Pei-Han  Cheng

Pei-Han Cheng


Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Union Square Not Accepting In-person
Updated August 2, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationships
  • Career counseling
  • Identity development
  • Life transitions
  • Asian mental health
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

Dr. Pei-Han Cheng is a licensed psychologist in New York City. She earned her Ph.D. from Columbia University and had post-doctoral training at University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Cheng's practice provides therapy for adults and teenagers facing challenges around stress, generational trauma, cultural identity, relationships, and significant life transitions. Bilingual in English and Mandarin, she is very passionate about supporting clients to navigate experience as immigrant/first-generation and develop their unique identity, resilience, and joy. She often works with interracial couples, and child-parent duo of Chinese/Taiwanese descent.

As an experienced therapist with a background in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and multicultural psychology, Dr. Cheng uses integrative approach to help clients gain insights and learn practical skills to make meaningful changes in their life now. Her clients have described me as engaging, warm, empowering, and candid.

Dr. Cheng also have an expertise in career/executive coaching. Clients come to her with a wide range of career issues, including burnout, taking on new responsibilities, or work/life balance. She takes a collaborative, strength-based, and solution-focused approach to help clients identify barriers and take proactive steps toward career goals.

Dr. Cheng's clients have succeeded in feeling more confident, more resilient, more flexible, and more skilled in life’s ups and downs and building meaningful relationships.

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

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

Asian mental health - Support Asian clients explore their racialized and cultural experiences; identify goals and practices for improving mental wellness from a culturally affirming framework.

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


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


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

  • Individual sessions: $325 (45min)

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


Union Square practice
442 5th Avenue , New York, New York 10016
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 Closed
  • 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 Closed
  • Tue 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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





Client testimonials

"Dr. Cheng was a great listener, kind, and relatable."
- Zencare client • October 2020
"Pei-Han sounds compassionate."
- Zencare client • August 2019