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 & Connect
Do you feel broken? Does your relationship with your partner seem to be falling apart? You've come to a healing place.  My passion is helping couples clarify t he kind of life they want to build together and to explore with them the kind of partners they aspire to be to build the life and relationship they truly want. I can help you build the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve these tasks.

I also enjoy helping  individuals who want to heal from depression, anxiety, anger issues, low self-esteem, and the effects of ineffective communication. My specialties include: 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. I offer convenient, after-work hours to meet your scheduling needs, so call me. Use your Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account to pay for services!
Be Part of the L.I.F.T. Anger Management group!
—A Life in Focus Therapy Group
Welcome to a new CoEd Anger Management group in NW Tucson. Cheaper than individual therapy, this group will teach you to use the energy of anger productively. You don't have to fear the devastation 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; phone 520-248-1744. The group meets every Thursday at 6:30 pm! If a group is not for you, I do individual anger management work also.

​Contact Matt Merrick @ 520-248-1744 for an appointment. 

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

​​"Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen.
 Keep always in the sunlight."
—Benjamin Franklin

"God who said, 'Light shall shine out of 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 [email protected]