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Susan Lee, PhD
I'm here to teach you skills to help you better manage, identify, and address the cause of your distress.

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Susan Lee, PhD

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Prolonged exposure (PE), Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I have many years of experience working with individuals from a variety of sociodemographic characteristics with a range of mental health diagnosis including but not limited to a spectrum of anxiety disorders, depression, insomnia, OCD, PTSD, as well as dual diagnoses (substance use disorder and complex mental health disorder). My theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). In CBT, the focus of treatment is on the maladaptive thoughts or beliefs you have about yourself or situations in your life that can lead to distress (worries, sadness, anger), which then can lead to or contribute to mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and other more complex mental health diagnoses, etc.

In our first meeting, I will conduct a clinical interview in order to get to know you better as well as gather a thorough biopsychosocial history to understand your needs. Then based on your responses, we will have a discussion as to which of the many evidenced based psychotherapies will be the most appropriate for your treatment needs.

Once we make a shared decision about which of the above treatments is the most appropriate/most suitable to your treatment needs, treatment will entail the following: teaching you skills to help you better manage distress and Identifying and addressing the cause of your distress.

Education

PhD - Clinical Psychology, Loma Linda University

License Number and State

CA 31993

Pronouns

she/her

What are your interests outside of work?

I like to be active, travel, spend time with family and friends.

Why did you become a mental health professional?

Not to sound cliche but I became a mental health professional to help people and de-stigmatize mental health issues for the Asian community.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I try to be active, spend time with loved ones and walk the dogs.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

My favorite organization is Habitat for Humanity because their mission of providing homes is inclusive and empowering for both the recipient and volunteers.

How do you recharge?

I travel, exercise, spend time with frends & family.

Do you have any pets?

I have two dogs that were recently adopted together. My favorite pet story how supportive and loving my fur babies are with one another. When we take them for walks, the dog that gets too far ahead of the other will wait until the other dog catches up. They are also always giving each other kisses.