Lea Cheen


About Me

My name is Lea Cheen and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker living in New York City. I have both a Bachelor and Masters in Social Work, as well as a certificate in child and adolescent psychotherapy. I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including elementary and middle schools, residential treatment, and home-based therapy. I also have experience with teletherapy, providing care to children and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anger and aggression, and stress-related issues. 

My counseling style is warm, interactive, and client-driven. I treat all people with dignity, respect, kindness, and an open mind. My therapeutic approach is psychodynamically-informed, incorporating a combination of Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, and Psychodynamic techniques. I believe that when people are provided with a safe and non-judgmental space to explore, reflect, and process, incredible growth and healing can take place.  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 in 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.

It takes courage and strength to take the first step towards making a change, and I look forward to working with you to help you reach your goals!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Depression , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LICSW #LC50081534 (Expires: 2021-07-31)


Written by S.A. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Lea for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

In just a few sessions, Lea has already helped me navigate some areas in my life that I hadn't been able to on my own. She asks useful questions that challenge and encourage me, as well as help me see things in a way I hadn't before.