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Peg McCaw Fiman, MS, LMFT

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Peg McCaw Fiman is Past President of the Georgia Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (GAMFT) and served in several state leadership roles.  She was honored with both Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Contribution to the State of Georgia in Marriage and Family Therapy Awards.  She is a practiced clinician and is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. 

After completing her BS (1973) and MS (1978) from Illinois State University she moved to Washington DC and completed post graduate training in psychotherapy and couples treatment from the Family Therapy Practice Center.   Many years of coordinating clinical work from community mental health centers to substance abuse programs, schools, domestic violence programs, and other agencies grounds her in practical systemic therapy, even in working with individuals. 

In 1985 Peg developed her private practice in Atlanta and worked as an adjunct faculty member in the University of Georgia Certificate in Family Therapy Program. Individuals, couples, and families have found support and solutions in her practice.

Some examples of her community education efforts are: Speaking on “Couples, Conflict, and Money” with Clark Howard on Channel 11 television, “Dual Career Couples and Conflict Resolution” on PBS, and another PBS Program, “Real Moms, Real Savvy”.   

“A Familial Face, The Use of Genograms in Mapping Family Patterns”, and “Making the Move Work: Strategies for Successful Family Relocation” are two examples of  her published articles.

Peg’s daughters live in Washington DC and Atlanta and she and her husband have enjoyed extensive international travel.

Philosophy
Peg’s first concern with a new client is to identify what they feel is their immediate goal for treatment.  She looks for practical strategies which might help resolve the problems.  She uses a cognitive behavioral and multi-generational framework to help deepen the client’s self awareness and self responsibility.  She helps them to identify patterns in their life or relationships which may need to be adjusted with her help. 

She believes that having a trustworthy and encouraging psychotherapist will challenge and support the changes desired.  In therapy the client can learn to be mindful of their priorities, relationships, and communication processes.  Understanding themselves and their families may bring clarity and ease in living.