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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 – Webb Bridge Middle

    On January 21st from 8 – 9 a.m. I will be at Webb Bridge Middle School in Alpharetta to discuss common sense parenting approaches and…

    Making Marriage Last

    Relationship researcher Dr. John Gottman has spent over 40 years researching what influences the health and longevity of marriage. After observing thousands of couples, he…