Meet The Team

MEET THE TEAM

Mettarel Associates, PS provides therapy and training services.  We employ educated, skillful, kind, enthusiastic humans who care about improving peoples' lives and the community around them.  Please read more about the individuals at Mettarel below (scroll):

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Aidan Merris, LMFTA 

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Aidan IS accepting new clients at this time.

Aidan is passionate about working with couples who feel stuck in their repetitive cycle and are struggling to feel heard by expressing their feelings directly and clearly in order to feel empowered.

 

Aidan's therapeutic style is primarily rooted in CBT and EFT approaches, which help clients explore beliefs and unhelpful patterns of thinking, while also involving exploring emotion as it arises. 

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

Aidan is providing therapy in-person as well as by telehealth.

Aidan is an employee of Mettarel

Aidan's Supervisor is Mindy McGovern

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Sydney Blaine, LMFTA 

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Sydney IS accepting new clients at this time.

As a therapist, Sydney draws not only on her education, but also on her life experience.  Her background as a social worker nurtured her interest in helping others.  She expands that support, care, and understanding as a marriage and family therapist!

Sydney is providing therapy in-person as well as by telehealth.

Sydney is an employee of Mettarel

Sydney's supervisor is Mindy McGovern

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Jonathan Aderhold, LMHCA

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Jonathan IS accepting new clients at this time.

Jonathan understands the importance of feeling heard in a relationship, and helps couples learn to share openly while avoiding the pitfalls of criticism and defensiveness. Jonathan's approach applies techniques and draws from the research developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman and is heavily influenced by the EFT model created by Dr. Sue Johnson. Jonathan is also experienced in helping individuals with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, religious trauma, and faith transitions.

“I'm passionate about helping people find their voice, and learning to feel free to be their authentic selves.”

Jonathan is providing therapy via telehealth only.

Jonathan is an employee of Mettarel

 

Jonathan's supervisor is Anna Goeke

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Mindy McGovern, LMFT, CST

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Mindy IS NOT accepting new clients at this time.

Mindy helps couples get underneath cycles of criticism, stonewalling, and distress so that they can find intimacy and connection and a way forward. Her work is attachment trauma informed, and it is influenced by the work of Sue Johnson (EFT), John and Julie Gottman, Dick Schwartz (IFS), Terry Real (RLI), and Diana Fosha (AEDP).  She invites couples working through sexual dysfunction to seek her services.  She also specializes in working with blended families, parenting conflicts, individuals, anxiety, depression, relationship issues and trauma.

"I believe in creating a non-judgmental, safe place for clients to share and grow. I welcome clients of all sexual orientations and gender identities."

Mindy is an employee of Mettarel

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Anna Goeke, MA, LMFT, CGT
"Clinical Director"
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Anna IS NOT accepting new clients at this time.

Anna is the founder and clinical director at Mettarel Associates, PS.  As a Certified Gottman Therapist and Certified Gottman Educator with extensive training in and passion for Emotionally Focused Therapy Anna works with couples, families, and therapists to improve the world. 

 

Anna is also passionate about leading the Hold Me Tight ® workshop, and supervising therapists for WA State Licensure as an AAMFT Approved Supervisor.

 

"I feel honored to be a therapist and to have the privilege of helping people improve their relationships with themselves and each other."

Anna is founder and owner of Mettarel

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Katie Sawicki

"Behind the Scenes Magic"

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Katie provides office management and organizational assistance to make the whole experience better for employees, clients, and everyone involved.

Katie is an employee of Mattarel

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AKA "Capi"

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Capi is a member of the therapy team. Capi was born in May of 2013 and has been an active part of the therapy process since late June of 2013.  Sometimes her involvement is limited to looking cute while she's sleeping, sometimes cuddling with clients, and sometimes playing with toes.  

 

Capi loves to meet new people, but if you prefer, she is equally at home out of sight in her 'den'.

Capi works with Anna Goeke