Who We Are – Online Therapy

ONLINE THERAPY & COUNSELING

You are at the heart of
everything we do.

WellQor is the nation’s leader in online therapy for mature adults.

ONLINE THERAPY & COUNSELING

You are at the heart of
everything we do.

WellQor is the nation’s leader in online therapy for mature adults

NATIONAL LEADER IN ONLINE THERAPY

Special support for the challenges of mature adults.

WellQor was founded to serve the counseling needs of mature adults. Through our personalized care and collaborative approach, WellQor therapists help their clients love themselves and live their best lives. 

Whether it’s depression, family conflict, increased anxiety, empty-nesting, recent divorce, or the death of a loved one, our online therapists are specifically trained in, and sympathetic to, the issues faced by mature adults.

While there are many online therapists, we put our long-term personal relationships with clients at the heart of everything we do so each person feels the esteem and confidence that comes from feeling consistently loved, supported, and valued. Whether you need us today or again in two years, WellQor will be here ready to pick back up and help you through your challenge so that you can continue to love you more.

NATIONAL LEADER IN ONLINE THERAPY

Special support for the challenges of mature adults.

WellQor was founded to serve the counseling needs of mature adults. Through our personalized care and collaborative approach, WellQor therapists help their clients love themselves and live their best lives. 

Whether it’s depression, family conflict, increased anxiety, empty-nesting, recent divorce, or the death of a loved one, our online therapists are specifically trained in, and sympathetic to, the issues faced by mature adults.

While there are many online therapists, we put our long-term personal relationships with clients at the heart of everything we do so each person feels the esteem and confidence that comes from feeling consistently loved, supported, and valued. Whether you need us today or again in two years, WellQor will be here ready to pick back up and help you through your challenge so that you can continue to love you more.

Clinical Leadership

Unlike other online therapy options that are just directories or technology platforms, WellQor is an actual psychology practice led by a team of experienced Clinical Directors who are directly involved in the care of each patient.  Our collaborative and multidisciplinary approach ensures that each patient achieves the best possible outcomes. 

Dr. David Giella, PsyD

Dr. Giella, PsyD.  is a clinical psychologist with nearly two decades of clinical and management experience…

Dr. Susan Lloyd Merrick, PsyD

Dr. Merrick is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with nearly two decades of experience treating diverse populations and managing clinical staff…

Dr. Sehrish Tariq. PsyD

Dr. Sehrish Tariq is a Clinical Psychologist with a diverse set of clinical specialities…

Dr. Amanda Smith, PsyD

Dr. Smith is a clinical psychologist with 15 years of experience working with specialized populations…

Linnea Fuchs, LMFT

Linnea Fuchs, MS, LMFT has spent the last 25 years serving adolescents and their families in various mental health settings…

Dr. Sarah Erickson, PsyD

Dr. Sarah Erickson, PsyD, has worked in clinical behavioral health settings for over twenty years…

Clinical Leadership

Unlike other online therapy options that are just directories or technology platforms, WellQor is an actual psychology practice led by a team of experienced Clinical Directors who are directly involved in the care of each patient.  Our collaborative and multidisciplinary approach ensures that each patient achieves the best possible outcomes. 

Dr. David Giella,PsyD

Dr. Giella, PsyD.  is a clinical psychologist with nearly two decades of clinical and management experience…

Dr. Susan Lloyd Merrick, PsyD

Dr. Merrick is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with nearly two decades of experience treating diverse populations and managing clinical staff…

Dr. Sehrish Tariq, PsyD

Dr. Sehrish Tariq is a Clinical Psychologist with a diverse set of clinical specialities…

Dr. Amanda Smith, PsyD

Dr. Smith is a clinical psychologist with 15 years of experience working with specialized populations…

Linnea Fuchs, LMFT

Linnea Fuchs, MS, LMFT has spent the last 25 years serving adolescents and their families in various mental health settings…

Dr. Sarah Erickson, PsyD

Dr. Sarah Erickson, PsyD, has worked in clinical behavioral health settings for over twenty years…

PRIVATE, HIGH-QUALITY ONLINE THERAPY

WellQor's innovative and comprehensive approach to care.

WellQor is a new model in care – marrying the best of traditional and innovative options. Our patients benefit from high-quality, data-informed care in an easy-to-connect format. The five tenets of the WellQor experience are: 

  • Patient liaison: Your advocate who makes the process easy, matches you with a therapist you love, and checks in to make sure you are always happy with our service. 
  • Multidisciplinary treatment team: Your best-match licensed therapist helps you find practical strategies to help improve day-to-day life, and a clinical director who reviews the case file and data to ensure the most effective treatment plan is in place. 
  • Scientifically proven evidence-based practices: cognitive behavioral therapy help you achieve measurable positive outcomes over the course of a treatment cycle.
  • WellQor Emotional Vitals™: A set of individualized, objective measures are used to assess emotional health and measure progress against goals.
  • Empowering easy-to-use technology: The WellQor platform empowers you with comfortable, confidential multichannel communications that reduce stress and allow you to meet with a therapist anytime from anywhere.

PRIVATE, HIGH-QUALITY ONLINE THERAPY

WellQor's innovative and comprehensive approach to care.

WellQor is a new model in care – marrying the best of traditional and innovative options. Our patients benefit from high-quality, data-informed care in an easy-to-connect format. The five tenets of the WellQor experience are: 

  • Patient liaison: Your advocate who makes the process easy, matches you with a therapist you love, and checks in to make sure you are always happy with our service. 
  • Multidisciplinary treatment team: Your best-match licensed therapist helps you find practical strategies to help improve day-to-day life, and a clinical director that reviews the case file and data to ensure the most effective treatment plan is in place. 
  • Scientifically proven evidence-based practices: cognitive behavioral therapy help you achieve measurable positive outcomes over the course of a treatment cycle.
  • WellQor Emotional Vitals™: A set of individualized, objective measures are used to assess emotional health and measure progress against goals.
  • Empowering easy-to-use technology: The WellQor platform empowers you with comfortable, confidential multichannel communications that reduce stress and allow you to meet with a therapist anytime from anywhere.

Getting Help From a Therapist

WellQor makes it AFFORDABLE, and it's EASY

Covered by Insurance & Medicare

with minimal out-of-pocket costs.

No Referral Needed

Our patient liaisons do all the work to get you started.

Large network of licensed counselors,

TOGETHER we’ll find the right one for you. Need to switch providers? No problem!

WellQor services are covered by most insurance plans with minimal out-of-pocket costs.

Get Started with WellQor!

Our Process is Simple

Tell us about you!

Fill out a few questions about your family, insurance, specific needs and preferences for a counselor.

Get options in a few hours!

Within a few hours, we text or email you the profile of available therapist that are a match along with some appointment slots to choose from. Their profile provides you with clinical experience, approach and recent reviews from patients.

Pick your therapist and appointment time right then!

Just let us know which therapist you like and what appointment slot you prefer.

WellQor Therapists provide virtual care delivered through a secure Telehealth platform.

Start Living Your Best Life Today!

Get Started with WellQor!

Our Process is Simple

Tell us about you!

Fill out a few questions about your family, insurance, specific needs and preferences for a counselor.

Get options in a few hours!

Within a few hours, we text or email you the profile of available therapist that are a match along with some appointment slots to choose from. Their profile provides you with clinical experience, approach and recent reviews from patients.

Pick your therapist and appointment time right then!

Just let us know which therapist you like and what appointment slot you prefer.

Start Living Your Best Life Today!

Get Started with WellQor!

Our Process is Simple

Tell us about you!

Fill out a few questions about your family, insurance, specific needs and preferences for a counselor.

Get options in a few hours!

Within a few hours, we text or email you the profile of available therapist that are a match along with some appointment slots to choose from. Their profile provides you with clinical experience, approach and recent reviews from patients.

Pick your therapist and appointment time right then!

Just let us know which therapist you like and what appointment slot you prefer.

Start Living Your Best Life Today!

Get Started with WellQor!

Our Process is Simple

Tell us about you!

Fill out a few questions about your family, insurance, specific needs and preferences for a counselor.

Get options in a few hours!

Within a few hours, we text or email you the profile of available therapist that are a match along with some appointment slots to choose from. Their profile provides you with clinical experience, approach and recent reviews from patients.

Pick your therapist and appointment time right then!

Just let us know which therapist you like and what appointment slot you prefer.

Start Living Your Best Life Today!

WellQor is the Nation’s Leader in Online Therapy for Mature Adults

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Dr. David Giella

PsyD 

Dr. Giella, PsyD.  is a clinical psychologist with nearly two decades of clinical and management experience. Dr. Giella holds a master’s degree in Applied Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Ryokan College. He is extensively trained in Psychoanalytic psychotherapy, specializing in long-term, in-depth, insight-oriented work. Dr. Giella has served as clinical director of multiple mental health programs including the Inpatient Crisis clinical team for 4 years. He also served as a quality management specialist where he focused on increasing compliance, training and mentoring staff, the development of policy, and procedure streamlining. 

At WellQor, Dr. Giella serves as the Clinical Director for the state of California, overseeing clinical operations for his multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals. In this capacity, Dr. Giella conducts extensive psychological evaluations, creates treatment plans for, and monitors the progress of each of the patients in his team’s care. He and his team have significantly improved the quality of the living for hundreds of patients, their families, and their communities.

Dr. Susan Lloyd Merrick

PsyD, Clinical Director 

Dr. Merrick is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with nearly two decades of experience treating diverse populations and managing clinical staff. She holds two bachelor’s degrees in psychology and sociology from Purdue University, and a Doctorate in Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. 

Before receiving her doctorate, she began her career in mental healthcare working with geriatric populations providing care to patients experiencing cognitive decline, and support to their loved ones and family members. She also worked in hospital settings co-facilitating group psychotherapy sessions for patient’s of all ages. After earning her PsyD, Dr. Merrick spent 15 years working in various mental health settings including community mental health centers, addiction rehabilitation facilities, government agencies, and her very own private practice. Today, she serves as a Clinical Director for WellQor, leading a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals in Florida and Indiana. 

To this day, Dr. Merrick is very passionate about her clinical work, deeply investing herself in the wellbeing of patients under her team’s care.

Dr. Sehrish Tariq

PsyD, Clinical Director 

Dr. Sehrish Tariq is a Clinical Psychologist with a diverse set of clinical specialities. She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University, her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University, where she architected an anti-cyberbullying program for LGBT youth. 

Since earning her doctorate, Dr. Sehrish Tariq has worked as a clinical psychologist in both private practice and public service positions. Most recently, Dr. Tariq worked with veteran’s affairs providing clinical care to veterans and their families. Today, she serves as WellQor’s Clinical Director for the states of Illinois and New York. She oversees a multidisciplinary clinical team, and successfully manages the care of hundreds of patients. 

Dr. Amanda Smith

PsyD, Clinical Director 

Dr. Smith is a clinical psychologist with 15 years of experience working with specialized populations. She earned her Doctor of Psychology degree in 2005 from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, MO. She completed post-graduate training at Metrocare Services in Dallas, TX where she developed skills working with individuals of all ages with pervasive developmental disorders. During her time at Metrocare, Dr. Smith rose to the position of Chief Psychologist. In that role, she oversaw the development of multiple new programs, conducted community trainings on Autism and developmental disabilities, and helped her team develop a new and more efficient EHR system. She also served on multiple treatment teams, held a position on the Behavioral Intervention Committee, and conducted countless developmental assessments for a wide variety of programs.  

Currently, Dr. Smith serves as WellQor’s Clinical Director for the states of Ohio and Texas. She leads a multidisciplinary team of Mental Health professionals treating a highly diverse set of patients. On a daily basis she oversees the evaluation, treatment, and care planning for patients under her purview. 

Linnea Fuchs

LMFT, Vice President

Linnea Fuchs, MS, LMFT has spent the last 25 years serving adolescents and their families in various mental health settings. Linnea started her career as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, where she used family systems therapy to help children, teens, and their families overcome family conflict and dysfunction. 

She soon developed her skills in clinical management to become the Quality Assurance Director for a large network of children’s behavioral health providers in Los Angeles, CA. Linnea went on to serve as the Clinical Director for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health- pioneering early intervention and prevention programs for youth and families.  

Now, Linnea serves as the Vice President of Field Operations at WellQor, where she oversees a nationwide network of behavioral health providers. Linnea works closely with her dynamic team of licensed professionals to provide comprehensive mental healthcare programs for patients across the country. 

Currently, Linnea lives in Los Angeles with her two beautiful children, Elin and August, and husband Frank.  

Dr. Sarah Erickson

PsyD, Clinical Director 

Dr. Sarah Erickson, PsyD, has worked in clinical behavioral health settings for over twenty years. She began her career working with adolescents and adults in the Mercy Hospital system, where she performed patient checks and coordinated with hospital staff to intervene in times of crisis and create comprehensive patient treatment plans. 

Twelve years ago Dr. Erickson began working as a staff psychologist at a private university in Massachusetts. She has since become the Assistant Director of College Counseling for one of the most selective private Universities in the United States. There, she and her team provide individual and group therapy to students, deliver psychoeducation workshops, and supervise post-doctoral students. In part, Dr. Erickson and her team are responsible for overseeing the mental and emotional wellbeing of the entire student body. 

Her frequent and extensive work with young adult populations has inspired her to serve as a Clinical Leader for WellQor. She has a particular interest in reinforcing life skills that foster happiness and success in young adults.