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Meryl Harmon Halem

Meryl Harmon Halem, American psychotherapist. Diplomate American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work; national certified counselor; national certified family therapist; Academy Certified Social Work.


Halem, Meryl Harmon was born on March 13, 1953 in Manhattan, New York, United States. Daughter of David H. and Elaine K. (Korman) Harmon.


Bachelor in Psychology, University Hartford, 1975. Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, New School for Social Research, 1979. Master of Social Work, Adelphi University, 1985.

Certified in family and couples therapy, Ackerman Institute Family Therapy, 1993.


Instructor psychology, Malverne (New York) Adult School Education, 1979-1982;rehabilitation counselor, Metropolitan Workshop for the Blind, New York, 1979-1981;work adjustment counselor, rehabilitation counselor, The New York Association for the Blind Lighthouse, New York, 1981-1983;group leader, counselor, YM-YWHA, Roslyn, New York, 1983-1986;coordinator, social worker, Association Neurologically Impaired & Learning Disabled Children, New York, 1985-1986;social worker, psychotherapist, Cmty. Advisory Program for the Elderly, Little Neck, New York, since 1986;psychotherapist, Halem Counseling Superior vena cava syndrome, Bayside, New York, since 1980.


Fellow American Orthopsychiatric Association, New York State Society for Clinical Social Work. Member National Organization of Women (psychotherapy referral network), National Association of Social Workers (council on aging), American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (clinical member), National Board for Certified Counselors, Institute for Noetic Sciences, Collaborative Family Health Care Coalition, Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy, Alpha Chi, Psi Chi (president University Hartford chapter 1974).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: mountain hiking, jogging, swimming, animals, theatre.


Married Ronald Scott Halem, March 15, 1975 (divorced). Children: Danielle Shana, Beth Elana. Life partner Sharron Rhea Friedlander, December 22, 1992.