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 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/Group Psychotherapy

-Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders

-Depression and Anxiety

-LGBTQ issues

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


Substance Abuse Group:

Dr. Merling 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.