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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Coping with life changes
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 , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Women's Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
Psychologist #PS006807L (Expires: 2023-11-30)
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.
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!
An amazing woman who cares deeply about the needs of her clients.
Love working with Judy! She has made me look at my life in a different light, sounds cliché, but it has helped so much!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Very refreshing, open and direct. Definitely a great step in the right direction for me.
Dr. Merritt is helping me very much!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Dr Judith Merritt is an angel
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!
She is a beautiful person with a unique understanding.
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.
Judy is amazing! She’s both comforting and helps me to challenge myself and my mind. She wonderful!
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.
She is great!!!!
Dr. Merritt really validated my feelings and I feel so happy that I am able to seek help and therapy.
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!
She is wonderful, attentive and kind. She is a great listener, she helped be kinder to myself and my loved ones. Highly recommend
Wonderful opportunity for anyone looking for healing, she is lively and very respectful. Thank you so much.
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.
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.