Dr. Shaayestah Merchant

Essential Dialogues, LLC was founded by Dr. Shaayestah Merchant. Dr. Merchant is licensed as a clinical psychologist in Colorado (CO License PSY 3517). She has been providing clients safe spaces to grow, heal, and realize their authentic selves for several years. Dr. Merchant was born and raised in Mumbai, India and moved to Denver, Colorado several years ago. Her experiences in India and in the United States have had a powerful influence on her philosophy and understanding of health and well-being.

Dr. Merchant believes that each one of us has the capacity and resources within us to thrive and live our lives in accordance with what we value most. She has learned from her clients and through her experiences over the years as a clinician, woman of color, student, supervisor, immigrant, advocate for underserved communities, etc. that there is no one way to understand and deal with life’s tough issues. She recognizes that no matter her expertise and education each one of us is an expert on our own life. In keeping with this, Dr. Merchant is fully committed to working with all her clients in a curious, respectful and collaborative fashion emphasizing safety and empowerment.

Check out what past clients say here.