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Enmanuel Mercedes, PhD

Enmanuel Mercedes, PhD

Past President

Dr. Enmanuel Mercedes is a psychologist and founder of Your Wellness Space™, a Latino owned and operated mental health company focused on helping professionals and entrepreneurs optimize their emotional wellbeing and address challenges negatively impacting their personal and professional lives. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Mercedes is a mental health changemaker speaker, advocating the importance of mental health in the various domains of our lives and providing actionable insights based on his over 20 years of professional experience. He also provides consultation services to organizations seeking to foster a culture that promotes their members’ emotional wellness. Dr. Mercedes is currently working on a project focused on increasing bilingual mental health access to underserved families in Newark, New Jersey.

Dr. Mercedes' leadership positions include being The Recent Past-President of the Latino Mental Health Association of New Jersey, a board member of the non-profit organization Boys to Leaders Foundation and a board member of the ECHA Scholarship Foundation. 

Dr. Mercedes was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Newark, New Jersey. He lives with his wife and three sons in West Caldwell, NJ. Dr. Mercedes is the first of his family to attend college in the U.S. and is a proud alumnus of Seton Hall University, where he obtained a BA in Psychology, MA in Psychological studies, and Ph.D. in Counseling.

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