Merissa Mathews, LCSW


About Me

As a Psychotherapist, I am passionate about supporting my clients in finding their path, removing the things that don’t serve them, and finding the things that empower them. I am understanding, compassionate, and respectful to my clients’ individual experiences. I work with all ages and help guide my clients in building a strong foundation for a new way to experience, engage, and see life.

Education & Experience

I bring to my practice extensive experience as a clinical trauma therapist, EMDR clinician, and addiction treatment. I received my BA in Psychology from CSUSM and my Masters in Social Work from USC. I am a certified EMDR therapist and use an attachment based approach.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+


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