Merrill Graham, LMSW

Merrill Graham, LMSW

Psychotherapy  ·  
Merrill Graham, LMSW is a psychotherapist in Grand Rapids, MI. She specializes in psychotherapy, counseling, and more.Read her story

3940 Peninsular Dr SE Ste 230

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Contact Information

(616) 458-0692

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Humana
  • Priority Health
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Merrill Graham's bio

This content was provided by Merrill Graham "I am an experienced psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience working with individuals and families. I am a Ph.D. candidate, having recently (2017) completed 4 years of schooling and 6 years of clinicals. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Merrill Graham "I offer treatment that provides supportive listening, interpretation, education, and gentle challenging of distorted thinking. Through the identification of client-centered treatment goals, we can work together to focus on identifying problematic thinking and behaviors and working on changing them. 


4  Specialties

  • Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Counseling
  • Play Therapy

0  Board Certifications

Merrill Graham does not have any board certifications listed.

8  Conditions Treated

5  Procedures

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family Counseling
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychotherapy Services

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Aquinas College-Ba
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Gvsu-Msw
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Icsw-Ph.D. Candidate Chicago, Il
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Merrill Graham's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Merrill Graham to family and friends
23 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

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  • 1

Merrill Graham's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Merrill Graham Says:

As I review some of the patient surveys, I see a clear difference in client's ratings. This is because I offer alternate dispute resolution (ADR) services; because of the high-conflict situations involved, the outcomes may be mixed simply because of the damaged trust and communication that already exists between the parties. ADR services are not therapeutic, and follow a different protocol then traditional therapeutic services. 


Patient Comments (6)

Merrill is such a great listener; she has strategies that help me get through my self harm thoughts and anxiety attacks. I am normally a closed off, shy person who hates talking about my emotions, but she is really easy to talk to. I am so thankful I found her-Winston the dog is a plus too!
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My experience of Merrill has been a very negative experience. She is very one sided and is just trying to get another tally in her book that she has "reunited" a family. She makes me uncomfortable and not safe. I do NOT recommend her. Run while you can.
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I came out of an abusive marriage and was experiencing PTSD type symptoms around my ex. I had gone through horrible joint counseling sessions with a different counselor where ex yelled, intimidated, mocked, interrupted, and drive recklessly on the way home to scare me. Merrill knew all of this when...more
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Merrill likes to come off as caring, concerned and understanding. She promised me that she'd discuss concerns raised by my kids during my divorce with the ex-spouse, but she never did. Instead, she ended up taking sides, and in the end, had all my children frustrated with her empty promises,...more
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PearBear, I am sorry that you didn't have a good experience. When treating high conflict situations, we support each client where they are while gently challenging them-this is also true when involved in cognitive therapies where anxieties are challenged. And although never one to "attack", I do encourage child-centered, child-focused healing. Additionally, the office is professionally decorated, clean, and friendly, and sessions can be scheduled via the internet, phone, or in person.

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Excellent therapist who really cares for those she sees and is committed to their growth. Sometimes that means challenging areas of concern. It can be difficult, but if you are willing to work through it, she is too. So glad I was referred.
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