We offer Clinical Counseling
Specialized counseling services for adults, adolescents, and children
A specialized clinical service includes assisting individuals, couples and team sports participants of all ages and proficiency levels to enhance their athletic competence.
The Center for Creative Living a full service counseling facility in Coral Springs, offers specialized counseling services for adults, adolescents, and children. We provide individual, couple, family, and group therapy. In addition, we offer psychological testing to assess such conditions as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), learning disabilities, gifted abilities, and various affective/behavioral disorders. We are one of the few clinical psychology centers in South Florida that deals specifically with treating the adult and child performer. Our Creative Potential clinicians are trained and experienced both as therapists and performers, giving them the knowledge and direct insight in empathy regarding life, pressures, expectations and joys of performance. This specialized clinical service also includes assisting individuals and team sports participants of all ages and proficiency levels to enhance their athletic competence.
Dr. Ron Mercer, Co-director and Corporate and Community Director of our Center, Dr. Mercer provides individual, couple, marital, group and family psychotherapy and specializes in the treatment of men's issues, adolescent Oppositional Defiant Disorder, marital therapy, and hypnotherapy. As a men's issues expert, Dr. Mercer conducts groups and workshops for men entitled "LifeMasters". Dr. Mercer is the director of our Creative Potential program, which is geared toward treating performing artists and athletes in order to minimize pre-performance anxiety and enhance optimal performance. Dr. Mercer also provides psychological and educational/intellectual testing. He also 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 custody evaluations and therapy for the Family Court of Broward County.
Susan Schwartz-Mercer, MSW, LCSW co-directs the Center and is Clinical Director, specializing in treating anxiety disorders, depression, couples and family issues, grief counseling, support for chronic and terminal illness, and adoption issues. In addition to being a therapist, as former director of Advocates for Children and Families, Susan is also a private adoption consultant who facilitates adoption by conducting birth parent interviews, adoptive parent home studies, and offering psychotherapy for adoptees' and their families with issues related to adoption.