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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Years of Experience: 20

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


MA - LICSW [1019428]

Credentials and Certifications:


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
(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
(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

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

Problems Served
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 Career/Employment Concerns Child Abuse and Neglect Couple or Marital Issues Developmental Disability Disability Domestic Violence Education Education/Personal Development Family Issues Firesetting Forensic Grief/Loss Immigration/Newcomer Infertility Learning Disabilities 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
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 Humanistic Information and Referral Internal Family Systems (IFS) Mindfulness Based Approaches Outreach Parent Guidance Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Psycho-Educational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Social Support Systemic Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Methods - focus areas:
Other methods:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Group Online Therapy Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17) Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
College Students Immigrants/Refugees Unemployed
Brain/Head Injured Cancer Patients Caregivers Children of Divorce Diabetes Disabled First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Grandparents Interracial Families/Couples Learning Disability Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Obese or Overweight Offenders/Perpetrators Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Suicidal
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Hispanic Irish Italian Pacific Islander Russian
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

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