Our Staff

Matt Merrick, MSC, NCC, LPC

Primary Therapist

As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Matt has strong  compassion and empathy for individuals struggling with mental illness and relationship problems. He enjoys helping people find and utilize their own internal  strengths to live their best lives. Matt’s approach to therapy is primarily cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and he  utilizes several modalities, including individual, couples and group counseling.

Matt has experience in a variety of roles and  treatment settings. Matt previously served as counselor at a private outpatient counseling agency, providing interventions in domestic violence, anger management, life skills, substance abuse, general mental health disorders, individual, and couples therapy. He also has worked in  a Level 1 psychiatric unit  providing professional case management services to psychiatric patients on a 48-bed unit. In that setting, he was an integral part of a treatment team comprised of psychiatrists, case managers, pharmacists, therapists, and utility review professionals. He is a graduate of Walden University with a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. Currently, in addition to working at Sierra Tucson as a primary counselor, Matt maintains a small private practice that provides general mental health counseling and couples therapy to members of the community. He enjoys the growth opportunity of working with other Sierra Tucson clinicians, staff, and psychiatrists in a collaborative setting to achieve successful treatment outcomes.

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The time spent at Sierra Tucson was the true beginning of my journey. Not only did I overcome my addictions, but I began to focus on the root causes that created my compulsions. I understand myself so much better now.

– Anonymous Client
We Work With
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • + Many More
Marks of Quality Care
These accreditations are an official recognition of our dedication to providing treatment that exceeds the standards and best practices of quality care.
  • Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)
  • GeneSight
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS)
  • Neurostar