Mercy AbunawPMHNP

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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

After sessions with me, expect to become hopeful, enthusiastic, motivated, and secure in your uniqueness. After each session, you will develop positive changes in yours thoughts, spoken word and actions: 1. Acceptance of life's challenges and knowing how to navigate through the turbulence of life. 2. Acceptance that while we cannot change the past, we can learn from it to shape and build a brighter future. 3. A feeling of gratitude for your uniqueness, accomplishments, and struggles. 4. An understanding that though life is not a bed of roses, it is not a bed of thorns either. 5. Feeling of hope.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

Motivational Interviewing, supportive therapy, individual long and short-term psychotherapy. Pharmacotherapy utilizing SSRI, SNRI, TCA, MAOIs, anticonvulsants, anti-psychotics, mood stabilizers, etc. Referral for EC, EKG, Lab workup etc. if needed. other referrals as needed

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

ADHD

Bipolar disorder

Coping Skills

General Expertise

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Race & Cultural Identity

Mood disorders

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Personality disorders

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Spirituality & religion based issues

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

AvMed

Cigna EAP

Optum

Oscar Health

UMR

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Licensure

IL, PMHNP, 377001464