About Counseling Services of Miami

Rachel D. Merlin, LMFT, C.Ht.

Rachel D. Merlin earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology, followed by a Masters in Science of Education with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Miami. She now works as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MT 2924) in Coral Gables.

Rachel believes that therapy is a great option for individuals or families looking for help with specific issues, or those interested in delving deeper into their own psyche. She uses an eclectic approach, drawing from many different theoretical orientations, and she tailors her method of treatment to each individual. It is Rachel’s goal to make the client as comfortable as possible, so that he or she can feel at ease, and she collaborates with the client to set and achieve desired goals.


Rachel specializes in family conflict including transitions between life stages, adolescent behavioral changes, relationship issues including infidelity, premarital counseling, marriage counseling, divorce, and post-divorce issues. She treats clients suffering from depression, anxiety, anger management issues, and domestic violence. Additionally, Rachel enjoys working with children and adolescents, along with their parents, as they develop and mature into adulthood.

Rachel is a Certified Hypnotherapist.  Hypnotherapy is a wonderful technique that can be used for an array of issues including weight loss, smoking cessation, stress reduction, pain management, phobias, mending a broken heart, test anxiety and so much more! Contact us for more information.