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Aidan Merris, LMFTA

As of 3/15/2024 Aidan Merris is no longer practicing at Mettarel.  Please click here to see other therapists at Mettarel with openings

In my work as a therapist, I pull not only from my training and education, but also from my previous life experiences.  As a couples and family therapist, the topics I address in my work include:

  • Men's issues

  • Gender & sexual identity

  • Relationships

  • Attachment

  • ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Boundaries

  • Grief & loss


Navigating life and relationships can be a difficult process that requires guidance and support. My first and foremost goal is to create a safe, empathetic, and warm space to help explore whatever issues brought you here. It is my hope as your therapist to offer guidance and support to help you find ways to nurture your relationship with yourself, as well as with others. It is my passion to empower others to extend the same love and empathy they would towards others onto themselves. We all need reminders that our needs are just as important as others, and it is my goal to support you in that practice.


My approach emphasizes working with emotions as they arise in the present by utilizing our somatic experiences to get in touch with our nervous system, as well as emphasizing our feelings and experiences as “parts” of us that make us whole. My therapeutic style is informed by Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. I believe in taking small steps and walking before running. I offer a compassionate, warm, direct, and curious approach, and always gently encourage my clients to show up as their most authentic selves.


When I am not seeing clients, I find joy in writing music with my bandmates, running, spending time with friends and family, cooking, reading, ceramics, and listening to podcasts.


If you feel that I may be the right fit, schedule with me today. I look forward to witnessing your growth!

Aidan's Fee is $155 / 50 minute session


Licenses, Certifications and Professional Memberships:

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate - MG61203358 - State of Washington DOH

AAMFT - Student Member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists



University of Puget Sound, BA in Psychology, Interdisciplinary Emphasis in Neuroscience

Seattle University, MA in Couple and Family Therapy

Specialty Trainings:

  • Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

  • Gender & Sexual Identity Exploration Workshop with Sar Surmick, MA, LMFT

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy - Bridging the Couple Chasm

Aidan Merris
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