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Bao Chau Van(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
ConnecticutMassachusettsRhode Island
ADHD- Anxiety - Couples counseling- Depression- Loss, grief, and bereavement-Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)-

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Professional statement

Bao Chau Van is a clinical independent social worker who has over ten years of clinical experience. She obtained her master degree in clinical social work at Smith College. Bao Chau clinical training is drawn from psychodynamic and systemic approaches to eclectic interventions such as solution focus therapy, Psychobiological Approach Couple Therapy level II, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Accelerated Resolution Therapy. Bao Chau worked at different therapeutic settings such as school-based, inpatient hospitals, outpatient treatment programs, rehabilitation and residential treatment program. Bao Chau believes in the individual resilience and therapeutic connection provide a healing foundation to overcome challenges. Bao Chau completed her thesis on Lost and Found: Resilience Approaches that Helped the Vietnamese Residents of Biloxi, Mississippi in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She also co-authored an article “Everything has Changed”: Narratives of the Vietnamese American Community in Post -Katrina Mississippi. In her spare time, Bao Chau enjoys gardening, kayaking and trying out new recipes.

Message to clients

You want to make a change in your life? I am here for you. It takes courage to look for help and I am glad that you are here. Everyone needs help in life now and then. I believe every challenge that we encounter is an opportunity for growth and creativity. Therapy can be used differently to each individual, couple or family. I want to invite you to come in for conversation. I would love to hear your stories and together we can explore the possibilities that are available to you. My hope is through the process of counseling, you will be able to understand yourself, find clarity, believe in your resilience and move forward on your chosen life path.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 15 years

New Path Counseling , Clinical Supervisor
Bradley Hospital , Clinical Supervisor
Institute Of Living , Clinician II
Redstone Rehabilitation Center, Director of Social Services


Connecticut: 11824 - Massachusetts: 118489 - Rhode Island: ISW02485


English, Vietnamese


ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • Boston College Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Cigna
  • Curalinc
  • HUSKY Health
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Johnson & Wales University Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Lyra Health
  • MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Rhode Island College Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)
  • Rhode Island School of Design Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)
  • Roger Williams University Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$125 (45min)
  • Initial session:$150 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$300 (90min)
  • Family sessions:$300 (90min)

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
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Client testimonials

"Kind and thoughtful questions; I look forward to working with her!"
- Zencare client March 2023
"Amazing work, my husband and I were able to build some skills to help us in our marriage. Thank you."
- Zencare client March 2023