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Psychologist – educator, trainer & consultant

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Mer Elkin-Greener Trained psychologist & mental health advocate

I’m Mer, great to see you here

Trained psychologist & mental health advocate

I am a warm, professional, down-to-earth, experienced and highly qualified Psychologist & Psychotherapist who loves what she does. I’ve been a Psychologist for 25 years and I absolutely love what I do. I was trained and educated in the United States where I graduated with a bachelor’s and master’s in counselling psychology. I had a successful private practice in Chicago, IL for over 15 years. I moved back to Scotland in 2014 and returned to university in 2020 to complete my Professional Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapists (BABCP) and The National Counselling Society. (NCS)
Mer Elkin-Greener MNCS (Accred) NCS21-01020 BABCP (Accred) 1001122 LCPC,CADC,NCC PGDip,MSc (Hons)BSc(Hons) Psychologist,Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor & Counselling Tutor

My journey

Getting into mental health

Getting into mental health: I took my first class in the Mental Health Field in 1997. This class was called An Introduction to Addictions. I was quite literally ‘Hooked’ (pun intended) Through my learning in this class I became curious about mental health and found myself wanting to learn more!

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Training and education US & Uk

  • Training Completed as a EMDR Therapist with the EMDR Academy UK (July 2023)
  • Accreditation achieved with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (July 2022)
  • Accreditation achieved with the National Counselling Society ( April 2020)
  • Scottish Mental Health First Aid Training (Jun 2019)
  • I-Act Training/Understanding and Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace (May 2019)
  • ASIST Suicide Intervention Training (January 2019)
  • SafeTalk Training (December 2018)
  • Certified Addictions Counsellor/CADC (Oct 2013)
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counsellor/LCPC (Dec 2008)
  • Certification in DBT Skills & Training (November 2005)
  • Licensed Professional Counsellor/LPC (Oct 2005)
  • Certified Family Therapist: Certified through Family Therapy Institute (Oct 2003)
  • Certified Divorce Mediator (Aug 2003)

2021: PgDip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, University of West Scotland, Paisley, Scotland.

2005: MSc in Counselling Psychology (Hons), National Louis University, Chicago, IL

2003: BA Psychology & Human Services (Hons), National Louis University, Chicago, IL

2001: Associates in Applied Science Human Services (Hons), College of Dupage, Glen Ellyn, IL

Mer Elkin-Greener psychologist & mental health expert

I started training others whilst living in the United States

Whilst teaching I found I loved when the students responded positively to my lectures and skills practice. I felt such a positive energy from others when they expressed how much they enjoyed their classes I taught. This led me to offer more continued education opportunities through the university and online.

What's in the future

The future is continuing to teach and supervise in the mental health field. Specifically, I love to work with people who are new to the field and starting their journey to become a counsellor. As well as working with seasoned professionals, who like myself have a passion for helping others. I also want to continue to offer clinical supervision because it gives me the opportunity to help people have a better understanding of the treatment process and how connection with others is such an important process in the counselling journey.

Excellent facilitator, so knowledgeable…

“Mer is an excellent facilitator, so knowledgeable and makes the course easy to follow and digest. Thanks.

It was delivered very well – Mer was approachable, encouraging and very mindful of any impact of subject on participants. Very useful information and will help improve skills and knowledge.”

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