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  • Lisa Van Der Merwe

    My name is Lisa Van Der Merwe and I am a psychotherapist in private practice serving Alpharetta, Johns Creek, and the surrounding communities. I have been a mental health clinician for 18 years, and specialize in depression, stress and anxiety, couples counseling, and teenagers.

    In addition to providing counseling I conduct workshops and presentations for schools, businesses, and community organizations.

    My career began at Johns Hopkins Hospital where I supported people impacted by medical trauma, substance abuse, and psychiatric issues. I then went on to supervise an addiction treatment program for pregnant women and to counsel children and teenagers in school systems. Later in my career I worked in managed care where I was in executive leadership roles at UnitedHealthcare and held management positions at Cigna.

    I received a Master of Clinical Social Work degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore and a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. I am licensed in the State of Georgia as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), hold certification in Intrinsic Coaching, and am a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

    On a more personal note, I am married and have two children.

    I feel honored that my clients have entrusted me to support and guide them, and I never fail to be inspired by what I see them achieve. Please let me know how I can assist you.


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    Speaking Engagement – Johns Creek High

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