Merrilee L. Stewart, LCSW, BCD

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1260 Concord Road, SE, Suite 101
Smyrna, GA 30080-4312

770-432-6787 fax

Philosophy of Psychotherapy:
"I approach psychotherapy as a process of collaboration between clients and therapist which empowers clients to increase self-understanding, to develop more satisfying relationships, and to find workable solutions to life's challenges and problems.  Therapy provides a safe, confidential, nurturing environment in which to discover new strengths, resolve old pain, grow toward greater wholeness, and commit oneself  to change.  It provides opportunities to explore and utilize the interaction of mind, body, and spirit to increase well-being.

Fee information:
For self-paying clients, I will negotiate fees based on your individual situation and availability of reduced fee openings. 

Professional Expertise/Areas Of Interest:

  • Individual, couples and family psychotherapy with adults and adolescents 
  • Relationship and communication issues and parenting, marital and divorce counseling 
  • Coping with life changes, stress, loss and grief, illness 
  • Developmental issues and personal growth 
  • Specializations in women's, aging, multicultural and gay/lesbian issues 

Professional Certifications: 

LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
BCD -Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work
DCSW - Diplomate Clinical Social Work
ACSW - Academy of Certified Social Workers

Education: 1967 BA Emory University, 1970 MSW University of Georgia 

Background Experience: Private practice since 1979; over 40 years clinical experience with individuals, couples, and families.

Professional Affiliations/Activities:

  • Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work, Past Ethics Chair/ Board Member 
  • National Association of Social Workers, ACSW

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