Sonja Merz, MA, LMFT

Sonja Merz, MA, LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - LF 60070301
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Office 1
13027 NE 70th Pl.
Kirkland, Washington 98033 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Aetna
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • LifeWise
  • Optum Health
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • UniCare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network

Fees: $120 per 50 min session

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I specialize working with couples, individuals and families. I support each individual's life style choices and will help you achieve your chosen goals. When there is full understanding of a problem, yet find the same cycle recreated, I will help you successfully break out of the emotional cycles that are difficult to alter. I offer a safe place to explore concerns about relationships, parenting, marriage, transition, occupation, separation, depression, stress, trauma, and anxiety.

Email or Call Sonja Merz, MA, LMFT at 206-999-3771

More Info About My Practice

My fees is $120 for a 45-50 minutes session. I accept many insurance policies. Please check with your insurance company to inquire what costs are covered. For more information please visit my website.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Theoretical Influence that guide my work are;
Interpersonal Neurobiology, which examines the complexities and limits of inner experience, what needs to happen for successful change to occur, and why we get stuck unable to change. It's understanding how our brain works, which create our inner experience and also challenges altering relationship and emotional struggles.
Emotionally Focus Therapy, effectively breaks out of situations we keep recreating which prevent us from achieving personal goals, whether personally or within a relationship.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Neuropsychology
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Self Psychology
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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