Anika  Merchants

Anika Merchants

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York Waitlist Online
Garden City Waitlist In-person
Updated April 10, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Recovery
  • Life changes

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

I’m so glad you took this step. I am a holistic psychotherapist and believe in the mind, body, soul connection. I believe in discussing and caring for all these aspects is important for harmony to support your wellbeing and healing. I use traditional therapy methods and fuse more mindfulness and spiritual aspects to address challenges you may be facing. I am a Reiki Master and Vibrational Sound therapist and offer adjunct services.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Medicare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $150
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Garden City practice
233 7th Street, Suite 200, Garden City, NY 11530
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education


New York University, MSW, 2011


Languages

English