Chardonnay Badchkam (She/Her)

Accepting Clients

I'd like to understand what you're going through at this time in your life and help you gain some clarity about your situation.

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in , NY


About My Clients

I am passionate about helping those of you who are managing long-term recovery from substance/alcohol dependance. For all who seek counseling, my goal is to help you to be in the driver's seat to your emotions, guiding you towards your true potential, and helping you build true connections with healthy fulfilling relationships. I work with clients who need assistance with continue recovery support, anger management, establishing/maintaining new relationships, and life phase anxieties.

My Background and Approach

I use a Psychoanalytic approach. Psychoanalysis basically means a kind of talk therapy that explores things you may be doing unconsciously, which may have a significant impact on the way you feel and behave. Some of these unconscious things may have led you to seek help, as you are aware of a problem, but not quite sure how you got to that point. I work more with listening to your feelings. Feelings are important, and can guide you to where you're supposed to go.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

The goal is to seek mindfulness by bringing processes that you are unaware of to the surface, then help you get into the driver's seat to your emotions rather than you letting your emotions drive you out of control. This is what competent quality therapy is, and the staple of my approach to helping you on your journey towards mental wellness. This process takes time and patience. In our work together I build an honest, non-critical, warm, and consistent environment to help you reach your goals. This is done at your own pace and my approach is tailored to fit your comfort level.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • NY State Empire Plan
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $75 - 150/session

Reach out to Chardonnay