Dr. Merling has been in private practice since 1997 and is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai.  


Dr. Merling is a general practitioner who treats individuals and couples seeking help for a wide range of mental health problems. His expertise is in the integration of cognitive-behavioral therapy with more exploratory, insight-oriented approaches. Areas of specialty include:


-Individual Psychotherapy

-Substance Abuse and Co-Ocurring Disorders

-Depression and Anxiety

-LGBTQ issues

-Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS)


Dr. Merling also runs a once weekly group therapy with high functioning adults struggling with substance abuse.  The group is held from 7:15 pm-8:30 P.M. on Wednesday evenings and is composed of a maximum of 10 participants.  This more intimate private-practice setting is conducive for a safe and open atmosphere for members to explore and understand their substance use. 


NOTICE:  During the COVID-19 crisis, all sessions will be done via videoconference or on phone.  ZOOM LINK FOR ALL SESSIONS: