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Chet Lesniak(He/Him/His)

Psychologist, PhDLicensed Psychologist, LP
Anxiety - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics- Life transitions- Stress management-Identity development-

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Professional statement

Dr. Chet Lesniak is a Licensed Psychologist provides telehealth in 38 states as a member PSYPACT, an interstate consortium of providers. Dr. Lesniak has many years of experience. He has worked with many different mental health conditions, life situations, and barriers to happiness. Many of his clients struggle with overwhelming amounts of stress. They face anxiety, sadness, and fear as they go through their daily lives, which leads to the feeling of never being able to relax and enjoy life.

Dr. Lesniak tailors therapy sessions to the individualized needs of the client. He understands that therapy — and healing — does not look the same for everyone, which is why he draws from many different therapy approaches with his clients. Clients set goals for their mental health, working towards those goals with his support. He practices contemplative psychotherapy, along with psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ACT, and more for an integrated approach to well-being.

Dr. Lesniak earned a PhD in Psychology from New York University. He previously worked at New York Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital, and Cape Cod Psych Center. He has practiced in clinics, schools, and hospitals. His style is down-to-earth and practical. His encouragement has helped numerous individuals reach their mental health goals and find happiness.

Message to clients

I practice contemplative psychotherapy, a holistic blend of Western psychotherapy and Eastern practices. I work with people with many kinds of problems such as stress, anxiety, sadness, grief, or conflicts. I help people with life transitions such as changes in health, work, career, or relationships. I will be your guide and your advocate as you explore yourself.

I start with the assumption that we are all basically good, wise, and compassionate beings regardless of our history, experiences, or problems. We all just want to be happy. We can find and maintain our happiness, as well as our capacity for love and compassion. My goal is to work with you so that you can live a fulfilled life with happiness and love. Our work toward that goal is grounded in contemplative psychotherapy practices such as mindfulness and meditation, as well as therapeutic interventions that are cognitive, behavioral, and supportive. My style is practical and down to earth. I work with you so that you can achieve your goals and be happy. Contact me today for a free consultation.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 34 years

Walden University, Core Faculty

New York University, PhD, 1990
New School for Social Research, MA, 1982


Massachusetts: PSYC6923 - New Hampshire: 999 - New York: 011086 - Florida: TPPY2381 - Alabama: APIT18091 - Arizona: APIT18091 - Arkansas: APIT18091 - Colorado: APIT18091 - Connecticut: APIT18091 - Delaware: APIT18091 - Washington DC: APIT18019 - Georgia: APIT18091 - Idaho: APIT18091 - Illinois: APIT18091 - Indiana: APIT18091 - Kansas: APIT18091 - Kentucky: APIT18091 - Maine: APIT18091 - Maryland: APIT18091 - Michigan: APIT18091 - Minnesota: APIT18091 - Missouri: APIT18091 - Nebraska: APIT18091 - Nevada: APIT18091 - New Jersey: APIT18091 - North Carolina: APIT18091 - North Dakota: APIT18091 - Ohio: APIT18091 - Oklahoma: APIT18091 - Pennsylvania: APIT18091 - Rhode Island: APIT18091 - South Carolina: APIT18091 - Tennessee: APIT18091 - Texas: APIT18091 - Utah: APIT18091 - Virginia: APIT18091 - Washington: APIT18091 - West Virginia: APIT18091 - Wisconsin: APIT18091 - Wyoming: APIT18091




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

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

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

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience


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

Locations & Hours


Chet Lesniak is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$100 - $150

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

I accept self-payment only which allows us to keep your treatment private so it is never part of your medical record. However, I can provide a superbill to submit for insurance reimbursement if you wish. Most policies will reimburse you even if you seek treatment outside of your provider network.