Merra is an innovator in the integration of meditation, spirituality and psychotherapy. She has over 30 years of experience in the mental health field. She has been in private psychotherapy practice for 20 years.
She’s an adjunct faculty at University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality and Healing as well as the University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine Graduate School of Social Work and their Spirituality Institute.
She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).
She has taught at Pathways health crisis resource center as well as to hospice staff in high schools and prisons.
She is co-founder of Midwest Meditation and Psychotherapy Institute.
Her study includes:
Merra is a founding member of Stone Women Dancing.
She shares her love for the Dharma, poetry and
compassionate presence in life.