Lindsay Chester, LCSW, CASAC is the Founder and Clinical Director of City Behavioral Health. She earned her BA from the George Washington University and her Masters in Social Work from Fordham University with an emphasis on addiction and co-occurring psychiatric disorders.
Lindsay has extensive experience working in addiction treatment in both a clinical and research capacity and has worked in inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. Lindsay has held several positions at the world-renowned Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation where her clinical work focused on the treatment of addiction with emerging adults [18-35] and their families.
Lindsay’s interest in studying Dialectical Behavioral Therapy led her to participate in foundational, advanced and specialized trainings from Marsha Linehan’s Behavioral Tech. Following her extensive training, she accepted a role as a primary clinician at a private DBT practice performing fully adherent, comprehensive DBT treatment for adolescents, young adults and adults. In addition to her background in DBT, Lindsay has advanced clinical training in couples and family therapy from the nationally recognized Ackerman Institute for the Family as well as the Gottman Institute.
Lindsay has emerged as a leader in the field with her innovative perspective on the integration of addiction treatment and DBT. She teaches and trains the clinicians and staff of multiple treatment centers on DBT and how to integrate its principles into general practice.
•Substance misuse/abuse •Compulsive behaviors relating to sex, gambling, shopping and eating •Mood disorders [depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder] •Emotion Dysregulation •Borderline Personality Disorder •Family / couples therapy in which a family member is struggling with addiction •Issues surrounding executive functioning / activities of daily living
•Trauma •Eating Disorders •Couples and Family Treatment •Grief and Loss •Divorce •Infidelity •Life transitions •Self-Injury •Suicidal Ideation