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“We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing. Consequences give us the pain that motivates us to change.” ― Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
Since 2016 Max has counseled in both a school-based setting and in an agency setting where he worked with clients from ages 5 to 75. Since joining the Summit in 2019, Max has also had the honor of working with many Asian-American clients and once worked as a youth pastor for a Korean church in Huntsville, Alabama. He has helped clients address many concerns related, but not limited to ADHD, anxiety, depression, suicide, anger management, addiction, divorce care, pre-marital, marital and relationship counseling, trauma, bullying, self-esteem, and career counseling. Max counsels largely from a Cognitive Behavioral and Person-centered Therapy orientation and has also studied Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Max’s motto when it comes to working with children and adolescents is “kids are people, too”. Max believes that children and adolescents have unique perspectives and experiences that should not be discounted or brushed aside simply because they are young. Max believes it is important to be able to enter their world, to show genuine interest in their ideas, hopes and dreams, just as he would an adult client.
In his down time Max likes to read, exercise, attend concerts, spend time with family, volunteer at his church, and play his acoustic and bass guitar.
Max Merritt is under the supervision of Alice Hoag, EdD.