Dr. Merling has been in private practice since 1997, is on staff in the Department of Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai West Hospital in Midtown Manhattan, 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:




-Substance Abuse and Co-Ocurring Disorders

-Depression and Anxiety

-LGBT issues

-Geropsychology/Older Adults

-Individual and Couples Therapy