Treatment Services


MERIT Resource Services provides a number of outpatient treatment modalities, including Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Outpatient (OP), Relapse Prevention, Family Programs, Assessment and Education. Services in English and Spanish in all six locations!


Treatment services are Client Centered, Client Involved and Individualized utilizing current and proven strategies and programs. Most Services occur either in Group Therapy or during Individual Sessions. Some services are provided in specific family sessions. Merit has several Evidence Based Practices programs and Promising Practices, including:

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)                                            Matrix Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Stimulant Abuse

12-Step Facilitation Therapy                                                                   Cannabis Youth Treatment

White Bison                             Anger Management                                Family Matrix Education Manual      


We provide scheduled  "Walk-In" Assessments at all six locations at 12:30 as follows:

Ellensburg Office - Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Yakima Office - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Wapato Office - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Toppenish Office - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Sunnyside Office - Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Kennewick Office - Tuesdays and Wednesdays


MERIT is a participating treatment provider with most of the local Therapy Courts including:

Kittitas County Superior Court Drug Court            Yakima County Superior Court Drug Court            

Yakima County DUI Court

United States Federal Probation Steps Court          Benton Franklin County Superior Court Drug Court