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Stacey Merrell, LMFT


I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and founder of Rancho Cucamonga Therapist.  


We are proud to provide these services in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

Born and raised in Rancho Cucamonga, I am honored to give back to the community that is so near and dear to my heart.  I graduated at the top of my class from Alta Loma High School. Directly after High School, I continued to stay local, and completed my Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies with a Minor in Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino.  I knew from a very young age that I was a "helper", and needed to use my passion to serve those in need.  I continued to pursue an advanced degree at Pepperdine University with aspirations to become a therapist.  I graduated with High Honors in 2004 with a Master's of Art in Clinical Psychology Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.  As a married woman, and a working mother, I have learned to balance parenthood and a fulfilling career.    

Among my areas of expertise are treatment of depression and anxiety, couples counseling.  I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy techniques.  I have completed Level 1 & 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Counseling.


In addition, I have recently completed 60 hours of EMDR training and am working towards becoming a Certified EMDR clinician.  
In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, I also provide solution-focused, brief therapy, to help clients manage stress, and balance work and home life.

I also enjoy providing Clinical Supervision to Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Clinical Social Workers since 2010.

I am a compassionate, direct and interactive therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address their treatment goals.  I offer a highly personalized approach, tailored to each client's specific and unique needs. I work with each individual to help them identify and build upon their strengths.  I believe that the person is not the problem, the problem is the problem.  I collaborate with my client's and help them step away from problem saturated and oppressive stories, to discovering and/or creating new untold stories which include preferred accounts of their lives, hopes, values, dreams and relationships.  

If you are ready to change the effects problems are having on your life, your journey to self-empowerment and freedom is just a phone call away!  

Contact me directly at 909.281.1557 x1 or 


  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists


  • EMDR Professional Training

  • Psi Chi Honor Society

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society




  • Level 1 & 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Counseling

  • EMDR Basic Training

  • Clinical Supervision

  • Exposure Response Prevention

  • Mindfulness

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

  • Mood disorders

  • Anxiety disorders







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