Charlene  Chan

Charlene Chan

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York Accepting Online
Midtown, Forest Hills Not Accepting In-person

Charlene is currently offering sliding scale slots and reduced fee sessions for frontline healthcare workers

Updated October 20, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Relational issues
  • Life transitions
  • Racial identity

Professional statement

Charlene Chan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York City who specializes in depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, social anxiety, racial identity, and recovery from trauma. She welcomes individual adults across the lifespan to her practice, as well as couples.

Charlene also works with clients who are in the midst of a major transition, such as a relocation or a change in their relationship. As a result, they may be experiencing shifts in their moods or lifestyle, such as sleep issues, weight fluctuations, feeling down, and having low energy. Charlene takes a largely holistic approach to treatment, working with clients to get a sense of their history and any present situational factors that could be influencing their symptoms.

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. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

If you're taking the time to review prospective therapists' profiles, you're taking that next step in prioritizing you. There might be something difficult going on in your life recently, or you may be struggling with something for a while now. Having a place where you can unload all these things you are carrying and share it with someone you feel connected with can help you to feel lighter – within your body and your mind.

The therapeutic relationship is so unique because it's where you can just focus on you and know that it remains within the room. This compassionate support can be reparative in improving or accepting other relational aspects in your life, while you also work towards gaining insight in yourself. I invite you to schedule a consultation to see if I am the right fit for you.


Specialties

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

Charlene Chan is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Cigna

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200
  • Couples sessions: $275 (50min)
  • Couples Session (Sliding Scale): $250 (50min)
  • Frontline healthcare worker sessions during COVID-19: $80 (30min)

Therapist's note

Charlene is offering a limited number of lower fee therapy slots ($80 for 30min) to frontline healthcare workers during COVID-19.

Charlene can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Midtown practice
225 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30am-2:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9:30am-1:00pm
  • Thu 3:00pm-8:30pm
  • Fri 9:15am-5:00pm
  • Sat 9:15am-12:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Forest Hills practice
108-18 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills, NY 11375
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:15am-2:45pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 9:30am-2:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9:30am-1:00pm
  • Thu 3:00pm-8:30pm
  • Fri 9:15am-5:00pm
  • Sat 9:15am-12:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2018 - Present
Talkspace, 2017 - Present
Bleuler Psychotherapy Center, 2013 - 2018

NYU Silver School of Social Work, MSW, 2013
Colgate University, BA, 2005


Languages

English