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!
- Stress, Anxiety
I also have experience in LGBT, Family, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar, Depression
LPC #68088 (Expires: 2018-09-30)
Meri is sweet and kind. She asks a lot of questions which I like. She's helped me a bit coming to terms with my reality and recognizing my distorted view of things which I really appreciate.
Meri and I have been working together for almost two years now, and it's completely changed my life. She offers amazing support and shows terrific empathy to anything I find myself thinking or feeling. She has a healthy perspective on all my negative thoughts. I find something to learn from her every session. If this service wasn't offered anymore, I would try to find a way to be an in-person client because talking to her is that important to me.
My first time I reached out to get counseling, I was not disappointed with her.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Meri is great!
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.
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.
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.
Meir has really helped me with my personal stuff and has great teachniques!
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!!
I loved working with Meri! She was encouraging and positive, and gave me an outlet to express myself in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
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!