Merrick McKelvie, LMSW

TransTeens Facilitator

Pronouns: They/He

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Merrick holds a BA in Anthropology from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, an MA in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of South Florida, and an MSW from the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work. M is a Licensed Masters Social Worker under the clinical supervision of Kate MacShane, LCSW-C.

Merrick sees clients in person and via telehealth from our Frederick office.

Merrick is licensed in Maryland and able to offer telehealth sessions for clients physically located in the state of Maryland. They see clients in person in our Frederick office.

Merrick is a white, queer, non-binary therapist. Their practice is rooted in an anti-racist, critical social work perspective that centers on collective relationship-building rather than upholding hierarchies – within and outside of clinical practice. Merrick aims to collectively build bridges towards a more just world through radical growth, self-love, and self-knowledge. M’s therapeutic practice centralizes individual experience, while honoring collective traumas from institutionalized and structural oppression, and seeks to help build people up by highlighting the experiences, strengths, and hopes of each individual coming into therapy.

Prior to attending University of Maryland’s School of Social Work, Merrick worked for a non-profit organization that provided employment and rehabilitative services to adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. After seeing a dearth in therapeutic support for neurodivergent folks and people with disabilities in general, they turned their focus to clinical social work.

Merrick is passionate about providing compassionate and empathetic therapeutic support to neurodiverse and gender expansive folks. They have studied individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, structural oppression, and feminist theory. They have also completed training in kink and poly affirming care and is interested in providing support to folks who have experienced harm from their religion.