Denise Mercurio-Riley, Ph.D.
Dr. Denise Mercurio-Riley, of Thriving Center of Psychology, is a New York Licensed Clinical Psychologist who earned her graduate degrees (M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling and Ph.D. Counseling Psychology) at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has worked extensively with adult clients in both medical settings and private practice and specializes in treating a variety of presenting concerns including chronic pain or chronic illness, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and stress management. Evidence-based treatments include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and mindfulness-based practices.
Dr. Mercurio-Riley takes a client-centered and strength-based approach to treatment, creating a safe environment for the development of adaptive, positive coping strategies, growth, and healing.