Pei-Han  Cheng

Pei-Han Cheng

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Murray Hill practice (updated April 25, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationships
  • Career counseling
  • Eating disorders
  • Identity development
  • Life transitions
  • Cultural adjustment

Professional statement

Dr. Pei-Han Cheng is a licensed psychologist in Midtown, specializing in relationship issues, career counseling, eating concerns and body image, and multicultural challenges. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University, and had an intensive training in psychodynamic therapy, multicultural psychology, mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Dr. Cheng has developed a specialty in eating concerns and body image since her post-doctoral fellowship in the Eating Concerns Collaborative Treatment Team at the University of Pennsylvania. She helps clients understand the underlying cause of their actions and develop a healthier relationship with food.

With career counseling, Dr. Cheng is collaborative, strength-based, and solution-focused towards supporting clients identity their dream career and take proactive steps toward career goals. Her most rewarding work is supporting women in balancing work and life, managing different roles and workplace discrimination.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Cheng is an Assistant Professor at Brooklyn College and a consultant on diversity and inclusivity for organizations. She is very passionate about supporting international individuals, first-generation Americans, and Asians/Asian Americans as they work through cross-cultural challenges, including grappling with different cultural expectations and developing their own unique identity.

Message to clients

It’s very empowering to recognize what you need and actively solve the problems. Through the journey of discovering yourself, breaking from unhelpful patterns, and practicing new skills or new ways of relating to people, you can thrive and enjoy life better. My clients set off for this journey in the warm, supportive space I provide.


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

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values

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

Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

General expertise


Pei-Han Cheng is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $275 (45min)
  • Initial session: $275 (45min)

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Murray Hill practice

6 East 39th Street

New York, NY 10016

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Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present

Brooklyn College, Faculty, 2018 - Present

St. John's University, 2015 - 2018

University of Pennsylvania, 2013 - 2015

Columbia University, PhD, 2014

Boston College, MA, 2008


  • Chinese
  • English
  • Mandarin

Client testimonials

Zencare client

Pei-Han sounds compassionate.

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