Andrew Chesler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adults of all ages in his Midtown Manhattan office near Penn Station. He specializes in helping individuals who are going through a life transition, relationship conflict, or feel stuck in a pattern of anxiety or depression. Andrew also has expertise in helping those with chronic illnesses, their caregivers, and those who have lost a loved one.
Trained in several therapeutic methods, Andrew uses an eclectic and common sense approach that is grounded in psychoanalytic theory, but may also incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational-interviewing, and mindfulness techniques. His work is collaborative and takes place in an environment that is safe and supportive.
With Andrew, the psychotherapeutic process often begins by carefully identifying what a person is experiencing. This leads to an examination of what situation or event caused an intensification of anxiety, depression, or relationship strife. The work may continue with an investigation of how destructive or painful beliefs and behaviors began.
Insights gained in therapy help people to discover and use their own strengths, as well as to develop strategies to overcome internal and external conflicts. Through the therapeutic process individuals can acquire self-knowledge and situational understanding.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Andrew offers a complimentary initial consultation.
PPSC, The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, 2018 - 2021
Vassar College, BA
Parsons School of Design, MFA
Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, MSW
New York: 088576