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
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LICSW #089.0078008 (Expires: 2022-01-31)
Dr Stiles is very talented at what she does. I felt so much better after only two sessions. She is a deep listener and gives just the right amount of feedback I highly recommend her.
I cannot imagine a more competent and helpful counselor for this first-time patient than Dr Stiles. The clarity I got after our first session was completely unexpected and helpful. She is kind, compassionate, a great listener and knows exactly what questions to ask to trigger the most self reflection and understanding. Not to mention the tools and suggestions she provided me were tailored to my needs specifically. Cannot say enough good things!
I've never been in therapy before so I don't have a lot of comps to use, but I'm finding it really helps me to meet with Dr. Meri Styles. She asks me questions that seem so simple, but that I haven't asked myself before. When I look at the questions and answers, I understand myself better. She's very "regular" and relatable. I'm sure she's an expert (and an educated and worldly person) but she doesn't try to make herself seem important when talking to me. It's hard work for me and I cry every time I talk to her, but I feel like I'm understanding myself better thanks to her questions and insight. This is one of the best things I've ever done for myself and I'm so grateful that she's the counselor I was matched up with.
Patient, kind, full of insight and compassion. Dr. Stiles is wonderful and has really helped me to reclaim my life.
Dr. Stiles has been very understanding and was good at putting me at ease. She has suggested a few tricks for helping me deal with people and I look forward to learning more from her.
Meri is great! Very helpful and a great listener.
I've only done a few sessions so far, but Dr. Stiles so far has helped me quickly get my arms around a variety of problems pertaining to professional performance, relationship issues, and even addressing things that happened to me a long time ago that I ignored or failed to address. She seems to have a good balance between talking/thinking through problems and pulling your thumb out and implementing solutions. So far, so good!
I have recommended BetterHelp to a co-worker and she loves her counselor. I am very happy with my experience.