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Merrill Graham, LMSW

Psychotherapy ·  Female

Merrill Graham

Merrill Graham, LMSW is a psychotherapist in Grand Rapids, MI. She specializes in psychotherapy, counseling, and more.


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(616) 458-0692

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Merrill Graham's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family Counseling
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Traumatic Shock

About Me

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. 
    

Specialties

  • Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Counseling
  • Play Therapy

Education

1997
Gvsu-Msw
Undergraduate School
1991
Aquinas College-Ba
Undergraduate School
Icsw-Ph.D. Candidate Chicago, Il
1997
1991

Merrill Graham's Reviews

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2.6

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Amazing therapist that has helped me with my grief and ptsd. She also has counseled my husband and I. I have seen her for 3 years and don’t plan on stopping! Ps- I also think the poor reviews are very one sided and unfair, Merrill is an amazing therapist and person and follows correct protocol and is always respectful and kind.
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Run away fast! Extremely manipulative, lies like she has the power of the universe and wants to have prove she is bigger than anyone or anything. Will destroy your family and any hope of mental health or healing amongst family members. Even lied to our insurance company billing under my daughter's name whom she never once treated. Cannot even begin to express the pain she has caused my children. I have actually randomly met others in community who used terms like "emotional prisoner" and had to ask if they knew M. Graham. They were shocked and said that's exactly who...we started a support group to heal from M. G. I kid you not! She is insane!!!
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I've been working with Merrill Graham for several years now, and have made leaps and bounds in how I handle my depression and anxiety. I highly recommend Merrill for counseling services, as she genuinely cares about her patients and their well being.
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These ratings are unfair. Dr. Graham offers services for court-ordered, high-conflict families. She also offers individual therapy. She is a great therapist!
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I would agree very much with a previous review by “PapaBear.” Merrill Graham had promised much the same, but in the end did nothing to help the children. It was a complete waste of time and money. I even caught her in a few outright lies. I have never experienced such a poor “therapist” in my life. In the legal community she is a well know “pro mom” therapist, so be aware. There are a lot of negative reviews about her and I would concur that she is a “therapist” that should be avoided.
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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 she requested that I meet with her and ex to discuss coparenting. She promised she'd make it a safe place for me. She sat back while he told me to shut up and interrupted me, and escalated his anger.
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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, twisting of truth, and downright accusations. Their counseling sessions to help them "heal" became attack sessions in which they felt accused, invalidated, and ignored.
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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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Ms. Graham was strongly recommended by a close friend whom has had significant professional experience with her. I have found her to be an excellent and attentive listener. I feel she is compassionate, kind, and gentle. I would highly recommend her without any reservation.
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