Online Counseling, Oregon & Washington

"We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize"-Thich That Hanh

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NW Anxiety Solutions (NWAS) offers clinicians a positive work life balance and provides them with the framework to develop their skills and craft. We know therapists want to be independent and select their ideal clients and schedules.  We offer clinicians the opportunity to provide therapy to these “ideal” clients and create a flexible schedule to meet their needs. We’ve spent time (and money) researching marketing strategies, looking at privacy policies, client consent forms, HIPAA compliance, cyber security, and workflow to ensure our agency runs smoothly. We have partnered with an amazing SEO company, website development team and billing agency; so that our therapists can concentrate on helping their clients. 

NWAS works closely with our clinicians to enhance their connections with clients through social media, website marketing and working with the largest insurance providers to help fill our practice. Clinicians have the opportunity to participate in podcasts, blogs, and videos to build visibility and share their specialties. You bring a wealth of information and experience and we want clients to realize this fact. Our success is directly linked to your ability to assist the clients you can positively impact…we set you up to be successful. 

What we provide the Following Administrative Support:

  • Billing
  • G-suite google Drive and secure company email
  • HIPAA Secure EHR
  • HIPAA Secure Client Portal
  • HIPAA Secure Video Platform
  • Website with Profile
  • Credit Card Processing System
  • Initial Telehealth Consent Packet
  • Direct Referrals (insurance and website based)
  • Resource Library with forms and documentation structure and treatment plans
  • Tiered Mentoring in specific anxiety related disorders
  • Self-Scheduling Calendar and flexibility to set own schedule
  • Insurance credentialed under Group practice
  • Monthly case share to build connections

Our mission in creating an online group practice is to grow awareness and treatment for anxiety disorders and anxiety related issues. Our Founder, Deborah Mertlich, LCSW has spent 18 years working in private practice helping clients with anxiety disorders.  Her specialties include OCD, Pediatric OCD, Selective Mutism, Panic Disorder, and Health anxiety. She offers mentoring and collaborating to help NW Anxiety Solutions work as a team. She also believes strongly that this collaborative approach helps both the Therapist and the Client be successful.

During these last few years of helping clients navigate Covid 19 via teletherapy has demonstrated to Ms. Mertlich just how successful Teletherapy can be. Interacting with the client in a comfortable atmosphere has had a profound effect on her outlook on therapy. Teletherapy is the present, and the future for assisting anxiety related patience, with the therapy they want and need, and Northwest Anxiety Solutions wants you to be an integral component in its growth and success.

Lastly, We value diversity. It is important to us to maintain a diverse team of licensed professionals with a wide range of clinical experiences, as well as, personal attributes that are a good fit for our company culture.  We provide a collaborative environment where clinicians can feel open to asking questions, getting direction and feedback. This will help them to grow their skills and enhance their therapeutic approaches. One of the lessons that Ms. Mertlich has learned being a solo practitioner, is the benefit of a group practice inclusiveness. The therapist that can share ideas, treatments plans and struggles with their peers will be better at their craft. Joining Northwest Anxiety Solutions won’t just keep your schedule full, it will provide you with the skills to change lives.