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Janet Chen, MD

Janet Chen, MD

Adult, Adolescent, & Child Psychiatrist 

Welcome. I am Dr. Janet Chen, double board certified in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. I am currently accepting new patients into my private practice, Empire Behavioral Health.

I previously served as the Chief of Child and Adolescent ambulatory services at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell in Manhattan and as the Medical Director of the Child Psychiatry Access Network at the University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston. 

I treat patients of all age ranges from preschool through adulthood.  Using an integrated approach that incorporates psychotherapy and/or psychopharmacology, I tailor the treatment plan for each individual person. I also enjoy working collaboratively with therapists and other providers.


I am currently licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey, and Texas.

I see patients in person (limited) and via convenient telemedince services.

Areas of Expertise

Adult Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychotherapy.

My areas of expertise include:

  • Depression and Anxiety Disorders

  • Cultural/Transcultural Issues

  • Parent/Child Conflict

  • Parenting Issues

  • Adjustment Disorder

  • Young Adults

  • Stress Management

  • Relationship Problems

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

  • School Problems

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

During my time on the faculty at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, I helped grow the collaborative care relationship between the Division of Child Psychiatry and Department of Pediatrics by providing specialized training to other physicians. I have also presented at multiple national conferences and have been featured on television and podcasts discussing parenting strategies. In addition, I was awarded a Zero Suicide Initiative grant from the Cardinal Health Foundation in August 2020 to study prevention and treatment of suicide within the NYPH system.

Janet Chen MD

Contact Us

Contact me today to schedule an appointment or learn more about consultations, individual and family therapy, as well as medication evaluations and management.

New York/New Jersey

525 E. 68th Street

Box 140

New York, NY 10065


6221 Edloe Street

Ste. #202

Houston, TX 77005

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