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Rachel Merchan, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Intimacy Depression
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About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 6 years of professional experience. My expertise includes working with individuals experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression, coping with substance use, intimacy-related issues, individuals living with HIV and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+. I believe in a non-judgmental, supportive, empathetic, and encouraging approach to therapy. I am a proponent of short-term therapy and believe in action-oriented practice. I will work with you and your goals, tailoring our sessions to meet your needs. Taking the step of seeking therapy is courageous and significant; I hope you take pride in making this decision for yourself and your well-being. I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Intimacy Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, HIV / AIDS, Immigration Issues, Isolation / loneliness, Men's issues, Mood disorders , Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Services offered


License information

NY LCSW 086740