Dr. Shaayestah Merchant

Clinical Psychology
Denver, CO
14 years experience female

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Denver, CO

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950 S Cherry St., Ste 220, Denver, CO
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Clinical Psychology

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22 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaayestah Merchant
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Therapy and skills: You can learn coping skills such as deep breathing, relaxation, etc. However, i recommend you also take the time to understand what causes you anxiety... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaayestah Merchant
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Yes it is possible: Your emotional health concerns can often manifest in the the form of physical health issues. If you are experiencing an emotionally stressful time in ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaayestah Merchant
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
It is only human: Often when we have been hurt by someone it is hard to forget. In order to truly let go it is important to process why you "hate" this person so much. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaayestah Merchant
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Not necessarily: Dreams can be interpreted in any number of ways. One could also dream of people they don't like. So, there is not direct causal relationship between d... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Shaayestah Merchant
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Physical/emotional: Get this checked out by your primary care doc. Could be a medical health issue, mental health issue, or a combination of both. Once evaluated a treatm... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaayestah Merchant
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
It is possible: While emotional stress and depression in particular can lead to weight loss it is important to check also whether something is going on physiologicall... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaayestah Merchant
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Skilled therapist: That sounds really difficult. It might be a good idea to find a psychologist whose specialty is trauma and ptsd. Emdr and other body based therapies w... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaayestah Merchant
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Therapy and skills: Understanding what your stage fright is about is important in finding a solution. Your anxiety can be addressed successfully in therapy along with pra... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaayestah Merchant
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Lots could happen: If it has been recommended that you take anti-depressants for your depression and you don't take them your symptoms could remain unresolved. However, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaayestah Merchant
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Diagnostic Criteria: To actually meet diagnostic criteria for ptsd one has to have actually experienced a traumatic event. So after watching a violent movie while one coul... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaayestah Merchant
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Affirming therapy: Struggles related to our identities can be extremely difficult. I highly recommend seeking out a psychologist who specializes with lgbtq populations a... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaayestah Merchant
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Tough situation: If you are able to work on your struggles on your own or with the help of someone you trust that's great. If not then you might be getting in your own... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaayestah Merchant
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Community MH center: It might be worth your while to call your local community mental health center. Call them and they typically have several options for people who don't... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaayestah Merchant
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Yes: Depression can be treated. However, your treatment plan must be tailored to your particular experience of depression. It might be a good idea to start... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaayestah Merchant
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Consult: It is best to consult with your prescribing physician before you stop taking the medication on your own. It is important that your physician know your... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaayestah Merchant
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Many options: Difficulty sleeping could be due to a number of reasons. It could be due to an emotional health issue, physical health issue, or a combination of bot... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaayestah Merchant
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Not uncommon: One of the symptoms of ptsd is involuntary, intrusive thoughts. Many survivors of trauma have this experience. While intrusive thoughts are a common r... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaayestah Merchant
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
You are struggling: Sounds difficult. If being sexually intimate with someone when sober is hard for you i highly recommend addressing this issue with a psychologist. It ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaayestah Merchant
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Get psychotherapy: It might be a good idea to engage in psychotherapy with an experienced psychologist. This will likely help you clarify your identity struggles and als... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaayestah Merchant
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Breath work mindful: Skills like deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and mindfulness help. Like any other skill these have to practiced regularly including when... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaayestah Merchant
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Yes with some work: You might also want to work with a psychologist to understand what triggers the anxiety in the first place. In addition, learning skills like mindfuln... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaayestah Merchant
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Understand causes: It is a good idea to understand what causes your anxiety/panic. You could do this on your own but it will likely be easier/more effective with a profe... Read More
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Sep 17, 2013
Compassionate and expert answers.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Merchant is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Merchant is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank u so much hope it work well for me
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Denver
Graduated 2009MD

Awards

Top Psychologist, Third Place, Colorado - Summer
2013
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