Mercedes Dehart

Mercedes Dehart is a behavioral health counselor at Simple Solutions. Her background is in nursing, previously working as a neonatal intensive care unit nurse at Kentucky Children’s Hospital. She’s always had a nurturing inclination and wanted to care for others and help them in any way she can.. While working at the NICU, she worked primarily with babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome going through withdrawals of substances and their mothers. After many years in this field, Mercedes chose to pursue her Masters in Social Work so she could work with those in addiction and take on a more clinical therapist role. Working in recovery has been a blessing in her life. She is grateful for her role here at Simple Solutions and getting to be a part of the client’s recovery journey. Her favorite thing is being able to watch the clients grow as they rediscover a new outlook on life in sobriety. She is the mother of a six-year-old son who is her world and hopes to instill in him the same compassion for others and open-mindedness in that all humans are worthy of love and second chances at life. Yoga and meditation are extremely important to her, and she loves utilizing those tools in her practice with clients and helping them practice self-awareness and mindfulness.