Meri Rule

(MS, LCDC, LPC)

About Me

My name is Meri Rule, I have been in the Mental Health field for about five years. Some of those years, I worked with addictions, depression, anxiety, bipolar, grief and trauma, PTSD, OCD, relationships and gender issues, and other life challenges. My clients range in age between 8 and 80.

I use techniques unique to client needs. I have used CBT, Solutions Focused, Positive, psychodynamic, family systems, humor, along with Art and Music therapies. Working together to find the most effective treatment strategies is essential, in order to reach your therapeutic goals.

I completed my Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling at Walden University in November, 2010 and am currently working toward a PhD in Clinical Psychology. I also have an undergraduate, BA in Experimental Psychology with a minor in Sociology from University of Texas at Arlington. I hold several licenses, including; LCDC, NCC, LPC, and Auricular Acupuncture Specialist. Auricular Acupuncture is useful in treating chemical withdrawals, anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, and can also be used for pain management.

My approach is caring, empathetic, supportive, and non-judgmental. I work at the client's pace and meet them where they are. Please let me help you work through past experiences and daily struggles, to build a more secure satisfying and healthy life.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship
  • Grief

I also have experience in LGBT, Family, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar, Depression

Years of Experience: 5

Licensing

LPC #68088 (Expires: 2018-09-30)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Oct 11, 2017 after counseling with Meri for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, career, and bipolar

My first time I reached out to get counseling, I was not disappointed with her.

Written by J.E. on Sep 23, 2017 after counseling with Meri for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and trauma and abuse

Meri has really helped me to deal with multiple personal issues that were interfering with my life in multiple ways. I'm so happy I found her!

Written by L.E. on Jun 21, 2017 after counseling with Meri for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and depression

Listen, being able to speak to Meri has changed my life in every way possible. I can't recommend her or this advice enough. She is excellent at listening, giving pertinent advice, helping work through emotions of grief and trauma. Her work with me doing CBT is instrumental to me feeling like a normal human.

Written by K.A on Mar 29, 2017 after counseling with Meri for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, and bipolar

Only been on here for a few weeks but this is the most improvement I have had in years! Meri Rule is the best therapist I have ever had. She listens and talks to me like a human being rather than just another client. Her tips and ideas are doable and very helpful.

Written by S.A. on Mar 10, 2017 after counseling with Meri for 3 weeks

It's much easier to talk to someone this way than to have to go in one or two times a month. I appreciate how helpful my counselor has been and how forthcoming they've been with suggestions.

Written by M.A on Mar 09, 2017 after counseling with Meri for 1 month depression, and stress, anxiety

Meri is proving to be the emotional and trusting crutch that I need at this time in my life. I had no expectations from Better Health other than the hope it would help with my confused thoughts and feelings. You've hooked me up with someone who is patient, compassionate and professional in their approach but who is trustworthy like a very close friend. Clearly a great resource for practitioner and patient and I have no hesitation in recommending Meri. Thanks!

Written by E.M on Mar 07, 2017 after counseling with Meri for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

Meri is wonderful. I look forward to sharing with her my thoughts and feelings before I react to a situation. It's been surprisingly helpful. I love this platform.

Written by J.E on Jan 22, 2017 after counseling with Meri for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Meri is great! She's helped me through some pretty tough things and offers amazing advice! I recommend her to everyone that's noticed a change in me.

Written by C.A on Oct 17, 2016 after counseling with Meri for 2 days intimacy-related

Meri was helpful, non judgmental, and very responsive to my issues. She gave me immediate tools to use while I worked on some difficult issues, and was astute and respectful of my reluctance at times to share by gently guiding me to answers. I would highly recommend.

Written by T.E on Oct 04, 2016 after counseling with Meri for 1 month depression, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and bipolar

I'm a very spiritual/religious person and I love how Meri Rule helps incorporate some of that into my therapy sessions. So glad she is my counselor!

Written by T. on Sep 02, 2016 after counseling with Meri for 3 weeks depression, and grief

Meri is great!

Written by L.E on Jun 02, 2016 after counseling with Meri for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and depression

I was a mess before I got some of Meri's guidance. She listened to my problems, did not judge me, and made me feel safe telling her anything. She's willing to work with you on finding the techniques that work for you. I feel I really have someone on my side, supporting me.

Written by G.E on Apr 05, 2016 after counseling with Meri for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and depression

The first time I spoke with her, I felt better. I felt relieved. She knows her stuff. It's nice to have a friend who can give you insights and advices and guides you in situations of dilemmas.

Written by M.E on Nov 22, 2015 after counseling with Meri for 3 weeks

Meri has been a great support for me during my marital separation. I am healing from a verbally and emotionally abusive relationship. She listens well, helps me to remember to care for myself, and responds quickly. I highly recommend Meri as a counselor.

Written by Y.E on Oct 13, 2015 after counseling with Meri for 2 weeks

Meir has really helped me with my personal stuff and has great teachniques!

Written by K.R on Aug 29, 2015 after counseling with Meri for 2 weeks

She is so amazing. I have major trust issues and this woman has helped me over come that, and helped find a way for me to cope with my PTSD. She is always reliable and there. Thanks Meri for all that you do!!

Written by J.O on Jul 03, 2015 after counseling with Meri for 6 days stress, anxiety, self esteem, and depression

I loved working with Meri! She was encouraging and positive, and gave me an outlet to express myself in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

Written by K.E on Jun 10, 2015 after counseling with Meri for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, grief, and depression

Meri is great at listening (or reading I should say) when I go on and on and on. I will get everything out and read back through and not even realize 10 paragraphs later. She takes everything in and responds to each individual thing. She gives great suggestions and advice on different techniques to use and keeps up to date with how you are doing. If there are several days between responses, she is great at checking in and making sure you are ok and very good at keeping in touch. Highly recommend Meri!