Last updated: 4/9/2020

Merrill McCarter, LCSW, ACSW (703) 491-7072
Last Updated: 4/9/2020
Questions or comments? Email me!Email me



Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:
English

Specialties
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
Office and Contact Information
When you contact this provider, please tell her/him that you used HelpPRO.
Questions, difficulties or suggestions about HelpPRO? Please email HelpPRO Customer Service.
14416 Jefferson Davis Hwy Suite 7-A
Woodbridge, VA 22191  

(703) 491-7072

Contact: Merrill McCarter

Office Hours:
Mon10:00am – 7:00pm
Tue10:00am – 1:00pm
Wed10:00am – 7:00pm
Thu10:00am – 1:00pm
Fri10:00am – 7:00pm
Sat10:00am – 1:00pm
SunClosed
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 2 days

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

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

Qualifications
Degrees:
MSSW

Years of Experience: 44

Licensing:
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

Insurance:
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 TRICARE
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
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 Single Parents Step Families Suicidal Transgender
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:
Christian
LDS/Mormon
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Hispanic
Professional Associations
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)