“I help individuals and families realize their potential and learn how to have a successful life with their challenges. I teach people how to identify their anxiety and come up with ways to face their fears. My approach is open, compassionate and supportive.”
-Deborah Mertlich

What I offer:

I provide evidence-based counseling and therapy to individuals and families who are dealing with stress and worry related to daily challenges. My goal is to help people understand their worries and fears and get to a place where they can function in a healthy way. Through education and skill building I help people identify how they can be successful in their lives. I offer a supportive approach and am committed to helping individuals and families feel better.



Years in practice: 10
School: Washington University, St. Louis
Year graduated: 2000
License number and state: Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon #3405
Licensed Independent Clinical social worker in Washington #00007518

How can I help you?

I help people who are interested in overcoming the obstacles that get in their way of being who they want to be. The counseling I provide gives people the opportunity to challenge their ideas and come up with new ways of looking at things. It is a powerful way to change the direction of their lives and learn to deal with stress, worry and difficult transitions. Learn more about my one-on-one, group, or family counseling services by calling (971) 252-1545 or use the safe and secure contact form for a complimentary consultation.

Directions from Tualatin

If you’re traveling from downtown Tualatin, head north on SW Boones Ferry Rd. Continue onto SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, which will turn into Carman Dr. At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Carman Dr. Turn right on Kruse Way, eventually arriving at 4550 Kruse Way #225, Lake Oswego OR 97035.