Chuck Schaeffer

Psychologist, Ph.D.

Contact Info



  • Psychologist
    New York


25 Central Park West, Suite 1L
New York, NY 10023
Google Maps
Telephone: 718.577.1564

About Me

I help parents and professionals use neuroscience and the latest evidence based practices to overcome sleep difficulties , anxiety , panic, adhd, as well as perinatal + postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.

I completed my training at

  • Mount Sinai Medical School
  • New York University
  • William Alanson White Institute
  • Seleni Institute
  • VA Medical Center

In addition to my private practice, I serve as adjunct clinical faculty at NYU and psychological consultant to mental health startups and companies looking to enter sleep, anxiety, and men's mental health spaces. I write on my blog Psychlopedia for Psychology Today. My book "When Panic Happens: Short-Circuit Anxiety and Fear on the Spot Using Neuroscience and Polyvagal Theory" will be in print by New Harbinger in 2024.

My clinical expertise has been featured on NBC, Washington Post, Psychology Today, Huffington Post, and Vice News. Empathy is the foundation of my work.This includes providing an inclusive multicultural lens so clients of all backgrounds are validated and respected. In addition to my specialization I also welcome clients facing a range of difficulties with sleep, insomnia, relationship issues, career development/work-life balance challenges, depression, anxiety, and ADD/ADHD.

How I Work

I'm a Strength Focused Psychologist, who listens actively, collaborates deeply, and cultivates strengths to help clients live, work, and love to their best potentials. I always explore your concerns, work to understand your personal history, and nurture your strengths while developing strategies and possible solutions to help you grow, develop, and change.

I am a NY State Licensed psychologist with graduate training that is largely based in the psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, and interpersonal therapies. I know that good therapy and change can only happen when a strong collaborative relationship is built through ongoing conversations of what we are doing and what we hope to achieve in our work together.


  • ADHD
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Executive Functioning

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational

Age Groups

  • Adults
  • Young Adults (20's & 30's)

Religious Orientation

  • Jewish