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Karl Merritt

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Karl Merritt

M.A., B.A., B.S.W., Registered Psychologist 
Counselling, Assessments & Supervision

Hello, I am Karl, a Registered Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists. My practice is focused on helping people whether in individual, couples, or family therapy to meet their goals by using evidence-based treatment, which involves the integration of research evidence, clinical skill, and client values and preferences.  I use a lot of humour, tend to be direct with guidance and support, and strive to be authentic in session.  I will not just sit and nod at you.

“Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom.” – William George Jordan

Counselling & Assessments for Children, Adults, Couples & Families

I have been a Psychologist for over 10 years in a variety of settings, including schools, community mental health clinics, private practice, and tertiary day treatment programs.  My areas of interest include anxiety, depression, trauma, neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., ADHD and Learning Disorders), behaviour concerns in children, parenting support, and relationship difficulties (e.g., premarital, sexuality, connection). I also provide psychological assessments (e.g., psychoeducational assessments, ADHD assessments, mental health diagnostic assessments). 

I have training in a variety of approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour TherapyEMDR, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy.

Supervision & Leadership

In addition to my clinical work, I provide training and supervision for doctoral students, psychiatry residents, and Provisional Psychologists.  I am an adjunct professor at the University of Alberta with both the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Educational Psychology.  I currently also work with Edmonton Public Schools.

a bit about me

When not working, I enjoy time with my two children and less so trying to keep fit with climbing, yoga, and the rare run.

areas of specialty

Attachment Issues
Behavioural Issues (Oppositional or Defiant)
Child & Teen Counselling
Coping Skills

Couples Counselling
Emotion Regulation
Family Counselling
Learning Disorders
Life Transitions
Pre-Marital Counselling
Relationship Conflict

School Issues
Self-Esteem & Confidence
Self-Harm & Suicidal Ideation
Sleep Issues
Stress Management
Trauma, Abuse & PTSD
Work / Life Balance



Master of Arts in Counselling
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Social Work


College of Alberta Psychologists
Psychologists’ Association of Alberta

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