Who is Cynthia Chase?
Cynthia Chase, MSW, LCSW is a psychotherapist in private practice in Westchester, New York. Her practice has spanned over thirty years. She joins the principles and practices of East and West in the joyful work of personal growth and enlightenment. Cynthia has led many workshops integrating a variety of approaches including Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Bio-energetics, dream analysis, Gestalt principles, psychodrama, meditation and energy medicine. She is a leader in the field of positive psychology which focuses on a person’s strengths instead of weakness or pathology. Cynthia has been featured in local newspapers and is a published author.
As a Reiki Master she has developed a process called Reiki Fusion, drawing on the positive focus of Eastern principles of energy work and on her own extensive experience.
Cynthia began her career working in an inpatient facility serving delinquent girls providing individual and group therapy in Connecticut; also in Connecticut she worked in the field researching the extent of rural poverty, creating a data base which provided advocacy services for the rural poor.
She went on to serve in the foster care and adoption fields, in the forensic world as a probation officer in the South Bronx; in that capacity she created a program utilizing group therapy as a means of helping those who were arrested and on probation as a sentence. She served as a pre-sentence investigator working directly with the DA and judges and later provided direct therapeutic intervention for those sentenced to probation.
As the Director of a child abuse and neglect organization in The Bronx she developed funding sources, supervised social service staff; in a unique innovative approach she founded a group for at risk mothers helping them foster a more loving, bonded relationship with their babies through infant massage.
As a researcher at the New School for Social Research in New York City in the field of child welfare Cynthia helped to create and execute a research instrument that helped determine the appropriateness of children placed out of their home, and later supervised others in that same capacity.
Cynthia also treated patients in an inpatient hospital facility in New York City, Bronx Lebanon Hospital, utilizing both psychoanalytic therapy and group therapy.