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Last updated: 5/10/2019

Wai-Por (Richard) Cheng, LICSW (978) 452-3711 ext. 1
Last Updated: 5/10/2019
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
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Degrees:
MSW

Years of Experience: 20

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:

Cantonese
Chinese
English

Licensing:
MA - LICSW [1019428]

 

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.
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Richard W.P. Cheng, LICSW
77 E. Merrimack Street, Suite 23,
Lowell, MA 01852  
www.chattomakesense.com
(978) 452-3711 ext. 1

Contact: Richard Cheng, LICSW

Office Hours:
Mon: By appointment
Tue: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wed: By appointment
Thu: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: N/A
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

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

Contact: Richard Cheng

Office Hours:
Mon: 9:30am - 6:00pm
Tue: N/A
Wed: N/A
Thu: N/A
Fri: 9:30am - 6:00pm
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: 7 days

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 12 Hours
Weekends: 12 Hours

Accessibility:
Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Home Visits
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Weekend Office Hours

Problems Served (focus areas are bold)
Academic Accommodations
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.)
Addictions/Substance
Adoption/Foster Care
Advocacy
Aging
Anger Management
Anxiety/Panic Disorders
Attachment Disorders
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
Behavioral Problems
Bipolar Disorders
Career/Employment Concerns
Child Abuse and Neglect
Couple or Marital Issues
Depression
Developmental Disability
Disability
Domestic Violence
Education
Education/Personal Development
Family Issues
Firesetting
Forensic
Grief/Loss
Immigration/Newcomer
Infertility
Interpersonal Relationships
Learning Disabilities
Life Transitions
Men's Issues
Multicultural Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Pain Management
Parenting Issues
Personality Disorders
Phobias
Physical Illness/Impairment
Postpartum Depression
Pregnancy/Childbirth
Psychoses/Major Mental Illness
Psychosomatic
Runaways
Selective Mutism
Self Abuse
Sexual Abuse/Rape
Sexual Orientation
Sexuality Issues
Sleep Disorders
Spiritual/Religious Concerns
Stress
Suicidal Thoughts
Trauma/PTSD
Traumatic Brain Injury

Treatment Methods and Approaches (focus areas are bold)
Theoretical Approach:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Advocacy
Case Management
Coaching
Cognitive/Behavioral
Humanistic
Information and Referral
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Mindfulness Based Approaches
Outreach
Parent Guidance
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Psycho-Educational
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Psychodynamic
Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Social Support
Systemic
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Methods Used:
Educational or Psycho-Educational
Family Systems
Group
Individual
Online Therapy
Peer Support
Supervision/Consultation

Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age Groups:
Adolescents (13-17)
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Young Adults (18-25)

Specific Populations:
Brain/Head Injured
Cancer Patients
Caregivers
Children of Divorce
College Students
Diabetes
Disabled
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)
Suicidal
Unemployed

Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious Experience:
Buddhist Christian

Multi-cultural Experience:
African-American Irish Pacific Islander
Asian Italian Russian
Hispanic

Professional Associations
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

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

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Medicaid (or equivalent state insurance): Yes
Medicaid QMB: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral

Insurance:
AETNA Health, Inc. 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 and Blue Shield (Blue Care Elect) Mass Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield (HMO Blue) MassHealth
Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO) Neighborhood Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity Network Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO Blue Senior Whole Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare PPO Blue Tufts Associated HMO, Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Personal Help Network Tufts Health Plan (PPO)
CIGNA HealthCare Tufts Navigator