OLGA CHESELKA, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist


4 West 90th Street, Apt 1A,
New York, New York 10024
Telephone: 212-787-5973
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501 East Boston Post Rd.,
Mamaroneck, New York 10543
Telephone: 914-381-0308

oc@olgacheselka.com
http://www.olgacheselka.com

For over 25 years I have helped people from many different backgrounds find solutions to a wide range of problems. I have learned that people get the most help from a therapist who listens carefully to what their struggles are, and who works collaboratively to develop a fresh approach. I donít expect that there is one answer that will fit or suit everyone. Often the answers lie in being able to find a reasonable means of regulating and balancing conflicting expectations and needs.

I work with individuals (adults and adolescents) and couples, using an eclectic approach which includes psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral techniques. I commonly work with issues relating to anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, loss, and work/careers. More specific matters about lifestyles and transitions in life include: working on intimate relationships, marriage, starting or blending families, divorce, mid-life crises, health issues, addictions, concerns of individuals in creative fields and non-traditional careers, and concerns of people who identify as LGBTQ.

I feel that being a good therapist requires a blend of science and art, and I regularly attend seminars and continue to study the human condition. In addition, I teach and supervise professionals in the mental health field, and I am a faculty member and Training and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute.


My philosophy is based on the idea that everyone encounters difficulties and setbacks in life. As a compassionate and well trained professional I can help you find solutions to problems, even though those problems may be embedded in very old patterns. Even as life becomes increasingly complex, I can help you find balance, satisfaction, and resolution in your life.

Education:

Livingston College, Rutgers University, B.A., 1972
New York University, Social-Personality Psychology, M.A., 1976
St. Johnís University, Clinical Psychology, Ph.D., 1983
William Alanson White, Certificate in Psychoanalysis, 1989

Professional Memberships:

American Psychological Association
New York Psychological Association
Westchester Psychological Association
William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society