Counseling Services

Dayspring Ranch offers various forms of traditional and non-traditional counseling therapy.


Couples counseling is offered at Dayspring Ranch

Traditional Counseling

Services include couples therapy, adolescent therapy, child therapy, family therapy, and individual therapy. Our model is relational and based upon industry standard models such as Depth Psychology, Cognitive Therapy, Solutions-Oriented Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR, and Equine Assisted Therapy.

Our equine specialist, Jennifer Merrick, with one of our horses

Equine Assisted Therapy

Dayspring offers solutions-oriented therapy using horses to assist in the the healing journey. Our EAGALA certified Equine Specialist, licensed Marriage Family Therapist, 4 Standard-Bred Horses, and 2 mini-horses work with clients from our 150 x 90 foot outdoor arena.


EMDR is a researched based therapy designed to help people move through trauma and find resolution. Hence a better name might be “trauma processing therapy”.  If you are experiencing invasive memories and/or anxiety that might stem from prior trauma then EMDR may be helpful to you.  Contact us for a consultation.

Contact Us for a Consultation or Appointment

How to Begin

  1. Contact us via or 541-839-2220
  2. Our team will respond and work with you to find a date and time for consultation
  3. A consultation is typically 15-20 minutes. It's a space where you briefly describe your therapuetic needs and we present the options we have available.
  4. After that meeting there is no obligation.
  5. If we agree to enter a counseling relationship then you counselor will contact you to schedule a time.

Hours of Operation

Services are offered 9am to 6pm Monday through Friday.


Mark Merrick is in network for Blue Shield / Blue Cross and Triwest.  Other insurers may not be supported. 


You may send faxes to 541-378-6880.

If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency please call 911.

Mark Merrick is licensed Marriage Family Therapist in the states of Oregon (T1064) and California (LMFT80920).

Marcy Smaha is a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate in Oregon.

Jennifer Merrick is a ordained minister and Pastoral Counselor.