Charlene Chan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Manhattan and Queens, who specializes in depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, social anxiety, and recovery from trauma. Many of Charlene’s clients seek therapy because they are struggling to find or assert their own voice, are looking to work through childhood trauma, or are hoping to process overwhelming events and emotions. Charlene also works with couples who feel like they are stuck in the same loop within their arguments, or couples who are striving to rekindle their relationship.
After receiving her Masters in Social Work from New York University, Charlene completed psychodynamic psychotherapy training from the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of New York Counseling and Guidance Service. She collaborates with her clients to gain insight into better understanding themselves – she takes into consideration any pivotal moments throughout their lives, while also incorporating some solutions-oriented techniques to help with daily stressors. After treatment, clients have shared how therapy has helped them to see things more clearly, to understand their triggers more, and to feel in a healthier mental state.
Charlene believes in the transformative power of a strong therapeutic alliance, and she fosters a supportive, nurturing environment where clients can explore emotions and issues as they arise. Clients have described Charlene as being able to effortlessly put them at ease, especially if they are first-time therapy seekers, and that her empathetic responses and expressions help them to feel heard and understood.
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
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Relational issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
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
Racial identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
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Private practice, 2018 - Present
Talkspace, 2017 - 2020
Bleuler Psychotherapy Center, 2013 - 2018
NYU Silver School of Social Work, MSW, 2013
Colgate University, BA, 2005