Laurence Chan, PhD

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Laurence Chan, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist located at Columbia Doctors Midtown. He serves on the faculty as an Instructor of Medical Psychology (In Psychiatry). Dr. Chan provides services for individuals with substance use and co-occurring mental health conditions.


Dr. Chan received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Iowa. He completed his internship at the Atlanta VA Health Care System and his postdoctoral residency at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. He has treated adults presenting with mood disorders, substance use disorders, trauma, and relationship concerns. Dr. Chan utilizes cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, psychodynamic, and motivational interviewing approaches in his work. He has provided therapy in various clinical settings including outpatient, inpatient, college counseling, community mental health, and supportive housing.


Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use Disorders
  • Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Group Therapy
  • Opioid Use Disorders
  • Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Substance Use

Academic Appointments

  • Instructor in Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry)


  • Male

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Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

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Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Behavioral Health (Columbia University Employee Plan)

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • University of Iowa
  • Internship: Atlanta VA Health Care System
  • Residency: Atlanta VA Health Care System
  • Fellowship: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation