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Brian Merrick

Outpatient Mental Health Professional




Year Joined: 2021
Years of Experience: 18

University of Minnesota-Duluth - BA

University of Northern Iowa - MA

Areas of Experience
  • Addictions
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • College & Student Issues
  • Depression
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • OCD
  • Panic Disorder
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Identity
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Technology Addiction
  • Work Issues

More About Brian Merrick

Clinical Interests:

I work with adults with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, anger, substance abuse, trauma, ADHD, self-esteem, stress reduction and co-occurring issues.

Clinical Approach:

I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and strength-based therapy. I enjoy positive psychology and prefer to focus on solutions, strengths, and assets. I feel it is important to view each person from their unique cultural experience with a nonjudgmental stance. I believe in the biopsychosocial model and understand health and functioning as being systemic in nature.


I enjoy fishing, theatre, movies, nature and spending time with family and friends.

Clinic Contact Info

Apple Valley Clinic

7300 West 147th Street, Suite 600
Apple Valley, MN 55124

(952) 997-3020