Last updated: 11/10/2020

Merrill McCarter, LCSW, ACSW, BCD (703) 491-7072
Last Updated: 11/10/2020
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Online counselingOnline counseling

Gender: Female/Female Identifying

Languages Spoken:

Focusing on:
Aging Anxiety/Panic Disorders Couple or Marital Issues Depression Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Sexual Abuse/Rape Stress Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Anger Management Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Dementia Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Family Issues Gender Identity Men's Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Runaways Self Abuse Sexual Orientation Spiritual/Religious Concerns Suicidal Thoughts Trauma/PTSD Workplace Stress
Office and Contact Information
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Merrill McCarter, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
14242 Spriggs Road
Woodbridge, VA 22193  

(703) 491-7072

Contact: Merrill McCarter

Office Hours:
Mon9:00am – 5:00pm
Tue9:00am – 5:00pm
Wed9:00am – 5:00pm
Thu9:00am – 5:00pm
Fri9:00am – 5:00pm
Sat10:00am – 2:00pm
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 2 days

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 12 Hours
Weekends: 2 Days

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours
Home Visits
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)
Weekend Office Hours


Years of Experience: 44

VA - LCSW [0904000174]

Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABECSW)
Board Certified Diplomate (BCD)
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $85
Couples: $130
Group: $45
Family: $130

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: No

Medicaid (or equivalent state insurance): Yes
Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Community Education
Information & Referral

AETNA (PPO) Great-West Healthcare
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (Anthem Health Plans) Group Hospitalization and Medical Services (GHMSI)
Anthem Health Plans Horizon Behavioral Services
Anthem Healthkeepers Plus Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH)
Anthem Southeast (KeyCare/Key Advantage PPO) Magellan Behavioral Health
APWU Health Plan Mail Handlers
Beacon Health Managed Health Network
Beacon Health Options Mutual of Omaha (Mutually Preferred)
Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO) National Capital PPO (NCPPO)
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) National Claims Administrative Services (NCAS)
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) Union Labor Life Insurance
First Health (Network) United Behavioral Health (UBH)
Gateway Health Alliance (PPO) United Healthcare
GEHA Health Plan for Federal Employees USAA
Government Employees Hospital Association (GEHA) Wausau

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
Caregivers Military/Veterans Parkinson's Single Parents
Cancer Patients Children of Divorce Chronic Illness College Students Couples First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Grandparents Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Obese or Overweight Offenders/Perpetrators Step Families Suicidal Transgender Unemployed
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention Geriatric Consultation Long-Term Psychodynamic Relational Systemic
Other theoretical approaches:
Behavioral Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Evaluation/Diagnostic Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Outreach Parent Guidance Pastoral Therapy Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support Spiritual Counseling
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Individual
Other methods:
Family Systems Group
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Hispanic
Professional Associations
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)