Dr. Judith (Judy) Merritt

Psychologist

About Me

I am happy to introduce myself to you. I am Dr. Judy Merritt (Judy). I am a licensed psychologist in PA since 1993, and an ordained Shamanic Psychospiritual Minister and Counselor since 2010 (Venus Rising Institute for Transformation). Over the years working in a solo private practice, group private practice, community mental health, medical office setting, I have worked with a wide range of concerns: depression, anxiety, relationship issues, codependency, family of origin, shadow, career and phase of life challenges, and questions about sacred purpose, the meaning of life, and how to live life 'on purpose'.

My background training, credentialing, experiences, and interests include psychology (developmental, Freudian, Jungian), Drama Therapy, Theatre, Psychodrama, Shamanic Psychospiritual Studies (www.shamanicbreathwork.org ), and Expressive Arts therapies, individual and group psychotherapy.

My style is warm and interactive. I believe we all have our own 'healer within' which knows what the psyche, spirit and soul of each person need for healing; that the desire for and courage to change come from within. I don't 'fix' anyone, rather I experience the change process as a journey, so I am a co-journeyer, sacred witness, and co-facilitator in my clients' personal healing and change processes.

If you feel you are ready to step onto your path of change and begin your Hero/Heroine's journey to live into the life you long for, I am happy to work with you and look forward to the process.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Codependency , Family of Origin Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Psychologist #PS006807L (Expires: 2023-11-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Judith (Judy) Merritt. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by T.O. on Aug 11, 2022 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Judy is the best therapist I’ve had in a while! She listens, validates, and leaves space for me to come to my own conclusions. I have had many “ah-ha moments” even while she is just listening. Highly recommend!

Written by C.O. on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue

An amazing woman who cares deeply about the needs of her clients.

Written by B.E. on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Love working with Judy! She has made me look at my life in a different light, sounds cliché, but it has helped so much!

Written by D.A. on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I’m so impressed with Dr Merritt! She listens and gives you immediate feedback. I love that I received tools to use just from my first session, and I was able to apply them immediately!

Written by T.O. on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Merritt is truly amazing. In only two sessions, she was able to pinpoint the issues and help me comes to terms whatever have haunted me for decades. Her professionalism and use of multiple modalities have help absorbed information like sponges. Moreover, her compassion ,kindness and active listening make me believe I can make so much progress on my decades of complex PTSD. Definitely recommend her to any people have relationship and trauma issues.

Written by M.A. on Apr 02, 2022 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Merritt is everything I needed and still need in a therapist. She listens, gives me honest, direct feedback, provides guidance when appropriate, and gives me perspective. She is awesome and I would recommend her ten times over to anyone looking to truly dive into an introspective journey. She’s not here to play around or lick your wounds, she’s here to enable you to solve issues and address root causes. Thank you Dr Merritt for always being exactly what I need.

Written by M.A. on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 2 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

Dr. Merritt has a responsive and adaptive therapy manner than belies years of exerience. She has easily pivoted as a variety of issues have reared their head and always had a supportive manner, examining question, and usually a suggestion for further reading/work. Highly recommended.

Written by L.J. on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Very refreshing, open and direct. Definitely a great step in the right direction for me.

Written by C.H. on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and anger management

Dr. Merritt is helping me very much!

Written by J.O. on Mar 05, 2022 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I am loving my sessions with Dr. Judy. She is a great listener, and responds to me so thoughtfully. She asks great questions to get me thinking about my own situation. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a therapist!

Written by Y.A. on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Dr. Merritt is extremely knowledgeable, understanding, and concerned with my well-being. She is so kind and compassionate and offers practical tools that have helped me change my life. I am so pleased with my conversations with her. She has made my first therapy sessions very easy. Its been easy and comforting to talk with her. Thank you Dr. Judy!

Written by M.E. on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Mr. Merritt is absolutely wonderful!! She really listens to everything you have to say and is able to connect the dots on what you're saying to what the issue is and explain how they interact. Very helpful, insightful, nurturing. Video chat is great because she picks up on my nonverbal cues in my face or body language and is able to ask about them.

Written by C.H. on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Merritt is an excellent listen, advice giver, and has helped me change my thinking on situations. If you are looking for a long term therapist she is your go to!

Written by J.E. on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr Judith Merritt is an angel

Written by J.O. on Dec 24, 2021 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Judy is absolutely wonderful. She is smart, kind, compassionate, and very understanding. She seems like she is on the path with you instead of just directing you where to go. Highly recommended!

Written by P.R. on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She is a beautiful person with a unique understanding.

Written by K.A. on Nov 06, 2021 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and adhd

She is very patient, kind, and considerate. She tells you what you need to hear, but in a calm & supportive tone. I highly recommend her to anyone.

Written by S.H. on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Judy is amazing! She’s both comforting and helps me to challenge myself and my mind. She wonderful!

Written by J.E. on Oct 14, 2021 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Merritt was very intentional when working with me. I felt like she was engaged and listening every session and always checking in on me between sessions. She gave practical 'tasks' for me to consider doing after our sessions that were relevant and specific to what we discussed yet were not overly burdensome or overwhelming.

Written by K.E. on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

She is great!!!!

Written by L.Y. on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Dr. Merritt really validated my feelings and I feel so happy that I am able to seek help and therapy.

Written by S.A. on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I absolutely love working with Dr Judy. She made me feel heard. She supplied me with validation and understanding, I appreciate everything she's done to help me!

Written by A.S. on Aug 21, 2021 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

She is wonderful, attentive and kind. She is a great listener, she helped be kinder to myself and my loved ones. Highly recommend

Written by M.A. on Aug 19, 2021 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Wonderful opportunity for anyone looking for healing, she is lively and very respectful. Thank you so much.

Written by Y.O. on Aug 15, 2021 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr. Merritt has been nothing short of incredible, she is warm & patience and very attentive to my issues. I feel like she really cares & that's very important to me. She feels like a gift.

Written by J.U. on Aug 15, 2021 after therapy with Judith (Judy) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Merritt has been great. During my session, she immediately conveyed her warmth and attentiveness towards my current situation. She also made immediate time for me knowing my situation. Dr. Merritt is brilliant, and really easy to open up to. Highly recommend.

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