Merkle Counseling Associates " MCA", LCSW, BCD, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in McMinnville
Congratulations on taking this action step to resolve a challenge in your life... a situation or a relationship or distressing emotions... whether at home or work. Resolve, healing and change is about "doing it" different than how you have been "up until now". Behaviors are an attempt to get our needs met... based on results, the behavior works or not... I will help you discover ways to communicate, problem solve and respond that will serve you better to create the life you want. Change how you do you will change the situation!
I can assist in examining the responses that no longer serve you...such as: old habits, defeating self talk, false beliefs...limiting perceptions, thinking errors, distressing emotions, inhibited responses or over reactions. Together, we can identify possibilities and work through the obstacles. With support, you can achieve your change goals.
Although past events, relationships and situations can not be undone, the pain experience however, can be changed. Using cutting edge therapy techniques, I can help you heal in a way that is grounding, comfortable and invigorating. I can guide you through life's challenges with new, effective responses.
Call or Email Merkle Counseling Associates " MCA" for a free consultation now - (503) 472-9797


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Portland State University
  • Year Graduated: 1984
  • License No. and State: 1544 Oregon


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa, Wire

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Champ VA
  • Cigna
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Health Net
  • Integrated Health Plan
  • LifeWise
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Military OneSource
  • Moda Health
  • Optum
  • PacifiCare
  • PacificSource
  • Providence
  • Regence
  • Reliant
  • TriWest
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: Master Practitioner/Instructor (trained by Dr. Steven Vazquez)
  • Degree: International Academy Collaborative Professionals / Divorce Coach/Child Specialist
  • Year graduated: 2009

Merkle Counseling Associates " MCA"'s Groups

Self Care for Professional Helping People

you are a master at taking care of others, now its time for you! Join me in the learning and practicing of self care without guilt, embarrassment or shame. Share discoveries that work for you and consider new tweaks on old self sacrificing behaviors. Resign from martyrdom and eliminate the stress of over responsibility. Permission to focus on your own needs with out drama !

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Healthy Life Style Group for women

Using the support of peers, bring your healthy life style challenges for ideas, possibilities and options. Celebrate successful change steps and set a new week's goal. No judgment, criticism or guilt tripping.... just support to be your best self... Group closure CD by world famous Suzy Prudden for self hypnotic guided meditation for healthy life style change.

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  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Chronic Pain


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Returning Veterans & disabled vets
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Critical Incident Debriefing
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotional Transformation Thpy w/ light
  • Equine Assist Therapy w/ horse
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Neuro-Linguistic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2016
Merkle Counseling Associates " MCA", LCSW, BCD, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in McMinnville

Merkle Counseling Associates " MCA"

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD