Wai-Por (Richard) Cheng
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Wai-Por (Richard) Cheng

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Massachusetts Waitlist Online
Boston Not Accepting In-person
Updated August 18, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Academic challenges
  • Addiction
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

Seeking help used to be challenging. It is now however the easiest time to seek therapy I have ever seen. It only takes your focus and willingness to take care of yourself by connecting with the right match of your needs today. Thanks.


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)


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Wai-Por 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: $150 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $120 - $150
  • Initial session: $160 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $160 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $160 (60min)
  • Consultation: $160 (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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Boston practice
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 Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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