F. Lynne Merk, PhD

Staff Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Academic Affiliation

Phone 513-636-4336

Fax 513-803-8104

Email lynne.merk@cchmc.org


Anxiety (including obsessive compulsive disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder); early childhood intervention; parenting; ADHD; behavior problems; noncompliance with medical regimen; depression and other mood disorders; healing from abuse (physical, sexual, or emotional)


Quality improvement methods to design and measure evidence-based treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder

Lynne Merk, PhD, is a native of Cincinnati who has been providing psychological services to children, adults, and families since 1996 — beginning at the master's level and obtaining her PhD in 1999. Dr. Merk worked as an outpatient therapist with NorthKey Community Care in Florence, Kentucky for six years prior to joining the staff at Cincinnati Children's in October, 2002.

Dr. Merk's experience and training is broad. Her current practice at the Cincinnati Children's Green Township Location includes pediatric psychology and child clinical psychology for a wide range of mental health issues. Dr. Merk is community and family focused in her approach to treating children — consulting with other professionals/agencies working with the child and/or locating additional community resources for patients and families.

PhD: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, 1999.

Internship: Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine Psychology Internship Program, 1995-1996.

Credentials: Ohio State Board of Psychology, 2002; Kentucky State Board of Psychology, 2002.