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:
-Substance Abuse and Co-Ocurring Disorders
-Depression and Anxiety
-Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (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.