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Lea Cheen Psychotherapy, LCSW

Lea Cheen is a licensed clinical social worker with experience helping children, adolescents, and adults work through life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, and trauma. She believes that when people are provided with a safe and nonjudgmental space to explore, reflect, and process, incredible growth and healing can take place.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“My practice is psychodynamically-informed, which means it’s based on the idea that our personalities are strongly influenced by our childhood experiences.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My path to becoming a licensed clinical social worker was linear. I have always had a desire to connect with others, and working as a therapist allows me to build connections while empowering people to become the best versions of themselves. I have worked in a variety of settings, including elementary and middle schools, residential treatment, and home-based therapy. I also have experience with teletherapy, providing virtual care to adults, children, and families. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, anger and aggression, and stress-related issues. My practice is psychodynamically-informed, which means it’s based on the idea that our personalities are strongly influenced by our childhood experiences. I believe that therapy provides individuals with an opportunity to have corrective emotional experiences by forming a healthy, trusting relationship with a warm, nonjudgmental professional.
What should someone know about working with you?
My counseling style is warm, interactive, and client-driven. I treat all people with dignity, respect, kindness, and an open mind. I strongly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and want my clients to feel safe and comfortable in sharing their feelings. All of our work together will be designed to meet your needs and meet you where you are at that moment. I will work with you to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your struggles, and ways to make positive changes. My hope is to support you, empower you to use your voice, and walk alongside you through your healing process.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am a firm believer in lifelong learning. This means consistently gaining knowledge through training and courses, but it can also look like gaining knowledge in unforeseen places, such as books, podcasts, social media, articles, and travel. One of my favorite ways to learn is from interactions with others. My clients are constantly teaching me new things about humanity and how to be a better therapist.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
Some of my core values include connection, accountability, and social justice. I view the world with acceptance and an open mind, and I believe that everyone has the ability to heal and experience growth. I also believe that everyone has the right to quality treatment, despite any barriers that may stand in their way.
“I believe that therapy provides individuals with an opportunity to have corrective emotional experiences by forming a healthy, trusting relationship with a warm, nonjudgmental professional.”
Interested in speaking with Lea?