Areas of practice
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Addictions - Sexual
- Anger Management Issues
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- LGBTQ Issues
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Men's Issues
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- School/Work Adjustment
- Stress Management
- Women's Issues
- Brief Therapy
- Feminist Psychotherapy
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
- Mindfulness approaches
- Narrative Therapy
- Relational Psychotherapy
- Sex Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
Other languages spoken
Counselling practice website:www.LeeTherapy.com
For my list of post-graduate trainings, please see my website.
Everyone's story is unique and no therapy session follows a predictable path. Yet the following steps provide a general outline of how your therapy sessions with me may progress: we identify a path that confirms your values and promotes positive change; we discuss the problem in concrete terms; we evaluate its negative effects on your life; we figure out exactly how it slips into your day; and we consider which skills reduce the problem. With even quite serious problems, this process takes a handful of months, not years, to attain lasting results.
With over twenty years of experience, I can help you with: relationship problems such as poor communication, conflict, and cheating; depression, anxiety, chronic anger, loss, or trauma; gay or lesbian concerns or sexuality generally; self-defeating behaviours around sex, pornography, or alcohol; and finally, obsessions, compulsions, and panic attacks.
Mindfulness practices often prove very useful. We can experiment with them, as we investigate the problem until we understand its history and reduce the ways it turns up daily. But we also clarify your core values, hopes, and skills from which emerges a chosen direction for your life.
- Two-day workshop on diagnosis and treatment, Otto Kernberg, MD, World Council for Psychotherapy Conference, Vienna, Austria
- Outcome Research for Social Work, Judith Globerman, Ph.D., Vancouver, BC
- Client-Directed, Outcome-Informed Therapy, Scott Miller, Vancouver, BC
Approaches to Psychotherapy
- Two-weeks, Intensives I & II in Narrative Therapy, Michael White, Adelaide, Australia
- Two two-day workshops, Scaffolding Conversations, Ninetta Tavano, Vancouver, BC
- Two-day Mapping Narrative Conversations, Michael White, Richmond, BC
- Four-day Therapeutic Conversations Conferences--6, 7 8, 9, 10, 11--David Epston et al, Vancouver, BC
- Two-day Narrative and Solution-focused Therapies, William O'Hanlon, PhD, VA
- Four-day International Conference on Narrative and Cooperative Approaches to Therapy, Michael White, Steve de Shazer, Insoo Berg, William O'Hanlon, Reston, VA
- Two-day Global Reach of Brief Therapy, Steve de Shazer, et al., Mt. View, CA
- Three-day Brief Therapy Intensive, Paul Watzlawick et al, M.R.I.,Palo Alto, CA.
- Two-year training program [as experiential group], Gestalt Institute, Boone, NC
- Conference, Association for Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, New Orleans, LA
- Two-day workshop, Shame, Realization, and Restitution in Restorative Justice, 13 hrs., Alan Jenkins, Yaletown Family Centre, Vancouver, BC
- One-day training, Joining Cognitive-Behavioural and Psycho-dynamic Approaches to Personality Disorders,” Dr. Drew Westen, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
- Sexual Trauma and Healing, Mark Schwartz, Masters & Johnson, Charlotte, NC
- Trauma, Dissociation & Attachment, 14 hrs., Trauma Treatment Assoc., Vancouver, BC
- Eleventh Substance Abuse State of the Art Conference, Kill Devil Hills, NC
- 4-day workshop, Gambling Addiction, Vancouver, BC
- Course, Substance Abuse Counseling, Community College, Sanford, NC
- Substance Abuse Protocol, Referral and Assessment Issues, Raleigh, NC
- Two-day workshop, Addiction: The Family Disease, OPC NC, Chapel Hill, NC
Couple and Family Therapy:
- Graduate-level courses: in Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, and Advanced Family Therapy, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
- “The Good Marriage” & “Beyond Divorce," J. Wallerstein, PhD., Chapel Hill, NC
- Two-day workshop, Treating Violence against Women, Maggie Carey, Vancouver, BC
- Two-year Intensive in Family Therapy, videoperson, Satir Institute, Chapel Hill, NC
- Group certification course & three four-day group trainings with David Hawkins, MD & Bernard Kempler, PhD, Atlanta Group Psychotherapy Conferences
- Two courses [as intensive group], Advanced Group Therapy, Boone, NC
- One and 2-day workshops on group treatment, Walker Shields, MD, Mary Goulding, John Gladfelter, et al., American Group Psychotherapy Association, San Francisco, CA
- Two 5-day group trainings in Gestalt Therapy, Jack Mulgrew, PhD, Appalachian State U., NC
- Group workshops, "Healing and Destructive Forces in Groups" & "Resonance and Dissonance in Groups," Carolinas Group Psychotherapy Society, Chapel Hill, NC
- "Flexibly Bound Group Model for Persons with SPMI," Walter Stone, Durham, NC
- Three-day group training, Gestalt Institute of Georgia, S. Imes, Dahlonega, GA.
- Two Group Therapy workshops, Canadian Group Psychotherapy Conference, Vancouver, BC
Anxiety, trauma, sexual compulsivity:
- Two-day Mood & Anxiety Disorders Conference, Riverview Hospital, Port Coquitlam, BC
- Two-day conference, Trauma, Dissociation and Attachment, Vancouver, B.C.
- Two-day workshop, Trauma and Sexual Compulsivity, Masters & Johnson, Charlotte, NC
- "Receiving and Responding to Stories of trauma and social suffering", 5 hours, Therapeutic Conversations IX Conference, Vancouver, B.C.
- "Working with Interrupted or Lost Storylines," 5 hours,TC IX Conference, Vancouver, B.C.
Client fee individuals:$150 (tax included) plus a follow-up email/record after each session, video or telephone counselling only
Client fee couples/families:$150 (tax included) plus a record/email after each session