Chet Lesniak

Core Faculty
College of Psychology and Community Services
School of Psychology
Ph.D. Psychology

Dr. Chet Lesniak is Core Faculty member in the PhD Psychology Program in the School of Psychology. His PhD is from New York University and MA degree is from the Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research. He completed a joint internship at the NYU Medical Center Rusk Institute and Bellevue Hospital Medical Center. His post-doctoral experience was in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services at Cape Cod Hospital. He has been licensed in 7 states and is in the National Health Service Providers in Psychology. He is currently licensed as a Psychologist in Masschusetts, New York, and New Hampshire. He has worked in medical settings, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, schools, as well as in private and group clinics in both urban and rural settings. He consults in the area of psychological and neuropsychological assessments. He works with patients across the life span from early childhood to older adults. He has held faculty appointments in undergraduate programs, as well as in graduate schools of psychology. Dr. Lesniak's professional interests reflect his education, training, and experience in psychotherapy and neuropsychology with people across the lifespan. His mentors were mentees of Carl Rogers, Carl Jung, Wolfgang Kohler, and Jon Kabat-Zinn. His areas of professional interest include psychotherapy and alternative approaches to psychotherapy, health psychology, contemplative psychotherapy, spirituality and religion, Buddhist psychology, aging, neuropsychology, diversity, LGBTQIA+, and issues related to the technology, the internet, and social media.


PhD, New York University

MA, New School University