Andrew  Chesler

Andrew Chesler

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York Not Accepting Online
Manhattan Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available New York therapists on Zencare.

Updated July 22, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships
  • Chronic illness
  • Family issues

Professional statement

Andrew Chesler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adults of all ages in his Midtown Manhattan office near Penn Station. He specializes in helping individuals who are going through a life transition, relationship conflict, or feel stuck in a pattern of anxiety or depression. Andrew also has expertise in helping those with chronic illnesses, their caregivers, and those who have lost a loved one.

Trained in several therapeutic methods, Andrew uses an eclectic and common sense approach that is grounded in psychoanalytic theory, but may also incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational-interviewing, and mindfulness techniques. His work is collaborative and takes place in an environment that is safe and supportive. 

With Andrew, the psychotherapeutic process often begins by carefully identifying what a person is experiencing. This leads to an examination of what situation or event caused an intensification of anxiety, depression, or relationship strife. The work may continue with an investigation of how destructive or painful beliefs and behaviors began. 

Insights gained in therapy help people to discover and use their own strengths, as well as to develop strategies to overcome internal and external conflicts. Through the therapeutic process individuals can acquire self-knowledge and situational understanding.


Message to clients

I provide a safe and empathic place in which you can examine the issues that need attention so that you better understand them, yourself, and can make changes that will help you lead a more rewarding life. I realize that seeking therapy can feel daunting--but it is worth the effort. Finding a therapist who feels right for you is the most important first step. To make the process easier I offer a free initial phone consultation to help you decide if we would work well together before moving forward.


Specialties

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • United Healthcare
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Andrew offers a complimentary initial session.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00am-2:00pm, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Manhattan practice
231 West 29th Street, Suite 301, New York, New York 10001
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 Online only
  • Tue 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 10:00-8:00pm
  • Thu 10:00-8:00pm
  • Fri None
  • Sat None
  • Sun None

Work and Education

PPSC, The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, 2018 - Present

Vassar College, BA
Parsons School of Design, MFA
Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, MSW


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"It was a good call. I'm looking forward to our first session."
- Zencare client • May 2021
"Andrew was a great listener and was willing to work with my limited budget."
- Zencare client • February 2021
"Andrew was very kind over the phone and really took his time to consider my situation, as well as how well he could be suited to help it."
- Zencare client • December 2020