Charlene  Chan

Charlene Chan

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R
New York Accepting Online
Midtown, Forest Hills Not Accepting In-person
Updated July 10, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

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

Professional statement

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.


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.

Sometimes it can feel hard or scary to imagine taking that plunge into therapy. If you're feeling tentative, I think it can be helpful to just dip your toe in the water, see what it feels like, and take it at your own pace.

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. If we decide we are a good fit together, I will be a dedicated person in working with you on your goals; I will be a listening ear to find the threads within your life that you may not have noticed were there. I look forward to hearing from 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)

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
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Midtown practice
225 West 35th Street, New York, New York 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, New York 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 - 2020
Bleuler Psychotherapy Center, 2013 - 2018

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


Languages

English