My Approach to Helping
Dr. Arthur Chen, Psy.D is a Post Doctoral Resident in private practice. Clinically, Dr. Chen has experience in working substance abuse, eating disorders, and mood disorders (such as anxiety, PTSD, and depression) especially in exposure based therapies. His specialization is in the areas of self-esteem development, positive body image, and confidence development in both adults and teenagers. Dr. Chen generally incorporates real world experiences and social skills training into his therapies to maximize the therapy gains. He currently serves as an associate professor of psychology and is the Primary Therapist for an Intensive Outpatient treatment program. Dr. Chen has also presented and lectured at psychology conferences throughout the United States. In therapy, Dr. Chen first goal is to understand why a person is struggling. Then, work with the patient to build resiliency and strength to adapt and overcome life's challenges. Therapy is an investment in one's emotional development and happiness while finding the purpose or meaning in life. Sessions available in the day, evening, and weekends sessions. Dr. Chen also provides session via secured and encrypted video conferencing.
Dr. Chen has worked with both adolescent and adult in therapy. His driving ethos in therapy is to make it applicable to real life gains and palpable changes in the client's life. With this idea in mind, Dr. Chen will help guide and challenge the client to develop into a stronger, more resilient, individual while respecting the client's pace. Therapy is very much about growing and changing, which often requires a period of discomfort. At each stage, Dr. Chen works with the client to master the stage before moving on. This is especially true in social skills and self-confidence development.
If you have any questions or hesitations about therapy, feel free to contact Dr. Chen for a free phone or secure video consultation. There is no obligation to start therapy and the consultation is a great way to have your questions answered about what therapy is like, what you can expect, and for you to get a feel for what Dr. Chen therapy model is. He is available by phone most days of the week and will return any call or email within 24-48 hours. However, please remember, consolation request should not be used for emergency or life threatening situations. For those, dial 911 or go to your ER.