Credentials and Policies

I, Chuck Ketchel, aka Charles W. Ketchel, am a psychotherapist in practice since 1984, with the following certifications and trainings:

  1. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of New York, license number R031920-1
  2. Certified therapist in EMDR through EMDRIA
  3. Certified Hypnotherapist through the National Guild of Hypnotists
  4. 1st degree Black Belt (1996) World Tae Kwon Do Association
  5. Tensegrity Practitioner: since 1995, extensive training and practice in the shamanistic magical passes taught by Carlos Castaneda under the auspices of Cleargreen.
  6. Yoga practitioner: 40 years of individual self-taught practice with sporadic traditional training. I have no teaching certification in Yoga.
  7. I Ching: 40+ years of experience using this synchronistic phenomenon, both personally and professionally. Studied the I Ching at the C. G. Jung Institute in New York City, however I hold no certification in this methodology.

With my training and experience I am well equipped to treat a broad spectrum of problems through a variety of modalities as deemed appropriate, with the full knowledge and consent of the client.

I accept no insurance. Upon request I will fill out insurance forms for clients who wish to seek their own reimbursement for my services, however, clients are forewarned that I am on no insurance panels and my treatment approach may not meet the structural requirements of various insurance companies.

Clients are expected to give 24-hour cancellation notice. Emergencies are an exception. Failure to do so will result in the expectation of payment for the reserved time.

My fee is $85 for a 50-minute individual session.

Client records are available to client upon request. I keep only one set of records. Records must be provided to a court of law if subpoenaed, or to another provider per client’s written request. I will not knowingly treat anyone pursuing legal action related to the problem they present. My focus is strongly problem resolution. I cannot be involved in the adversarial process of legal claims. I advise clients to either suspend treatment until a legal issue is resolved or find another provider comfortable with working within the dual focus. I am not.

Chuck Ketchel, LCSWR