CHERYL CHING, LCSW
INDIVIDUAL, COUPLES, AND FAMILY THERAPY
"OUR FEELINGS ARE OUR MOST GENUINE PATHS TO KNOWLEDGE"
I believe in the power of the human spirit and the ability to overcome adversity. Sometimes we go through times in our life where we need someone besides people in our life to help us. Sometimes we have blind spots to why we keep repeating behaviors we know hurts us and those around us. Sometimes we need help outside ourselves to get us back on track. Talking during these times can help.
I've addressed issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, separation/divorce, school/academic issues, communication difficulties, developmental disabilities, early childhood, and stress. I work from a strengths-based, collaborative perspective, holding the idea that our stress obscures our ability to see our innate strength and abilities. As a cisgender woman of color, I am attentive to issues of social justice, oppression, marginalization, power, and privilege.
In my years of practice, I have assisted children, adults, families, and couples through life transitions and difficult times in their lives. I welcome children and adults of all ages and couples and families of all compositions. I look forward to supporting you on this next step in your life.
I am a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing for several years. I completed my Masters of Social Welfare at University of California, Berkeley. I have completed post-graduate training at Yale Child Study Center and Ackerman Institute for the Family. I am currently an adjunct faculty member at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, instructing and supervising post-graduate clinicians.
I have experience working with children, adults, families, and couples. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Repressing (EMDR), a trauma treatment. I have also trained to address sexual and physical intimacy issues.
provides an opportunity for you to talk about your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Sessions may include a wide range of issues such as depression/mood disorders, anxiety, bereavement/loss, relationship stressors, trauma, self confidence, mindfulness, identity exploration, and navigating life transitions.
can help improve the quality of your relationship, provide you with tools for resolving conflicts or help you identify and resolve long-standing patterns. Issues may include premarital or pre-commitment counseling, addressing lack of emotional and/or physical intimacy, infidelity, cultural differences, trust issues, communication difficulties, and financial conflicts. Speciality in navigating multicultural issues in relationships.
can help resolve challenging relational difficulties including life-cycle transitions, conflicts, multi-generational issues, extended family struggles. Sessions may include work that relates to parent/child struggles, family communication problems, transitions, loss, separation and divorce, historical and relational trauma, and power imbalances.
Fees and Insurance
Fees are set at the end of the first session, and are paid weekly in cash or check. Sliding scale is available.
People with insurance plans with out-of-network benefits are able to submit bills for therapy to be reimbursed for part or all of the costs of their visits. You may contact your insurance company before the first session to clarify the following aspects of your specific plan:
Does your plan offer out-of-network benefits for psychotherapy?
Is there a deductible for out-of-network benefits, and has it already been partially or fully met?
What is the rate of reimbursement for psychotherapy?
Many clients are also able to use their insurance or employer based flexible health care spending accounts for reimbursement for therapy, which is sometimes in addition to the reimbursement from the insurance company. Contact your employer for clarification about this.
80 8th Avenue, Suite 1303
New York, NY 10011
Located in Chelsea/Meatpacking District
Near A, C, E, 2, 3 L Trains and M14 Bus
Offering phone and video sessions