to address their specific needs.

Ms. Merli is a strong advocate for improved care and access to care in mental health and brings a holistic approach with a focus on mind and body, including the need for psychotherapy with medication management. She provides individualized, personal, and comprehensive care for her patients.

Rebecca enjoys spending time with her husband and grown children when not at work. She also enjoys hiking, biking, and playing bluegrass music with friends and family. Rebecca also loves playing and being with her dog “Elly” who recently joined the family.

Specialties

She specializes in providing initial assessments, diagnosis, and medication management for mental health issues. In addition, Ms. Merli specializes in treating children and adolescents and has experience in crisis stabilization for acute mental health patients (NCI).

Treatment Approach

Rebecca Merli is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), with over 25 years of experience working in psychiatry. Although she does not perform traditional psychotherapy, she will incorporate brief psychotherapy as needed with her patients. Rebecca understands that each person is a unique individual, who deserves the time to be heard and will give each patient her individual attention to address their specific needs.

Ms. Merli is a strong advocate for improved care and access to care in mental health and brings a holistic approach with a focus on mind and body, including the need for psychotherapy with medication management. She provides individualized, personal, and comprehensive care for her patients.

Ages : Children, Adolescents and Adults

Gender : All

Accepted Insurance Plans

Self-Pay, Out-of-Network *Major Insurance Panels Pending (BCBS of SC, Cigna, Optum, Aetna, Magellan, Partners Direct Health, SC Medicaid, Molina, Blue Choice, Absolute Total Care)