Sr. Mercedes McCann, RSM, Ph.D., serves as a Psychotherapist for the Saint John Vianney Center and Catholic Clinical Consultants providing multi-dimensional psychotherapy.
Before coming to SJVC, Sister Mercedes ministered in several state and county institutions for the mentally ill. She has also served as a Formation Minister for the Sisters of Mercy, as Assistant Superintendent for Special Education for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as well as numerous other positions within the field of special education. She has extensive experience facilitating small and large groups for religious communities including Chapters and Assemblies as well as speaking to groups of religious in the United States, Latin America and the Pacific Rim on various topics concerning religious life such as boundaries in religious life and priesthood, change and transition, emotional development, and the spirituality of aging. Her particular interest is the intersection of spirituality, ministry, community and good mental health in religious life.
Sr. Mercedes is a member of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Mid-Atlantic community. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Seton Hall University and an M.A. in Psychology from Marywood University. She further completed Religious Studies with a concentration in Sacred Scripture from St. Charles Seminary.