Lindsay Chester, LCSW, 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. She has extensive training and clinical experience in the implementation of
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in its fully adherent form. In addition to her background in
DBT, Lindsay has advanced post graduate training in couples and family therapy from the
nationally recognized Ackerman Institute for the Family as well as the Gottman Institute.
Lindsay’s private group practice, City Behavioral Health, focuses on the treatment of
individuals with complex psychiatric needs, addictive disorders and personality disorders.
Treatment emphasis is placed on integrating behavioral interventions [DBT, CBT and ERP]
with more traditional methods of addiction treatment. 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.