Lisa Van Der Merwe, MSW, LCSW

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  • Lisa Van Der Merwe, MSW, LCSW - Alpharetta, GA -  TikiMon

    Reviews: 6

    Nobody's perfect for everyone...
    TikiMon (6 reviews)
    1/25/2017

    I really liked Lisa, she's a nice person. I don't doubt that she helps many people! In my case, not so much. I dragged my resistant wife (with at least one prior affair) to counseling. I was desperately trying to save our marriage. So I went in wanting to talk about and through the problems we had. My wife did NOT want to go, since she was happy doing what she wanted and didn't want anything to change. So I talked, and she said nothing except to deny everything or claim she had forgotten. Lisa basically just sat and listened. She gave us "homework" questions to answer, which my wife never did. My wife went without me a few times, I thought she might speak more freely with me not there. Instead she talked about anything BUT our relationship. Lisa didn't steer her back on track, never challenged her denials or silences. I was willing to be told where I might be screwing up and what I could do to improve. I'm not perfect, and definitely human. But she didn't comment on either of us. We had weeks of me talking, the wife denying or staying silent, and Lisa just listening without comment. Things were going nowhere, so we simply stopped, which was what my wife was angling for. She's never mentioned counseling or our problems again. The depression that had started over our marriage woes got worse as any hope for change faded. I'm still with her, too depressed and hopeless to leave. I'm looking for another counselor just for me at this time... Your mileage may vary.

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    Lisa Van Der Merwe, MSW, LCSW replied on 1/25/2017

    Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry to hear that couples counseling was not as helpful as you would have liked. Please contact me if you would like any assistance finding another counselor.

  • Lisa Van Der Merwe, MSW, LCSW - Alpharetta, GA -  beantown21

    Reviews: 1

    Exceptional Therapist
    beantown21 (1 review)
    7/22/2013

    Lisa is an extremely competent and conscientious therapist. Lisa has tremendous insight and asks well thought and probing questions that facilitate the healing and learning process.

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  • Lisa Van Der Merwe, MSW, LCSW - Alpharetta, GA -  jlc2013

    Reviews: 1

    Great Divorce Therapist
    jlc2013 (1 review)
    1/16/2013

    Lisa has helped me tremendously with going through the divorce/separation process. She helps sort through your feelings and come up with solutions or ways to help. She is great about working with your schedule as well!

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  • Lisa Van Der Merwe, MSW, LCSW - Alpharetta, GA -  flae38

    Reviews: 1

    Wonderful Couples Therapist
    flae38 (1 review)
    12/30/2012

    We went to Lisa for couples counseling after trying several other therapists that we just couldn't connect with. She quickly got to the root of our problems and offered real solutions that made a huge difference. She saved our marriage.

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  • Lisa Van Der Merwe, MSW, LCSW - Alpharetta, GA -  Georgia32

    Reviews: 1

    Amazing Therapist
    Georgia32 (1 review)
    2/19/2012

    Lisa was absolutely wonderful with helping our teenage daughter. She is incredibly insightful, offered great advice, and knew just the right way to support our entire family. We highly recommend her!

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Business details

Specialty

  • Anxiety & Panic
  • Business Coaching
  • Career Issues
  • Codependence
  • Depression
  • Emotional Problems
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Grief & Loss
  • Inner Conflict
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Crisis & Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Illness
  • Poor Self-Esteem
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sexual Issues
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Type of Therapy

  • Adult Counseling
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Short-Term Counseling
  • Support Groups

Family Issues

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Communication
  • Couple Conflict
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Family Therapy
  • Intimacy & Trust
  • Marriage Difficulties
  • Parenting Issues
  • Step Families

Hours of Operation

* By Appointment Only