Dr. Merrill Graham is an experienced Psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience working with individuals and families. As a seasoned therapist, she utilizes a psychodynamically-informed approach that focuses on attachment, relationships, communication, coping and emotional management skills, and by assisting in the resolution of issues that prevent healthy living. With the goal of improved mood, emotional regulation, and overall adjustment, therapy involves the processing and working through of issues that have prevented the healthy management of our lives.
Dr. Merrill Graham earned her PhD at ICSW in Chicago, Illinois. This was an extensive program that involved 4 years of in-person/live classes and six years of clinicals, all of which focused on the psychodynamic treatment of individuals and their families. Initially begun by a group of psychoanalysts and professors from the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, the program's clinical counseling focus has largely inspired Dr. Graham's treatment of children, teens, and adults. Dr. Merrill Graham completed her doctoral dissertation research in the area of reunification work with children and families, as well as specific areas including attachment, grief and loss, divorce, child development, alienation, animal-assisted therapy and coparenting.
Merrill is a mother and step-mother, and lover of animals.