AidAn Merris, LMFTA

Rinker Therapy and wellness 

**OCTOBER 2021- Currently AVAILABLE for new clients- Contact RTW before Aidan is full**

Navigating relationships can sometimes be a difficult process that requires guidance and support. When our relationships are struggling and we are feeling left down by our partner or friends, it can take a toll on our mental health. It is my desire as your therapist to offer guidance and support to help you find ways to help your relationships grow and become more fulfilling. It is my passion to help and empower others to extend the same love and empathy they would towards others onto themselves. We all need reminders that our needs are just as important as others, and it is my goal to support you in that practice.

I enjoy working with those navigating grief/loss, couples, and families navigating life transitions and stressors, couples facing issues with infidelity, sexual and intimacy issues, assisting individuals in using voice and setting boundaries in relationships, exploring the impact of cultural and familial influences, LGBTQIA+ folks, and developing coping strategies for anxiety. I believe in taking small steps and walking before running. I offer a direct, yet compassionate and curious approach. I encourage my clients to bring forward nothing but their authentic selves.

When I am not seeing clients or in school, I find joy in writing music, running for exercise, spending quality time with friends and family, cooking, and listening to podcasts. I am a big fan of meditation and journaling as means of practicing being present. I also talk to friends and family as another way of getting support.

If you feel that I may be the right fit, contact me today.  I look forward to witnessing your growth!

Schedule with me directly at https://rinker-therapy-and-wellness.clientsecure.me or call Madi on the RTW business line at 253-350-8763, or email Amy at rinkertherapyandwellness@gmail.com.

Education:

University of Puget Sound, BA in Psychology, Interdisciplinary Emphasis in Neuroscience

Seattle University, MA in Couple and Family Therapy

 

Private Pay/Out of Network:

$120 Individual Therapy

$140 Couples/Relationship/Family Therapy 

Insurance accepted:

*Contact for further information as some insurance coverage is plan specific.

*Under supervision of Amy Rinker, MA, LMFT, AS at Rinker Therapy and Wellness (RTW)