Anika Merchants is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Nassau County who specializes in taking a holistic approach to work with individuals for depression, anxiety, and trauma. She also works with clients for substance use concerns and addictions of various types, including drugs, alcohol, and food addictions.
Anika often works with individuals who are grappling with a life transition, such as ending a romantic relationship or making a shift in their career. With her expertise in mindfulness, she enjoys working with clients to develop practices that increase calm awareness of their thoughts, emotions, and experiences.
In addition to providing traditional psychotherapy, Anika is also a Reiki Master, and offers optional adjunct services. She looks forward to working with you at her practice, located in Garden City.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
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 of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Recovery - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
Life changes - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
New York University, MSW, 2011