A New Jersey native, Dr. Chen is the youngest daughter of immigrant parents from Taiwan. She earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology from UCLA, followed by a Master’s in Psychology in Education from Columbia University, with Postbaccalaureate work in Pre-Health Studies from NYU..
She completed her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.
By completing her training during a year when the world was forced to embrace digital technology, Dr. Chen already has many hours of telemedicine under her belt. “I’ve been practicing telemedicine already. It increases people’s access and takes away the challenge of travel and having to take off work” she notes.
Having worked in the high-stress environment of New York City, Dr. Chen is adept at treating a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. She is skilled in treating all adults, with a special interest in adolescent/college-age patients. She also looks to extend her work to working with other first- and second- generation Americans.
In her free time, Dr. Chen loves exploring the parks in New York and her native New Jersey, snowboarding in Vermont, and spending time with her family.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine
Compulsive behavior - Coping with overwhelming urges and impulses, such as hair pulling or skin picking; developing alternative ways to reduce stress and alleviate suffering
Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood
Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety
Psychotic disorders - Supporting individuals and families to manage symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations, and agitations while maintaining healthy, supportive relationships
Mount Sinai Health System, Psychiatry resident, 2017 - 2021
Mount Sinai Morningside-West, Psychiatry Residency, 2021
Virginia Commonwealth University, MD, 2017
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