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This profile was last updated on 7/15/14  and contains information from public web pages.
Phone: (847) ***-****  HQ Phone
Family Service of Glencoe
675 Village Court
Glencoe , Illinois 60022
United States

Company Description: Formed out of Family Service of Glencoe's (FSG's) desire to meet the evolving needs of Glencoe's parent community, Glencoe Parent Connection (GPC) is a...   more

Employment History


  • Loyola University School of Social Work
  • post graduate degree
    Center for Religion
  • post graduate degree
    Center for Religion & Psychotherapy of Chicago
  • degrees
    Loyola University
10 Total References
Web References
Family Service of Glencoe, Glencoe, IL Our Staff, 15 July 2014 [cached]
Joan Merlo, LCSW Joan Merlo is a psychotherapist, educator and writer with over 20 years of experience serving individuals, families and groups at local hospitals and social service agencies before joining FSG in 2002. She is a graduate of Loyola University School of Social Work, where she was adjunct faculty and has completed a post graduate degree at the Center for Religion and Psychotherapy of Chicago. Joan has also recently obtained continuing education certificates at Wellesley's Stone Center for Women's Studies and Harvard Medical School Seminars in Mindfulness & Attuned Relating. She has expertise in facilitating healing , mindful awareness, self care and self confidence with her clients during periods of change and challenge in such areas as parenting teens and young adults, "power grand-parenting," handling anxiety and depression, and adjusting to divorce, bereavement, or job loss. Joan also has a private practice in Highland Park and is a frequent adult education lecturer and retreat presenter for north shore churches and community organizations.
Joan is accepting new clients.
Joan Merlo, MSW, LCSW ..., 25 Mar 2008 [cached]
Joan Merlo, MSW, LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Joan Merlo has extensive experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups.For twelve years she served as a staff therapist at two local hospitals, and ten years counseling and supervision for the Salvation Army Family Services.Her special interest is in facilitating self-integration, healing and growth during periods of change or loss such as midlife transition, divorce, bereavement, depression or relational difficulties.Joan has a special interest in addressing the developmental issues and concerns of women including the unique stresses connected with motherhood and parenting.
Joan received her degrees from Loyola University, where she served as adjunct faculty in the Graduate School of Social Work.She also completed a two-year advanced post-graduate certification at the Center for Religion and Psychotherapy of Chicago.Joan has been in private practice on the North Shore, has served on the staffs of Samaritan Counseling Center, St. Francis and Evanston Hospital's Outpatient Psychiatry staffs, and has written columns for the Pioneer Press.
family services, Family Service of Glencoe Glencoe, IL Counseling, 15 July 2014 [cached]
Joan Merlo LCSW, FSG Counselor
Joan Merlo, a Chicago ..., 1 Dec 2008 [cached]
Joan Merlo, a Chicago psychotherapist specializing in family issues, is seeing the financial angst caused by economic uncertainty as well as the relief.
"Material possessions are threatened at the moment," Merlo says, "so it makes us think about what we can hold on to and will give us strength."
Winnetka Congregational Church - Adult Education Archive, 5 Oct 2007 [cached]
Speaker: Joan Merlo of the Samaritan Institute
Worried that the excesses of Christmas have spoiled your children or grandchildren? Don't! There are lots of other opportunities for parents, grandparents and other adults to positively influence the development of moral and spiritual values in our own children and grandchildren or the other children in our lives.
Learn about the important role of adults in children's development from Joan Merlo, L.C.S.W., a Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist specializing in enhancing relational skills and healing with parents, couples, families and individuals. Joan is on the staff of the Samaritan Institute, an interfaith counseling center, with offices in Winnetka and Lake Forest. A resident of Highland Park, Joan has raised her three children on the North Shore.
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