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Edward (Ed) Lei, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Parenting issues Depression ADHD
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About me

Does life seem like trudging through the mud? Do you feel sad and empty and get tired easily? Does life no longer seem enjoyable? Do you struggle to maintain daily responsibilities? I get where you are. Life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, but you don’t have to go through challenges alone. While pain and harshness of reality are often inevitable, you can discover joy, peace, satisfaction and restoration. In the midst of difficulties, heartbreaks and wounds, I can help you find contentment and healing in your journey and get unstuck and empowered.
Being a therapist is a great privilege and honor, and I deeply value the dignity and uniqueness of each individual. My approach is direct and results-oriented but tailored to your needs, issues and goals in an atmosphere of caring, empathy and compassion.
I’m Ed. I’m excited you found me. I am a bilingual therapist (Mandarin). I have two advanced degrees (Masters of Social Work & Masters of Science in School Psychology), 3000 hours of supervision for licensure and more than twenty years of experience working with people of all ages. I am passionate and specialize in working with individuals struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, ADHD, parenting issues, chronic medical issues and life transitions. I can also work with social workers, schools, nurses, doctors and other individuals in communities.

I applaud you for taking the first step toward healing. I invite you to contact me for a free 15-minute consultation and together, we can assess whether I might be the person to walk with you in your journey to a fulfilling, joyful and satisfying life.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sex Addiction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Languages

EnglishMandarin

License information

CA LCSW 65078

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Edward (Ed) Lei. 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.

Ed has been absolutely fabulously there for me. I am so happy to have been his client/pt for the last year and a half. He's helped me inbox and sort through so much, taught me some great coping techniques to utilize when stressed and anxious, and has been a great cheerleader for my mental health., and an excellent listener. Thank you so very much.

Written on Jan 30, 2023 after therapy with Edward (Ed) for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Ed was a big help. He is a great listener and is very informative in his field. He always has a response to the problems you may be having.

Written on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Edward (Ed) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Edward is absolutely amazing. I mean he really gets it, and is super supportive!

Written on Sep 15, 2021 after therapy with Edward (Ed) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, coaching, and adhd

Ed is very empathetic and sharp, he is perceptive enough to pick up on things right away even through the remote counseling

Written on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Edward (Ed) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Edward is the best counselor I have ever met. He is sincere and kind. He really listened and cared about me, he also provided good methods to help me to learn more about myself and issues. Highly recommended.

Written on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Edward (Ed) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coping with life changes

Ed is fantastic and has helped me so much already even in the short time that I’ve been working with him!

Written on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Edward (Ed) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and adhd