Dr. Meri Stiles


About Me

I am a deeply compassionate, creative, and inspired person that enjoys helping others find their way. As a clinical social worker I've worked with clients in diverse settings including community mental health clinics, a psychiatric hospital, and in private practice. Thinking about ways our lives could be different is easy. Yet, breaking out of old habits or figuring out new ways forward can feel overwhelming. Psychotherapy can be helpful for cultivating insight and identifying solutions and methods for meaningful change.

My therapeutic approach is client-centered, strength-based, and transformative. Together we can explore the role your thinking, emotion, physical health, and community play in your wellness. This holistic approach is based on my training and practice as a clinical social worker and meditation teacher. Depending on your goals and preferences, our work together might include talking about patterns and life circumstances, learning more about your interpersonal style, practicing mindfulness or breathing exercises, engaging in creative arts for cultivating self-compassion, grounding yourself through anxiety or emotional pain, or learning coping skills.

I look forward to working with you!


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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LICSW #089.0078008 (Expires: 2022-01-31)


Written by S.A. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Meri for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

I have recommended BetterHelp to a co-worker and she loves her counselor. I am very happy with my experience.