Ardis VanMeerten

(LMHC)

About Me

I believe that everyone deserves another chance. Whether you feel someone has given up on you or you have given up on yourself, that is where opportunity lies. My goal is to help facilitate repair the relationship that you have with yourself. I have over ten years experience in working with adults, adolescents and children within a range of treatment levels.

My background holds emphasis in the treatment of trauma, disordered eating, anxiety and depression. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, trauma sensitive yoga and mindfulness. I also hold a strong emphasis in health at every size, intuitive eating and restoring the trust you have in your body.
What this means for you is we will explore how your thoughts, behaviors and feelings are impacted by each other and by society. We will also focus on how the mind interacts with the body. A bit part of this starts with learning to tune into your body again.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

American Sign Language


Licensing

LMHC #LH60827910 (Expires: 2020-10-01)


Reviews

Written by B.A. on Jul 23, 2019 after counseling with Ardis for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Very thoughtful. Listens carefully and doesn’t rush to tell me my problem. Lets me think through things at my pace. Has suggestions when I’m ready. Ardis also gives me homework—something to DO—between conversations.

Written by P.A. on Jul 16, 2019 after counseling with Ardis for 5 months on issues concerning eating disorders

Ardis is very compassionate. She is in your corner. But she offers insights you hadn't thought of.

Written by B.R. on Apr 09, 2019 after counseling with Ardis for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, parenting issues, and bipolar disorder

Ardis has been a great counselor and has been helping me work through some issues I been dealing with for a while. I feel connected and supported which has been the key in progressing through my treatment.

Written by P.E. on Feb 02, 2019 after counseling with Ardis for 2 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Ardis is very concerned with my personal wellbeing, and I very much appreciate that. I love that she is always making sure I'm okay. She doesn't give up.

Written by P.R. on Nov 09, 2018 after counseling with Ardis for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Ardis is very patient and always willing to listen. She has helped me pin-point specific emotional issues that I could not make sense of myself. Am much better at identifying the source of my emotions now.

Written by D.I. on Oct 29, 2018 after counseling with Ardis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Has been very suppprtive and understanding.

Written by K.A. on Oct 03, 2018 after counseling with Ardis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

I am so grateful for her advice and her ability to calm me down when the world seems like it's falling apart. I can feel safe to travel wherever I need to go with her in my pocket. Thank you BetterHelp for arranging this relationship.

Written by A.J. on Sep 22, 2018 after counseling with Ardis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is extremely encouraging and has been very helpful in figuring out what I need to work on. She's a good listener and checks in with me if I get busy and forget to respond for a couple of days. I've been weary of therapy for a long time but I'm so lucky to have gotten such a good match for me the first try.

Written by M.E. on Sep 14, 2018 after counseling with Ardis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship

Ardis is so fast to message me back. She always has thoughtful and insightful feedback for me. She helps me think of ways that I can help my self too. When I speak with her it’s just natural and easy.