Dustin  Chien
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Dustin Chien

He/Him/His

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York Accepting Online
Chelsea Accepting In-person
Updated January 13, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Relationship issues
  • Imposter syndrome

Professional statement

Dustin Chien is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who runs a private practice in New York City. He provides in-person and online psychotherapy to adults and teenagers (14+).

Many individuals who meet with Dustin are aware of how their anxiety, anger, or self-doubt contribute to unwanted patterns. Often, these can lead to experiences of Imposter Syndrome, feelings of overwhelm, or disconnect in relationships. Some are seeking therapy for the first time feeling uncertain, yet hopeful, to start a new healing journey. Others with experience in therapy are looking to explore newer ways of healing informed by the latest cutting edge research in neuroscience and wellness.

Dustin facilitates a space where his clients learn to connect with their emotions—both in mind and body—and gain access to their inner resources, which will guide them towards more clarity, self-compassion, and confidence. Dustin practices a combination of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help his clients learn strategies to regulate anxiety, identify and express their needs, and pursue goals that align with who they are. Dustin also specializes in helping his clients explore their identity and to navigate cultural dilemmas, especially intergenerational trauma and systemic oppression.

Dustin’s leadership and teaching experience extend beyond his private practice through providing workshops and supervision to providers in the NYC hospital system and community. If you are seeking support for a specific goal or a personalized path towards more joy and fulfillment, then reach out to Dustin for a free consultation.


Message to clients

I'm here to help you discover your inner strengths and resources, to shine a light on experiences that bring out the best in you. When approached from a place of curiosity and compassion, accessing painful feelings can lead to more clarity and confidence. I practice holistic and transformative therapies, including AEDP, IFS, and DBT, while specializing in alleviating anxiety, processing relational trauma, and navigating cross-cultural issues. If you're looking to explore a path that leads to more health and stability, and to connect more deeply with yourself and others, then I'd be excited to guide you along your journey.


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

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

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Imposter syndrome - Learning how to identify instances of imposter syndrome and combatting any beliefs that one is not enough or does not deserve good things; practicing assertiveness and developing confidence




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Dustin Chien 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: $275 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $275
  • Couples sessions: $300 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $80 (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
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

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 8:00am-7:30pm
  • Tue 8:00am-7:30pm
  • Wed 8:00am-7:30pm
  • Thu 8:00am-7:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Chelsea practice
307 7th Avenue, Ste 1707, New York, New York 10001
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 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2021 - Present
NYC Health + Hospitals, Gouverneur, Clinical Social Worker, 2015 - 2021

Silberman School of Social Work, MSW, 2016
New York University, BA Psychology, 2012


Licensure

New York: 089396


Languages

English

Mandarin