Chanelle Spencer, Therapist in New York — Zencare
Chanelle  Spencer
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Chanelle Spencer

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW
New York, Texas Accepting Online
Updated May 23, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Chanelle Spencer is a Licensed Clinical Social Work, licensed in New York and Texas. She has worked primarily within the Black and Brown communities. Many of Chanelle’s clients come in when they are struggling with depression, anxiety, and life transitions that disrupt their daily functioning. Chanelle is particularly passionate about serving adolescents and young adults.

Chanelle is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which allows her clients to reframe unhelpful, automatic thoughts and adapt more helpful and constructive thought patterns. However, her style is an integrative blend of several evidence-based interventions. In each session, Chanelle focuses on meeting the client where they are, actively listening to their struggles and concerns, and supporting the process to their desired change. This approach empowers her clients to develop a therapeutic alliance, identify their strengths, and utilize proven strategies to achieve their full potential.

When a client first meets with Chanelle, she creates a safe and supportive space for the client to be their true authentic self. Chanelle is dedicated to providing a therapeutic relationship that is genuine and collaborative. She has gained experience in schools and community mental health agencies throughout NYC which enables her to be resourceful and engaged in mental health awareness for all ages.


Message to clients

Hi, you made it! The search for a therapist is the first step on your journey of healing and self-discovery. I get it, it's not easy letting your guard down and talking to a stranger about your feelings, childhood, and deep thoughts. My job is to create a safe, supportive space for you to talk about whatever is important to you, at your pace. I work on meeting my clients where they are - my approach is strength-based and client-centered. Send me a message, that's the second step, let's see if our therapist-client relationship is feasible for meeting your treatment goals.


Specialties

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

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

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

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (45min)
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

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 11am - 8pm
  • Tue 11am - 8pm
  • Wed 1pm - 8pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 1pm - 8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years


New York University, Master in Social Work, 2016
Hunter College, BA in Psychology, 2013


Licensure

New York: 090682

Texas: 104819

Florida: TPSW788


Languages

English