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Rita Mercante is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Midtown East, Manhattan with expertise in mood and anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and borderline personality disorder (BPD). She works closely with her clients to help them develop sustainable coping skills, de-escalate distressing emotions, and become more mindful of the present moment. She is passionate about supporting clients as they manage the emotional impact of navigating major life transitions.
Rita is committed to empowering her clients to overcome self-doubt while cultivating compassion for themselves. Her approach is skills- and evidence-based, rooted in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Rita welcomes young adults, adults, and parents to her practice, where she is excited to help them explore their emotions and work toward practical goals. Her office is located two blocks from the Lexington Avenue 53rd Street subway station.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine
Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges
Mindfulness - Bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment
Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets
Rita Mercante is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Private Practice, 2010 - Present
Zucker Hillside Hospital-Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Department, Psychotherapist and DBT Therapist, 2001 - Present
Psychoanalytic Training Institute/Contemporary Freudian Society , Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy , 2019
Adelphi University Derner Institute of Advamced Psychological Studies, MA, Mental Health Counseling, 2006
New York: 004299