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I consider it a privilege to help people navigate some of life’s most difficult challenges. While they can show up in a variety of forms, they all create opportunities for reflection, personal growth, and positive change.

After starting my career in the business world, I eventually took a step back and realized how I was really feeling: burned out, unmotivated, and unfulfilled. I decided to become a therapist so I could build real connections with people and help them find their own version of change and fulfillment.

My approach is to create a warm and collaborative environment where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and behavior. We'll work towards identifying and understanding the underlying issues that are causing distress, developing practical coping skills, and achieving set goals.

I believe that every person can achieve their goals, wishes, and desires in life. Yet most people will hit a point when that just feels impossible. Just because someone can push through this period on their own, that doesn't meant that they have to.

In order for them to grow, they need an environment that provides authenticity, acceptance, and empathy.

Jacob Mergendoller is a New York City-based psychotherapist
Jacob Mergendoller is a New York City-based psychotherapist

What People Enjoy Most About Working With Me

I'm not the kind of therapist who sits back and only asks, "how did that make you feel?" Anybody can talk to a brick wall - you're here because you want to feel challenged, supported, guided, and connected. I'll be with you every step of the way.

And I'll bring my whole self to our sessions, just like you. Because that's the only way we'll be able to do the real work.

I'm Engaged and Active

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Every Part of You is Welcome
We'll Focus on the Roots and the Branches

Nothing is taboo, nothing is off limits. There is no "wrong" way to do therapy, and you don't need to worry about bringing something into session that I can't handle. If there's something you're hesitant to bring up or you think might make things awkward, it's usually a good sign that it's important enough to discuss.

Every thought or feeling of yours is welcome, especially those that leave you confused, questioning, or cringing.

Some kinds of therapy only focus on the roots of a problem, addressing those deep, childhood experiences that can create an unsteady future foundation. Other kinds of therapy pay more attention to the branches, introducing coping mechanisms or new habits to quickly change your behavior.

I integrate these two approaches, helping you uncover and resolve past experiences, while also developing unique skills to make your day-to-day routine just a little bit easier.

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My Approach

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This approach focuses on uncovering and resolving unconscious conflicts and past experiences that may be impacting current thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.

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Emphasizes changing negative thought patterns and behaviors to improve emotional and mental wellbeing.

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A structured approach that helps process traumatic memories and alleviate associated distress through guided eye movements and other forms of bilateral stimulation.

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Centers personal growth, self-actualization, and the inherent value and worth of every individual, with a focus on the present moment and subjective experience.

Psychodynamic
Humanistic
EMDR
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Ready to Start Therapy?

Book a free 15-minute consultation to see if we're a good fit together.

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