Last edited 09/30/2021

Kao LeeLMFT

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Headshot of Kao Lee Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Availability

In Pacific Time

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In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

I believe that every individual has the power and ability to write their own life. We are all unique individuals and we strive to be better but sometimes we get lost in a vicious cycle of our past. When a person becomes stuck they differentiate from their true self and experience symptoms of anxiety, sadness, helplessness, hopelessness, low self-esteem, lack of energy & motivation, resentment, and a lack of spiritual energy. I work with clients to piece their life together by creating awareness of the conscious thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. In addition, I help my clients manage their symptoms through breathing, relaxation, and meditation techniques.

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

I begin by building a connection with my client by getting to know them as a unique individual. I learn with their help about their different life experiences and what they would like to work on. We explore the different issues, symptoms, or life changes that are impacting them. Together we collaborate with goals or outcomes that they would like to work on in therapy. Once goals are establish we will work towards achieving them. Occasionally, I will send my clients home with tasks so that they start making changes in their personal life. We will meet together to maintenance and adjust throughout the sessions as needed. The process takes time but it is rewarding. Change starts when you take that first step. Are you ready?

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

I believe that starting therapy is a scary experience that can make someone nervous as they will be meeting with someone who knows nothing about them. People may have feelings of anxiety and are afraid of being judge by their therapist or friends for attending therapy. To some, therapy is like the “unknown,” and they don’t know what to expect, this which leaves them pondering with many questions in their head. As for all things with the unknown we don’t know if it’s safe or not. In reality, therapy is a safe place free from judgment. It is a place where one can grow, overcome their past, forgive, and become a new being.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Anger management

Attachment issues

Body image issues

General Expertise

Careers

Work Stress

Relationship Issues

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Race & Cultural Identity

Social Anxiety

Academic challenges

Fees

First Session$100
Family Therapy$100
Couples Therapy$120
Individual Therapy$100

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Strength Based Therapy

Attachment-Based Therapy

Coaching

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Licensure

  • California, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 109967

Education

Master's in Counseling Psychology

Work History

I wanted to understand how the mental health system works and been in a various different places within the mental health field ranging from inpatient, outpatient, and crisis setting.  I find myself most familiar and relaxed in a crisis setting.  I have experience in working with different cultures and age group.  What I enjoy most is working with individuals and helping them understand what they are going.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kao Lee, LMFT

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Kao Lee, LMFT, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Kao Lee accepting new clients?

Yes, Kao Lee is accepting new clients.

Does Kao Lee accept insurance?

No, Kao Lee does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Kao Lee offer?

Kao Lee offers therapy for couples and individuals.

Does Kao Lee offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Kao Lee for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Kao Lee offer online therapy?

Yes, Kao Lee offers online therapy to people in California.

How quickly can I see Kao Lee?

Kao Lee typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Kao Lee speak?

Kao Lee conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Kao Lee online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Kao Lee online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.