Rita J. Mercante, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor


As a knowledgeable Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Psychotherapist, I provide individual, couples, group and family therapy in a safe, private environment.  My specialities include anxiety and mood disorders along with personality disorders.  I work in clinical and private practice settings enabling me to provide a depth of experience to all of my clients. 

My training includes clinical psychology, counseling as well as extensive mindfulness practice.  I utilize theories and practices from both Western psychology and Eastern philosophical practices. This combination provides a full, balanced approach to facing life's journey and challenges. I work from a perspective of the whole person, striving to assist clients to reach their full potential.


As a psychotherapist providing individual, couples, family and group therapy for over 7 years, I have worked with a wide variety to clients.  

I am an out-of-network provider offering the above services.  For those individuals that qualify, I offer a sliding scale fee.  Initial consultation is 75 minutes; individual sessions are 50-minutes; couples, family and group sessions are 60 minutes.

"I am an experienced psychotherapist, assisting all clients to learn how to face life's challenges."

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280 Madison Avenue, Suite 1204, New York, NY  10016

520 Franklin Avenue, Suite 210, Garden City, NY  11530