Lindsey Merritt, M.A. (she/her) is a mental health practitioner and Doctoral Psychology Intern from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota who is practicing under the supervision of Rita Sandidge, Ph.D., LP.
Lindsey has previously worked with clients experiencing complex trauma, dissociative disorders, domestic abuse, human trafficking victims, hoarding disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression, and co-occurring mental health and substance-use disorders.
Lindsey believes it is important to meet people where they are in their healing journey and empower people to stand in their dignity and act in a way that honors their values. She practices from a multiculturally feminist theoretical perspective that is relationally oriented. She finds it imperative to consider intersecting identities and power imbalances to better understand how people experience the world and what they are up against. As an Adaptive Internal Relational (AIR) certified provider, she practices from a framework that integrates developmental neurology into the treatment of complex mental health presentations. She also welcomes all types of people to her practice and has emphasized a focus on working with those from historically marginalized and intentionally exploited communities (e.g. LGBTQIA, BIPOC, women, people with chronic illnesses and disabilities, etc.). She believes healing is possible when people are seen and believed, and their lived experiences are valued and validated. She strives to help people learn more about their most resourced selves and who they were truly meant to be in the world.
Education & Professional Activities
Lindsey is presently enrolled at Saint Mary’s University of MN seeking a PsyD. She also received her MA from Saint Mary’s University of MN. Unversity of Saint Thomas (B.A. Psychology), and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (B.S. in Marketing Communications; Minor in Spanish). Her professional association memberships include: PSI CHI International Honor Society in Psychology, Association for Women in Psychology, the Minnesota Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Association (Division 35 – Society for the Psychology of Women; Division 56 – Trauma Psychology)