Dre Merkey (They/Them/She/Her)

Accepting Clients

I am a queer, HSP, Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counsellor in the Sacramento community.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA
Supervised by Alexandra Garton, LMFT

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

I have worked with a wide variety of folks with different experiences and intersectional identities, and have found that no matter the person we all want to feel seen, valued, and loved. You are not alone in feeling overwhelmed by what has happened or is currently happening. Life tends to throw us experiences that can cause us to freeze, fight back, separate ourselves, or let go of our control. I can provide insight, guidance, and tools to help you navigate through life and regain your power.

My Background and Approach

In my work, I draw from narrative therapy, queer and feminist theory, compassion based practices and psychodynamic. As your therapist, you can expect a human who is deeply interested in getting to know you and will compassionately hold space for whatever you may bring. I am here to remind you that you are and always have been more than what keeps you stuck. The moment we are born, we are crafted with an inner gem that reflects our inherent worth. As we journey through life, we internalize stories told to us by society and the people surrounding us, and those stories, like dirt, can obscure our inner gem. The layers of dirt cloud our ability to connect to our inherent worth, which can make us feel lost. Understandably, we start to form a sense of self, relationships, careers, and more around these distorted messages. My role as a therapist is to listen deeply and hold space for you to uncover your gem. It's my hope that you will have developed tools to continue to do the work.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I think that it's important to get an idea of who would be sharing space with you. I have a beautiful and ever so obnoxious cat named Chuck, she is such a light in my life! I do my best to stay connected to community organizations that speak to me (Decarcerate Sacramento, Greenpeace, non-profit with support unhoused folks). I live under the assumption that we are all born into this world as gems, but of vision of that gem gets clouded as the expectations, and societal realities sink in. No matter who enters the room, I will show up authentically and as a guide through your honorable journey.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: Less than a year
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $115/session


9162090948 Email Dre
1614 X st
Sacramento, CA 95818
2131 Capitol Ave Ste. 206
Sacramento, CA 95818

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