Taylor  Chesney

Taylor Chesney

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients for morning, evening, & daytime appointments in Upper East Side practice (updated November 18, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Relationships
  • Child mental health
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Social skills training

Professional statement

Dr. Taylor Chesney is a Psychologist and Director of the Feeling Good Institute on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Dr. Chesney and her six staff therapists work with clients of all ages, providing evidence-based care for a range of challenges, including anxiety and depression. Dr. Chesney specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and her approach to therapy is based on the T.E.A.M.-CBT model developed by Dr. David Burns at Stanford University School of Medicine who is also the author of Feeling Good, which has sold over four million copies.

In addition to weekly individual sessions, Dr. Chesney also offers intensive therapy, providing large amount of treatment hours over a short period of time to provide targeted care to resolve symptoms faster. She provides a thorough upfront evaluation to craft individualized treatment plans, alongside ongoing assessments and homework assignments to ensure progress continues outside of session.

Dr. Chesney’s style is active, collaborative, and results-driven. She is dedicated to providing cutting-edge treatment to help clients power through roadblocks and reach a life free of the burden of anxiety and depression. Dr. Chesney and other staff at FGI work with patients of all ages, children, adolescents, and adults, as well as providing parent education

Dr. Chesney received her doctorate in school-clinical child psychology from Pace University. Outside of private practice, Dr. Chesney teaches at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and is active member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association (NYC-CBT).


Message to clients

My approach to therapy is active, collaborative, and results driven. I provide my patients with the skills to overcome their anxiety, depression, and fears to help them get back to living a more satisfying, and enjoyable life. I push my patients to work hard to get better, so that they can achieve the results they desire. I try to develop a caring, collaborative, and supportive relationship with all my patients and their families.
The Feeling Good Institute is a practice dedicated to providing outstanding therapy for patients seeking tools for change. We offer full fee and lower fee treatment for children, adolescents and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, procrastination or habits and addictions using Dr. Burns’ excellent approach called TEAM-CBT, developed at Stanford University. We also offer intensive individual treatment for rapid results.


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 through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

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

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional dysregulation

Social skills training - Skill-based support to increase social efficacy, flexibility, and comfort


General expertise


Insurance

Taylor Chesney 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: $400
  • Sliding scale: $119 - $400

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Upper East Side practice

341 East 79th Street

Suite 301 & 302

New York, NY 10075

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

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2012 - 2018

Hackensack Medical Center, 2011 - 2012

Pace University, Psy.D./MS.ED., 2007 - 2012

Lehigh University, B.A., 2003 - 2007


Languages

  • English