Karl Merritt

Registered Psychologist
M.A. Counselling Psychology
B.S.W. Social Work
B.Th. Theology

B.A. Biblical Studies

Karl believes that good counselling helps individuals, couples and families move from a sense of feeling stuck and having limited choice to feeling free to create their own preferred new ways of relating to self and others.  Clients find Karl to be knowledgeable and well equipped to support their counselling needs.

Karl has a diverse educational background that includes studies in psychology, social work, and philosophy/theology. This variety of knowledge helps Karl to help clients to explore their situations from multiple perspectives and gain additional resources and hope.

Karl not only works with adults, but also with children and teens.  Prior to practicing at Sojourn Wellness, Karl worked for Alberta Health Services and CASA as a mental health therapist for infants, children and adolescents.  He also has worked as a family therapist and school social worker. Karl continues to do some contract work with CASA.

Karl is married and has two children.  He enjoys rock climbing and yoga, and is striving to move beyond tolerating running.

Therapeutic Approach: 

  • Emotionally-focused therapy

  • Attachment and Circle of Security

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy

  • Narrative therapy

  • Mindfulness

  • Solution-focused therapy

  • Interpersonal therapy

  • Family systems

Potential Therapy Concerns:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Communication

  • Stress Management

  • Relationship Problems

  • Issues with Sex and Sexuality

  • Addictions

  • Anger and Behavioural Management

  • Grief and Loss

  • Trauma and Abuse

  • Parenting

  • Difficult Teen Issues

  • ADHD and Learning Disorders

  • Family of Origin Issues

  • Personal Growth and Wellness

Providing care for: Teen, Men, Women, Couples, Children (including infants and preschoolers), and Families.

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. - Carl Rogers