Welcome! It takes "courage, leaderships and hopes to change" (NASW). Recovering from ups and downs in a competitive and changing world needs positive understanding of all aspects-information, perseverance, resolve, skills, strategies, resources and balance moving forward. Richard Cheng is committed to meeting where you are, working together to develop new personal life assets for wellness and health, and face challenges or recovering from personal, cultural and institutional challenges. He treats each client as guests, deserving the full ownership, respect and dignity for the success as s/he dreams it. He will be honored to work with you.
Richard has about thirty years of experience working with diverse populations and settings (medical, community and academic);witnessing valuable processes how people grow, recover and resettle from difficult transitions developmentally as a person, deal with their hurts, wounds, disruptions and trauma and becomes stronger and evolved into a better individuals and maintain their self directions.
Richard also reckons that individuals are challenged by misrecognitions as much as reflexivity that requires support and help. Richard equates his clients as the "Captains of their Flights". As one of your 'copilots' in life, this platform can make a decisive difference once one puts their best intention and attention for their own growth. Please know that help is available. Thanks for your visits to this profile. Warm Regards.
Academic challenges - Addressing underperformance in coursework, school avoidance, and procrastination
Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
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 disregulation
Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Wai-Por Cheng is not in-network with any insurances.
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 33 years
Arlington Youth Counseling Center, Therapist, 2016 - 2018
Northeastern University, Therapist/Counselor, 2013 - 2015
South Shore Mental Health Center , Clinician, 2000 - 2010
South Cove Community Health Center, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, 1988 - 1995
Simmons College School of Social Work, MSW, LICSW, 1988