Dr. Niloufer Merchant, Ed.D, LP

(she, her, hers)
Preferred Name: Niloufer

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I'm an Indian American Licensed Psychologist in Minneapolis Minnesota and Professor Emeritus at St. Cloud State University. I have 28 years of teaching experience and 35 plus years of clinical experience. I specialize in the area of complex trauma utilizing a variety of approaches such as EFT tapping, Mindfulness, Flash techniqe, using an attachment focused, emobodied approaches. Populations and issues served include BIPOC, queer communities, veterans, and survivors of sexual, physical and emotional abuse.

Education & Experience

Ed.D. Counseling Professor/28 years Clinical Practice/35 + years

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Have worked as a community activist working with local city, university and K-12 school settings in anti-racism and diversity efforts. Have served in leadership positions on Boards in the community and in the Amercian Counseling Association such President of Association for Specialists in Group Work and ACA Governing Council.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • English
  • Hindi


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicaid
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth

Preferred One Medical Assistance Optum Medica Ucare Health Partners United Behavioral Health