Yuen  Chan

Yuen Chan

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
New York Accepting Online
Midtown South Accepting In-person

I am seeing people in person who can provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination.

Updated November 18, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Attachment issues
  • Family issues
  • Trauma
  • Sexual health & dysfunction

Professional statement

Yuen Chan is a bi-racial, bi-cultural therapist with locations near the Flatiron, where she see's adults, couples, adolescents, business partners, and parents. Yuen's specialties are anxiety / depression, procrastination, perfectionism, relationship difficulties, and career burnout. Many of Yuen's patients also come to therapy to explore a wide range of identity issues, including sexuality and gender, but also those that surround race and difference. Yuen believes in tangible results and that action is as important as insight. It is through insight that we cultivate the courage to take action, but it is action that helps us elaborate our insight.

Yuen see's therapy as a dedicated, warm, non-judgmental space in which a person who is having trouble finding meaning or fulfillment in their life can come to talk to another human being who is trained to listen in a particular way. The focus is to help articulate complex feelings that impede a person’s growth. A lot of times people don’t know what is wrong, they just have a “feeling” that something is off. Yuen will help to excavate the storyline, by threading together common themes from the unconscious but also from our relational patterns (which really just means the way we usually relate to other important relationships). Being able to articulate one's inner experience helps provide great relief.

Yuen provides a warm, collaborative, and playful spirit within the therapeutic encounter, welcoming thoughts big and small, important and (seemingly) mundane, as being part of the puzzle that make up your inner psychic life. Attentive listening, active dialogue, radical curiosity, and detailed inquiry are the cornerstones of her practice.

As of July, Yuen will be seeing patients in person, though she is also available for remote sessions as well.


Message to clients

Welcome! I hope you feel good about taking the first step in reaching out, which is often the biggest hurdle to overcome. I understand this often comes with substantial anxiety about how this process can or will work, so I look forward to easing your mind once we meet. My experience has been that most people feel sharp relief even after one session and I want to hear and learn about you and the challenges or difficulties you are facing.

Taking part in someone’s healing process is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can witness. I am eternally in awe at the power of the human spirit to prevail, often in the face of unspeakable tragedy, and to see this up close within the room is nothing short of reverence- difficult to even put into words, but it is deeply transformative.

My experience as a therapist is filtered through the experience of being a bi-racial, bi-cultural cisgender woman, but I also think deeply about attachments to early caregivers, trauma, and relational patterns that often keep us stuck. I strike a good balance of empathy and warmth but I believe strongly in being honest and direct in order to advance your potential. Often that comes in the form of encouraging action by facing our fears, and developing your capacity to tolerate and metabolize frustration and pain through the safety of the therapeutic space.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Sexual health & dysfunction - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Yuen Chan 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: $275 (45min)
  • Initial session: $275 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $350 (60min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

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 8am - 8pm
  • Tue 8am- 8pm
  • Wed 8am - 3pm
  • Thu 9am - 6pm
  • Fri 8am - 2pm
  • Sat 9am - 1pm
  • Sun Closed

Midtown South practice
303 5th Avenue, Suite 1503, New York, New York 10016
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am - 8pm
  • Tue 8am - 8pm
  • Wed 8am - 5pm
  • Thu 9am - 6pm
  • Fri 8am- 1pm
  • Sat 9am - 1pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Paul Hymowitz, PhD, Psychotherapist, 2018 - Present
IPTAR, Psychotherapist , 2017 - Present

Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, Psychoanalytic training, 2021
Silberman School of Social Work , Masters of Social Work , 2018


Licensure

New York: 107660


Languages

English