Welcome, my name is Suzanna Mila Chen and...
…I want to hear your story.
I have been dedicated to helping individuals explore and overcome things holding them back from reaching their full potential and enjoying life. I partner with my clients to help them achieve satisfaction and success in their lives.
I have always known that personal stories are important to me given my love for documentaries and giving emotional space to others.
In college I went on a journey to study the spectrum of human psyche from the mind to the brain by studying Psychology, Neuroscience, and Philosophy.
In medical school I received an Outstanding Performance in Psychiatry award and graduated with an M.D. thus becoming a physician. In addition to my medical training in the US, in order to expand my view of medicine globally, during medical school I did a foreign exchange rotation in Japan.
After medical school I worked as a psychiatry resident in NYC. During residency I strengthened my medical knowledge as well as my therapy skills. I saw a variety of clients including medical students from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, undergraduate and graduate students from Fordham University Lincoln Center Counseling and Psychological Services in Manhattan, as well as many other clients at different stages of their lives and with a variety of goals. In residency I was trained in individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, group therapy and medication management.
I am part of the American Psychiatric Association, Physicians for Human Rights, and the United Nations Committee of the APA. Given my passion for mental health and humanity I presented at the United Nations on a women’s mental health topic to push for more protection of women and better mental health treatment.
I work in a holistic and collaborative way by choosing a treatment that is most beneficial at the time, whether that is talk therapy only or a combination of talk therapy and lifestyle changes and maybe, if appropriate, medicine.