Andrew  Chesler
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Andrew Chesler

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Manhattan Accepting In-person
Updated February 23, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships
  • Chronic illness
  • Family issues

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

I provide a safe and empathic place in which you can examine the issues that need attention so that you better understand them, yourself, and can make changes that will help you lead a more rewarding life. I realize that seeking therapy can feel daunting--but it is worth the effort. Finding a therapist who feels right for you is the most important first step. To make the process easier I offer a free initial phone consultation to help you decide if we would work well together before moving forward.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $225 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $225
  • Initial session: $225 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Andrew offers a complimentary initial consultation.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-7pm
  • Tue 10am-7pm
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu 11am-7pm
  • Fri 10am-2pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Manhattan practice
231 West 29th Street, Suite 301, New York, New York 10001
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Online only
  • Tue 1:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed Online only
  • Thu 1:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

PPSC, The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, 2018 - 2021

Vassar College, BA
Parsons School of Design, MFA
Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, MSW


Licensure

New York: 088576


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"It was a good call. I'm looking forward to our first session."
- Zencare client • May 2021
"Andrew was a great listener and was willing to work with my limited budget."
- Zencare client • February 2021
"Andrew was very kind over the phone and really took his time to consider my situation, as well as how well he could be suited to help it."
- Zencare client • December 2020