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Ron Mercer, PhD, LMHC, NCC, BCFE

Ron Mercer, PhD, LMHC, NCC, BCFE Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Corporate/Organizational Trainer, Board Certified Forensic Examiner (expert witness), Certified Family Business Coach Critical Incident Trauma Specialist (“9/11” First Responder) Nationally Certified Psychologist, Master’s Level – Practicum Training Oslo, Norway Dr. Mercer is co-director and co-owner of The Center for Creative Living, a private psychological practice in Coral Springs, Florida, with his wife Susan, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified Psychotherapist and holds Masters Degrees in Counseling, and Masters and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Mercer also holds a second PhD in Adult Developmental Psychology with a specialized training in family systems/men’s issues. He has studied abroad, in Norway, as well as in the U.S. Dr. Mercer provides individual, couples, group and family psychotherapy and specializes in men’s issues therapy, treating adolescents with oppositional disorder, and marital therapy. He works with performing artists and athletes to reach their optimal levels of performance. Furthermore, Dr. Mercer provides psychological and educational/intellectual testing for the same population, and he works in the corporate/organizational arena as a consultant, enhancing communication skills, minimizing stress in the workplace, achieving overall wellness, and conflict resolution. Additionally, he is a specialist in post-divorce counseling therapy for parents and children to minimize traumatic outcomes after a marital break-up. Dr. Mercer is also trained in basic and advanced clinical hypnotherapy to enhance the healing from severe traumatic experiences. He has authored four books, including “Men-In-Pause” and “Little Boy Lost.” “Men-In-Pause” explores the basis of mid-life crisis and how women can best cope with their man’s acute regression, to often times inappropriate immature behavior. “Little Boy Lost” is a semi-fictional account of the life journey of an American male and the societal family issues which occur in his life and how these same factors contribute and influence his interpersonal and larger decisions. His fourth book, “The Unspoken Language of Men,” is a journey into why men behave as they do, as well as encourage them to explore ways to discover their own hidden language, to enhance their well-being, and that of the individuals who they pass through this life with. Dr. Mercer has specialized training in critical incident debriefing as applied to counseling victims of disaster and the subsequent post-traumatic stress that follows. He was one of the first therapists sent to New York City to conduct debriefing/stress management sessions in the wake of the World Trade Center attacks on 9-11-01. His book, “9/11: Critical Incident” is a first-person account of his experience from his encounter with victims and families of the September 11th tragedy. For information on services, please call (954) 755-8247.