Mike Mermin, LCSW has been in private practice since 2005, and works in Irvington, New York.
Mike holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Colorado College and a Masters in Social Work from New York University specializing in clinical psychotherapy. At NYU, he assisted a study in the effects of 9/11 on children in New York City.
Mike has studied research-based Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Judith Kleber of the NYS Psychiatric Institute. Mike has studied Imago Relationship Therapy with founders and directors Harville Hendrix and Helen Hunt. He has also completed the year-long training in Interchange Counseling with Steve Bearman in San Francisco. Mike studied the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) with founder and director Elaine Karas.
Mike participated in the New York City 9/11 mental health program, counseling survivors and first responders.
Prior to obtaining his master’s in social work, Mike worked with adolescents on the autism spectrum, including Asperger’s and other developmental disabilities at the Listen Foundation in Santa Cruz, CA. Also in Santa Cruz, Mike led a support group of young adults, teaching a peer counseling model called Re-evaluation Co-Counseling. In New York, Mike has led support groups for the blind and visually-impaired at Visions.
Mike’s therapy work is tailored to each person. He uses cognitive therapy, pyschodyamic process, and solution-based therapy to help people achieve their goals while freeing themselves from old habits and patterns. His goal is to help people most fully express who they are, and become who they wish to be.
“Mike possesses an unmatched dynamism most anyone would be fortunate to come across.” - Tai Odunsi