Last edited 02/14/2024

Dr. Mercy Abunaw PMHNP

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Dr. Mercy Abunaw Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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

Learn more about my:

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





Bipolar disorder

Coping Skills

General Expertise



Race & Cultural Identity

Mood disorders

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Personality disorders

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Spirituality & religion based issues

In-Network Insurance


UnitedHealthCare (UHC)


Cigna EAP


Oscar Health

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)


  • Illinois, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, 277001501

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Mercy Abunaw, PMHNP

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Mercy Abunaw, PMHNP, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Mercy Abunaw accepting new clients?

Yes, Mercy Abunaw is accepting new clients for online therapy in Illinois.

Does Mercy Abunaw accept insurance?

Yes, Mercy Abunaw accepts insurance, including Aetna, AvMed, Cigna EAP, Optum, Oscar Health and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

What types of therapy does Mercy Abunaw offer?

Mercy Abunaw offers therapy for individuals.

Does Mercy Abunaw offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Illinois can book Mercy Abunaw for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Mercy Abunaw offer online therapy?

Yes, Mercy Abunaw offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in Illinois.

How quickly can I see Mercy Abunaw?

Mercy Abunaw typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Mercy Abunaw speak?

Mercy Abunaw conducts therapy sessions in English and French.

Can I book an appointment with Mercy Abunaw online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Mercy Abunaw online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.