Ethos Counseling Services, LLC

Matt Merrick 
Licensed Professional Counselor

Mental Health &
Christian Counseling

Located at: 
4160 E. Schroeder Rd.,
Catalina, AZ 85739

  ​​​A Place to Heal 
Do you feel broken? Do your intimate relationships seem to be falling apart? Welcome to a healing place. Help is available here for individuals wanting to heal from depression, anxiety, anger issues, low self-esteem, and the effects of ineffective communication. There is new hope for couples and families who need to re-establish an emotional connection or work through longstanding issues. I specialize in Anger Management, Couples Therapy, Alleviating Depression/Anxiety, and Christian Counseling.
   I utilize evidence-based approaches to therapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, to provide favorable treatment outcomes. I help people establish emotional and spiritual wholeness.
Announcing...The NW Anger Management group!
I'm excited to announce a new CoEd Anger Management group in far NW Tucson. Cheaper than individual therapy, this therapeutic group will teach you to use the energy of anger productively. You don't have to fear the devastation that out-of-control anger brings. Anger management helps significantly improve your relationships with workmates, family and friends. Most importantly, start feeling better about yourself! Learn to control your anger; don't let it control you. Sign up today. The new group begins September 14 at 5:30 pm! Cost is $40 per session.
​Contact Matt Merrick @ 520-248-1744 for an appointment. 

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow" 
—Helen Keller

God who said, "Light shall shine in the darkness" ... has shone in our hearts
—2 Corinthians 4:6

I can help you rediscover the light in your life as I partner with you.
While I employ an integrative approach to therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is my primary method of helping people. CBT is based on the assumption that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things like people, situations, and events.
CBT aims to help the client to uncover and alter distortions of thought or perception in order to change their behavior and emotional state. CBT is demonstrated to be effective with depression, generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder, and other conditions.
Research studies indicate that CBT is effective.
CBT is a good choice for people with the following abilities and interests:
  • the capacity to examine one's own mental and emotional processes
  • preference for a short-term, directive treatment
  • willingness to make ongoing efforts at self-analysis and at practicing coping
​     skills during and beyond treatment
Upon request, I can give CBT a Christian emphasis. Just ask.
How I Can Help
  1. Relationship Issues
    Want to improve an already-solid relationship or repair a relationship that’s breaking? I can help. Couples and family counseling. Fellow church members. Other significant relationships. Call me.
  2. Premarital Guidance
    An ounce of prevention... Start your married life on a good footing. Identify areas of strength and potential areas for growth. Build communication skills and really get to know the person you will spend your life with.
  3. Grief and Loss
    Experiencing grief through death, divorce, the loss of a job, or the loss of a dream? Grief is unique to each person. I can help you work through your loss and help you find significance and meaning again.
  4. Parenting Dilemmas
    Parenting is challenging and children don't come with step- by-step instructions. I have the experience and knowledge to help you overcome the difficulties you are having parenting your child. No guilt trip, just help.
  5. Spiritual Issues
    Spiritual questions touch not just our understanding of God but issues of sin, grace, forgiveness, community and belonging. My many years as a minister prepare me to help you discover spiritual fulfillment.
  6. Other Issues
    I can help in other areas, too. Anger or rage. Low self-esteem. Depression/anxiety. Separation or divorce. Help is a phone call or email away, Phone 520-248-1744. Email