McMinnville, OR Counseling

Merkle Counseling Associates (MCA)

Congratulations on taking this action step to resolve a challenge in your life, be it a situation or a relationship, or distressing emotions at home or at work. Resolve, healing, and change is about “doing it” different than how you have known “up until now”. Behaviors are an attempt to get one’s needs met based on results of behaviors that work or not. I will coach you in discovering ways to communicate, solve problems, and respond in a way that will serve you better to create the life you want. By applying complementary therapy approaches, I can assist you in examining the “pieces” that no longer work such as old habits, defeating self-talk, false beliefs, limited perceptions, thinking errors, distressing emotions, inhibited responses, or over reactions. Key “missing pieces” become recognizable and obstacles become more apparent. Together, we will explore options to choose that which will align you with your best self. Although past events and situations cannot be undone, the pain experience of it can be changed. Using cutting edge therapy techniques, I can help you release and repair the “pieces” in a way that is grounding and more comfortable. Utilizing your strengths as the “corner pieces” to build from, I can guide you through challenges or a new direction. I will support you in creating what you want in life, in achieving your goals, now!

We provide a discrete, highly personalized approach of service that is tailored to each person’s goal for change

We Serve:
  • Children as young as 5 years of age
  • Adolescents
  • Adults up through their golden years
  • Families, including parent / child and sibling pairs
  • Couples including pre-marital and pre and post-divorce

We work with a vast range of emotional, situational and behavioral issues.

Treatment Specializations Include:

  • Addictions
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety and fears
  • Bi-polar disorder
  • Chronic pain or illness
  • Death and dying
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug abuse (illicit or prescription)
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Employee Assistance
  • End of life
  • Impulse control
  • Learning Disability
  • Loss and grief
  • Obesity
  • Oppositional deviant
  • Pain control
  • Parenting
  • Personal Growth
  • Post Traumaticv (PTSD) Recovery
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Self harm, self abuse
  • Self sabotage
  • Substance abuse
  • Stress management
  • Thinking errors
  • Trauma
  • Veterans
  • Weight loss
  • Work stress
  • We have decades of experience to draw upon in matching the best complementary approaches to assist you in your goals for change.

Services Fees range from $80.00 to $150.00 per hour. Payment can be made in cash, check or major credit card at the time of service. Rates are determined according to the factors of time (fees are calibrated for the hour in 15 minute segments)

  • Prepaid contract (most economical)
  • Insurance (many services may be covered in full or partially by health insurance or an employee benefit plan)
  • We will file insurance paperwork on your behalf as courtesy. However, the deductible and co pay are requested at the time of service (invoice statements)
  • Payment discounts (cash only) type of service

For specific service rates, additional information, or questions, contact MCA D.


Our capable staff consists of Jerilee Merkle, LCSW, Board Certified Diplomate, Seth H. Jackson, MD Medical Director, Deanna Jago, CADCII MAC SAP, Melissa Milligan, LMT, and Mona Loner, Equine certified.

Contact Merkle Counseling Associates (MCA) today at 503-472-9797.

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Contact Information


Merkle Counseling Associates (MCA) 720 N. 3rd St., McMinnville, OR
Merkle Counseling Associates (MCA)
720 N. 3rd St.,
McMinnville, OR

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