Last edited 05/16/2023

Qian Zhang LCSW

She / Her / Hers

Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Qian Zhang Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Learn more about my:

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

I came from a community where mental health issues were severely stigmatized. My understanding of the power and significance of humans’ mental well-being guided me to receive clinical mental health education at Columbia University. Due to my interest in psychoanalysis and passion for serving LGBTQ+ individuals, I attended an intensive psychoanalytic psychotherapy program and LGBTQ+-affirmative therapy training. Being one of the therapists in the group practice settings, I treated clients with a wide range of mental health issues, including depression, career-related stress, immigration-related stress, identity confusion, life transition issues, procrastination, traumas, low self-esteem, interpersonal issues, etc. My clinical experience helps you connect with your unique strengths, find self-fulfillment, and reach your potential.

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

I am a relational therapist, and I believe good relationships bring healing. My work will start with building trust in a safe and nonjudgmental space. We will work issues out together within a warm and comfortable therapeutic alliance. My approach will help you to dig out rooted problems, learn adaptive coping skills, reconcile with your difficult emotions, gain insight into past and current experiences, and find closure to your psychological wounds. Mindfulness is integrated into my clinical practice to help you connect with your body, cope with your intrusive thoughts, improve your concentration, and enjoy the present moments. I work well with clients with reflective capacities. I facilitate explorative and reflective conversations to help you find your own solutions to your challenges.





Asian (East/Southeast)



Work Stress

Relationship Issues


Life transitions

General Expertise


Academic challenges

Aging related concerns

Attachment issues

Communication issues

Cultural adjustment

Family issues

Identity development

In-Network Insurance



UnitedHealthCare (UHC)


Oscar Health

Oxford Health Plans


Individual Therapy$200

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Mindfulness Practices

Psychoanalytic Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy

Training / Certifications

William Alanson White Institute -Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program

The LGBTQ Institute for Family Therapy (LIFT) Certification Program


  • New York, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 094888


Columbia University, Master of Social Work

Work History

Qian Zhang is a bilingual therapist (Mandarin and English) who provides care to address a wide range of challenges, such as depression, anxiety, interpersonal issues, and low self-esteem. She has expertise in working with young professionals, immigrants, and LGBTQ+-identified individuals. Her approach combines psychodynamic, mindfulness-based, and LGBTQ+-affirming therapies.

Frequently Asked Questions About Qian Zhang, LCSW

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

Is Qian Zhang accepting new clients?

Yes, Qian Zhang is accepting new clients.

Does Qian Zhang accept insurance?

Yes, Qian Zhang accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna, Optum, Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

What types of therapy does Qian Zhang offer?

Qian Zhang offers therapy for individuals.

Does Qian Zhang offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in New York can book Qian Zhang for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Qian Zhang offer online therapy?

Yes, Qian Zhang offers online therapy to people in New York.

How quickly can I see Qian Zhang?

Qian Zhang 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 Qian Zhang speak?

Qian Zhang conducts therapy sessions in English and Chinese.

Can I book an appointment with Qian Zhang online?

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