Last updated: 4/25/2020

Wai-Por (Richard) Cheng, LICSW (978) 452-3711 ext. 1
Last Updated: 4/25/2020
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Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Gender: Male/Male Identifying

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Welcome! Seeking therapy for change takes courage, hopefulness and self-determination. There are many ups and downs in this competitive and constantly changing world. A therapist can be a positive force in your corner helping you to persevere, develop strategies, tap into hidden skills and help you have a better understanding to move forward.

I am committed to meeting you where you are and working with you to improve your health and bring harmony to your relationships. Together we will face challenges and take steps toward recovery from personal, cultural and institutional difficulties. You deserve to be treated with dignity and respect as you strive to be successful in your endeavors and fulfill your dreams.

For over twenty years, I have worked compassionately and skillfully with people of diverse backgrounds, including men and women, older and younger individuals, and foreign born or native residents. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, thought disorders, substance use, life transitions, migration issues and other common mental health concerns. My approaches are inclusive, contextual, person-centered and trauma informed as well as evidence based. I integrate traditional therapy with authentic, Eastern ethics, philosophy and values that are culturally appropriate and adaptable.

You are the Captain on this flight of recovery. I would be honored to serve as your co-pilot. Please call me at (978) 452-3711 to see how I may assist you on your journey.
Focusing on:
Advocacy Anxiety/Panic Disorders Depression Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Parenting Issues Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Stress Trauma/PTSD
Also serving:
Academic Accommodations Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Adoption/Foster Care Aging Anger Management Attachment Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Bullying/Harassment Career/Employment Concerns Child Abuse and Neglect Couple or Marital Issues Developmental Disability Disability Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Education Education/Personal Development Elder Abuse Family Issues Firesetting Forensic Gender Identity Grief/Loss Immigration/Newcomer Infertility Learning Disabilities Memory Problems Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Personality Disorders Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychosomatic Runaways Selective Mutism Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Suicidal Thoughts Traumatic Brain Injury Workplace Stress
Office and Contact Information
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Richard W.P. Cheng, LICSW
77 E. Merrimack Street, Suite 23,
Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 452-3711 ext. 1

Contact: Richard Cheng, LICSW

Office Hours:
MonBy appointment
TueBy appointment
ThuBy appointment
FriBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

The Therapy Room Associates
185 Devonshire Street
Suite 502
Boston, MA 02110
(781) 236-3037

Contact: Richard Cheng

Office Hours:
Mon9:30am – 6:00pm
Tue9:30am – 6:00pm
WedBy appointment
ThuBy appointment
Fri9:30am – 6:00pm
SatBy appointment
SunBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Day
Weekends: 1 Day

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Secure HIPAA-compliant Video (, etc.)
Telephone Counseling


Years of Experience: 30

MA - LICSW [1019428]

Credentials and Certifications:

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $125
Couples: $150
Group: N/A
Family: $150

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral
Initial Consultation

AETNA Health CIGNA HealthCare (PPO)
Beacon Health CIGNA Medicare Access Plans
Beacon Health Options Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP)
Beacon Health Strategies GIC Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Blue Care Elect) Mass Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP)
Blue Cross Blue Shield (HMO Blue) MassHealth
Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO) Neighborhood Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) Network Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity Senior Whole Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO Blue Tufts Associated HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare PPO Blue Tufts Health Plan (PPO)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island Tufts Navigator
Blue Cross Blue Shield Personal Help Network UNICARE Life & Health Insurance Company (PPO)
CIGNA HealthCare

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17) Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
College Students Unemployed
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Adopted Biracial Brain/Head Injured Cancer Patients Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness Couples Diabetes Disabled Entertainment Industry First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Learning Disability Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Obese or Overweight Offenders/Perpetrators Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Single Parents Step Families Suicidal Transgender
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Cognitive/Behavioral Psychodynamic Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Other theoretical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Advocacy Case Management Coaching Education Consultation Humanistic Information and Referral Internal Family Systems (IFS) Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Long-Term Mindfulness Based Approaches Outreach Parent Guidance Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Psycho-Educational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Relational Social Support Systemic Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Methods - focus areas:
Other methods:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Group Online Therapy Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Hispanic Indian Irish Italian Pacific Islander Russian
Professional Associations
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)