Chuck  Schaeffer

Chuck Schaeffer

Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Upper West Side Accepting In-person
Updated April 11, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Sleep disorder
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Men's health
  • Couples counseling
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Dr. Chuck Schaeffer is a clinical psychologist in private practice on the Upper West Side, New York City. He has deep expertise in helping clients build the skills to navigate major life stage transitions with confidence. He supports clients through college, marriage, and parenting while maintaining strong relationships, work-life balance, and productive daily routines.

Dr. Schaeffer helps professionals, new parents, and couples identify goals and work towards greater meaning in their lives. He utilizes a person-centered, strength-based approach that allows clients to overcome anxiety, sleep disruption, procrastination, emotion dysregulation, and lack of focus.

Dr. Schaeffer aims to help each client reach their full potential at work and home. He earned his PhD at NYU, where he currently holds a faculty position. His office is conveniently located steps away from the Columbus Circle MTA Station.

Message to clients

Everyone has difficult, challenging parts of their lives where they can't access their strengths. You don't need to struggle in silence because you don't want to be judged. Let's work together, cultivating your strengths to overcome and thrive despite life's challenges.


Sleep disorder - Exploring ways to improve sleep patterns, develop healthy sleep hygiene, master relaxation techniques, manage stressors, reduce worrying, and address insomnia

Perinatal mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Men's health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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)


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


Chuck Schaeffer is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $300 (45min)
  • Initial session: $300 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $400 (60min)

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


Upper West Side practice
25 Central Park West , Suite 1F, New York, New York 10023
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 Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-9:00pm
  • 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 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2015 - Present
Seleni Institute, 2014 - 2017
Veteran's Administration Hospital Systems, 2013 - 2014

New York University, PhD, 2015
New York University, Master of Arts, 2009
New York University, Bachelor of Science, 2007