Wen  Chang-Lit

Wen Chang-Lit


Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT Master of Arts, MA Licensed Psychotherapist Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Midtown East Not Accepting In-person
Updated August 14, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Work stress
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Wen Chang-Lit is a trauma-informed licensed creative arts therapist and certified EMDR therapist. She specializes in treating PTSD, Complex-PTSD, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, relationship issues, and addiction.

Wen is experienced in working with individuals who are children of abusive, neglectful, or narcissistic parents. Growing up in such environment can result in forming insecure attachment styles, fear of abandonment, negative core beliefs, poor boundary, emotion dysregulation and/or addiction. Wen helps her clients to reprocess past trauma and reduce emotional sensitivity, and to form positive self-beliefs and more secure attachment patterns through trauma informed, integrative methods.

As a creative arts therapist, Wen also incorporates music and art making, movement, and other creative process as a channel for her clients to express and explore the unconscious. The creative process helps releasing tension in the body and unburdens the client from suppressed emotions and the "product" serves as a reflection of the internal landscape ready to be explored. This creative process can be profound and enriching.

Wen’s clients often reported that after EMDR treatments, the same triggers no longer affect them and they are more able to move through difficult feelings with mindful self compassion.

Wen has witnessed the transformation in her clients and is passionate about her collaboration with her clients towards healing and personal growth.

Message to clients

Is your past hindering you from forming healthy relationships and living the life you want? Are you tired of working so hard to keep it together and to feel "normal" but are slowly crumbling inside? You are not alone and I am here to help.

Life is hard and I am glad you found your way here. I believe therapy is a collaboration. In our work together, you will feel seen and heard and You have the control and choice in every process along the way. I will help you identify and change limiting thought patterns and self-believes that hinder you from living fully and reaching your goals.

Often times, these self-believes were formed as a result of adverse childhood experiences and/or significant traumatic events. With EMDR, an effective trauma method, we can process the distressing memories and relieve you from the past. After EMDR reprocessing, my clients often reported that the same trigger no longer has effect on them!

If you are an Asian American and/or an immigrant, I understand and am competent in helping you navigate through the unique cultural complexities and struggles. Even if our cultural backgrounds are different, I can offer a unique combination of Western therapeutic knowledge and Eastern holistic approach and wisdom. I also provide therapy in Chinese-Mandarin.

I look forward to help you achieve your goals and to be liberated from the past, build confidence and to live with confidence and vitality.


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

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

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


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


  • Cigna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $175

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
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
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 (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 9am-5pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-5pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri 1pm-4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Midtown East 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 10am-7pm
  • Tue 10am-7pm
  • Wed 10am-7pm
  • Thu 10am-7pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 13 years

Private Practice, Psychotherapist/ Music Therapist, 2017 - Present
Trauma Affiliate at National Institute for Psychotherapies, Trauma Therapist, 2019 - 2020
Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Medical Music Psychotherapist , 2012 - 2017

EMDR International Association, EMDR Certified, 2023
EMDR International Association, EMDR Therapy for Complex PTSD, 2023
EMDR International Association, Sex Therapy and EMDR, 2023
EMDR International Association, LGBTQ+EMDR Therapy Experiences, 2023
PESI, Anxiety Certification Course: Integrate CBT and Exposure & Response Prevention for Treatment of GAD, Panic Disorder, OCD, Social Anxiety, & Phobias, 2023
Institute for Music & Consciousness , Music and Imagery Level II, 2021
National Institute for Psychotherapies, Introductory Internal Family System, 2020
National Institute for Psychotherapies, EMDR training, 2019
Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy, Poly Vagal Trauma Workshop with Dr. Porges, 2017
New York University , MA, 2010


New York: 001787