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 , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
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

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


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


Written by P.A. on Feb 06, 2021 after counseling with Meri for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by M.A. on Feb 04, 2021 after counseling with Meri for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

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!

Written by E.R. on Oct 20, 2020 after counseling with Meri for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by L.A. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling with Meri for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Patient, kind, full of insight and compassion. Dr. Stiles is wonderful and has really helped me to reclaim my life.

Written by C.H. on Sep 09, 2020 after counseling with Meri for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

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.

Written by B.L. on Aug 25, 2020 after counseling with Meri for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Meri is great! Very helpful and a great listener.

Written by J.A. on Aug 21, 2020 after counseling with Meri for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

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!

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.