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explore. empower. heal.

 areas of concern and goals include:


  • Learn how to understand and navigate anxiety so it doesn't continue to negatively impact you, your relationships with others, school, work, and life goals. 

  • Be able to engage in social situations with more confidence, and less anxiety and discomfort.

  • Explore and reprocess relational trauma: family, friendships, romantic, work/school settings.

  • Create a healing space to address racial trauma.

  • Provide support in navigating the complexities and impact of adoption, birth family search/reunion for adoptees.

  • Support identity exploration with an affirming and inclusive approach.

  • Gain an understanding of the survival response that people pleasing and appeasement has had on your relationship with yourself and others.

  • Nurture a compassionate exploration of relationship with body and body image concerns.

  • Offer opportunities to examine eating disorder concerns and collaborate on ways to approach recovery and healing that is personalized to your needs and the eating disorder's symptoms and impact on you and your well-being. 

Practice focus includes working with adults who identify as part of the following communities:


Adults ages 21+

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI)

Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)/People of the Global Majority (PGM)

College/Graduate school/Professional Program Students

LGBTQ+ community

Adoptee/transracial adoptee community



Pronouns: she/her/hers

Identities: Cisgender heterosexual female, Korean American, Transracial adoptee


My collaborative and relational approach with clients centers on offering a personalized care plan that is unique to each person.  As a social worker, the profession’s core values as outlined in the NASW code of ethics include service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence which are values I aspire to uphold in my practice.

My work with adoptees and transracial adoptees uses an adoption competent framework and acknowledges that trauma, grief and ambiguous loss inherent in the adoption experience.

My clinical practice is rooted in a trauma informed, culturally responsive, social justice lens and integrates concepts from EMDR, Polyvagal theory, mindfulness, psychodynamic, attachment theory, and narrative therapy. My clinical approach looks at the whole person and the systems (e.g. family, community, society, education, work, etc.) that support and oppress individuals while examines the impact trauma has on the presenting concerns that brings a person to seek out therapy. I seek to create an inclusive and healing space in-person, online, and in my communication with you. 


Merrily Young-Hye Sadlovsky

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