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Alan Chest LMHC

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Alan Chest Licensed Mental Health Counselor

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a man of color specializing in expressive arts and dialectical therapy, I understand the power of mindfulness in combination with self-expression as a method of healing and self-exploration.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Alan-Michael Chest, MEd, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who stands proud both professionally and in personal life as a black man and member of the LGBTQA community. Alan-Michael is an expert in providing individual and family therapy sessions to children and families. He has substantial experience in mental health treatment collaboration, and places emphasis on assisting clients with developing core mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Alan-Michael completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Westfield State University and his Master of Education (MEd) at Cambridge College. Through his unique lens, Alan-Michael is able to focus significantly on trauma-based work through the use of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and expressive arts therapy. He understands the importance of meeting clients where they are at. Alan-Michael functions as a trauma-informed therapist who sees self-expression through the arts, narrative, and other creative therapies as impactful ways of influencing positive change and a positive outlook on life. He is culturally competent and highlights pride in self-identity as a means of taking back control of one's life and using this power to heal mentally, spiritually, and physically. Alan-Michael wants potential clients to understand that there is healing power in the helping relationship. The therapist and the client work collaboratively to set goals to meet the needs of the client first and foremost. Therapy is about understanding that empathy is about connection. A RICH therapeutic relationship is built on Respect, Information, Connection, and Hope.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Self-Esteem

Borderline Personality Disorder

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Self-Esteem

Borderline Personality Disorder

ADHD

Anger management

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Behavioral Issues

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Anthem

Cigna

Cigna EAP

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

Humana

Optum

Fees

First Session$240
Individual Therapy$195
Marriage & Couples Counseling$195
Family Therapy$195
Group Therapy$195

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy

Clientele

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Person-Centered Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Play Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Licensure

  • Massachusetts, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, 12459

Education

Master's in Mental Health Counseling, Cambridge College

Work History

Thriveworks

Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Worcester, Worcester, MA

Frequently Asked Questions About Alan Chest, LMHC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Alan Chest, LMHC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Alan Chest accepting new clients?

Yes, Alan Chest is accepting new clients for online therapy in Massachusetts and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Worcester, 405 Grove St Suite 201, Worcester, MA, 01605.

Does Alan Chest accept insurance?

Yes, Alan Chest accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Alan Chest offer?

Alan Chest offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Alan Chest offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Alan Chest offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Worcester, 405 Grove St Suite 201, Worcester, MA, 01605.

Does Alan Chest offer online therapy?

Yes, Alan Chest offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Massachusetts.

How quickly can I see Alan Chest?

Alan Chest typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Alan Chest speak?

Alan Chest conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Alan Chest online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Alan Chest online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.