Suzanne R Merlis, Psy. D.

Licensed Psychologist

Provider type: Psychotherapist

Patient Age: Adult, Geriatric

Services Provided: Consultation, Clinical Evaluation, and Psychotherapy

About Suzanne R Merlis, Psy. D.

Dr. Merlis provides evidenced based for adolescents (16 and up) and adults/older adults. Her areas of specialty include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, stress-related disorders (e.g. headache, chronic pain, IBS, insomnia, hypertension), health-behavior/life style changes, geriatrics, substance abuse, and trauma/PTSD. Dr. Merlis utilizes a variety of modalities depending on clients needs including cognitive- behavioral (CBT), stress-management /relaxation techniques, mindfulness based interventions, biofeedback, DBT, and motivational interviewing. Dr. Merlis also conducts ADHD and ADD evaluations for adults.


  • ADD & ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Biofeedback
  • Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Related Memory Conditions
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Geropsychology
  • Grief/Bereavement
  • Medical / Health Related Conditions
  • Mindfulness Based Treatment
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Panic Disorders
  • Pregnancy and/or Postpartum Related
  • Self Harm
  • Sleep
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Health
  • Education & Certifications

    Suzanne R. Merlis, Psy.D. received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2002. She completed her Internship Training at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Adult Ambulatory Services, and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Family Systems & Health at the Chicago Center for Family Health and Family Medicine Residency Program at MacNeal Hospital, Chicago, IL.