About Me

I am a Dual Diagnosis Counselor independently licensed in treating mental health and substance abuse. My licensure in addiction/substance abuse is temporarily on hold at my request. I have over twenty years experience as a face to face therapist. I am trained in a variety of treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral, solution focused, Trauma informed Care, Reality therapy, Existentialism, and Motivational Interviewing. I also blend in a Didactic (teaching) approach on a variety of issues such as communication skills, conflict resolution, stress reduction, anxiety reduction, self esteem assessment and tools for healthier relationships. I believe the relationship between counselor and client is extremely important. I work to create safe space where you feel valued, heard, respect and supported. Open and honest dialogue is a must. I do not judge but see us as a team working together. My goal is to aid you on a journey of self discovery, healing and growth. You have made the most important step on this journey, you reached out for help. This is a brave step, one I am glad you have decided to take. I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 23

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

OH LISW I.0009188


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Deborah Lee. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by Z.A. on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

She continues to be a light in my life. Thank you so much.

Written by I.N. on Jul 24, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is supportive and understanding

Written by S.A. on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, family conflicts, and career difficulties

I hesitated to seek help because nothing was "that bad" and I "should" have been able to cope on my own--and truthfully, I would have been okay without reaching out. However, thanks to working with Deborah I am more than just getting by, I am finding the confidence and tools to better not just my career (which was the primary instigator), but every aspect of my life and relationships. Thank you, Debbie!

Written by J.I. on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

She's absolutely amazing and very supportive

Written by M.Y. on May 18, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

She’s truly amazing and a great ear. She never pressures you to do anything you’re not comfortable with and it’s always a safe place with her!

Written by M.E. on Apr 06, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She is very kind and fun to talk to.

Written by D.E. on Jan 13, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

When having mental health issues it is hard sometimes to reach out. To the point it scares you to death. Deborah reaches out to me, it is so appreciated.

Written by S.H. on Dec 08, 2020 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Deborah Lee is highly empathetic and positive- yet realistic. She totally “gets” my issues and is great at offering help

Written by R.O. on Nov 02, 2020 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Deborah Lee has been absolutely invaluable. She is compassionate, understanding and seems to know what I'm thinking before I say it.
She makes me feel heard and I'm very grateful for everything she has done for me so far.

Written by M.E. on Sep 10, 2020 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She’s very lovely and understanding. I really like speaking with her!

Written by H.E. on Aug 27, 2020 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and compassion fatigue

Deborah has been a wonderful and compassionate person to work with. She really seeks to understand and empathizes deeply in our sessions. I find great comfort in speaking to her and it's helping me to see my issues in a different and more positive way.

Written by G.A. on Aug 25, 2020 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

After just one meeting with Deborah, I felt very comfortable sharing my story and listening for suggestions I look forward to our next meeting and establishing some longer term goals.

Written by M.A. on Aug 04, 2020 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Debbie is the first therapist I've ever had. She has exceeded my expectations in a therapist by showing empathy, active listening, and 100% support. Although I have not met her in person, I have complete trust in Debbie. I feel that she really listens closely to my rambling and does everything she can to connect the dots, allowing her to figure out the root causes of any pain I've been experiencing to find the best solution.

I have felt significantly better since starting to see Debbie.

Written by D.A. on Jul 31, 2020 after therapy with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship issues

Deborah is so great and have so much experience. She listen, give you good feedbacks and help you understand what you are going through. She is always concerned about your well being, she is the best ever! 100% recommended

Written by B.E. on Jun 29, 2020 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem

Deborah has made me feel completely safe, secure and supported during our sessions. She validates and shows great empathy towards each of my concerns, — helping me in providing ways and remedies in which I can use as coping methods to go about my daily life. I have always received responses from her within a timely matter.

Written by H.A. on May 09, 2020 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Deborah has helped me in more ways than one. She’s always there for me and provides relatable advice and helps me through my obstacles. I’d highly recommend to anyone a therapist like her!

Written by C.O. on Apr 14, 2020 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Deborah has been a huge help to me. She listens and allows me to express myself freely without fear of judgement. She encourages me to take care of myself and gives great feedback. She has been amazing to talk to.

Written by J.U. on Apr 07, 2020 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks

I love Deborah! She is always so supportive and open to discuss anything. She offers valuable advice as well as advocating for what is best for you! She has been a strong supporter in my life and I am so happy to have met her.

Written by P.H. on Mar 24, 2020 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, parenting issues, and career difficulties

Deborah has been helpful in cutting through to what I should be focusing on.

Written by A.S. on Mar 12, 2020 after therapy with Deborah for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

I only got to speak with her once but she was very insightful and helped me through my situation. She gave amazing advice, gave me a worksheet as well and I appreciate taking the time to speak with me. Was my first therapy session and it was nice to talk to a outside source.

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