Dr. Enmanuel Mercedes
is a licensed counseling psychologist in New Jersey and New York. For over 10 years, he has worked in various settings including medical centers, educational institutions, and in private practice. Dr. Mercedes has a specialty in working with individuals with anxiety and depression, ranging from the effects of daily stress to overwhelming emotional experiences. He has a special interest in working with couples dealing with relational problems, ranging from challenges with communication and trust to parenting-related issues. Dr. Mercedes is trained to work with children, adults and groups, teaching evidence-based skills to help people improve their lives and their relationships.
In addition, to providing client services, Dr. Mercedes is a dynamic speaker and educator. He has taught at Seton Hall University and John Jay College, as well as participated as a guest lecturer and speaker for many other institutions, including Rutgers University, Caldwell University, and Montclair State University. As a speaker, Dr. Mercedes focuses on inspiring his audience to live more purposeful and fulfilling lives by teaching them key principles necessary to gain mastery over their minds and emotions.
Dr. Mercedes earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Seton Hall University, where he studied factors that impact academic success in college students. He completed an internship at The Veterans Administration Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, where he trained in, and worked providing psychological services to veterans who experienced traumatic events and or suffered from other mental health problems. Dr. Mercedes’ integrative approach draws from psychodynamic theory and CBT, while taking into consideration multicultural factors. He also trained in and incorporates a mindfulness based approach into his work.
Among other accomplishments, Dr. Mercedes is a Past-President of the Latino/a Psychological Association of New Jersey. Dr. Mercedes is a proud husband and father.