About Me

Hello there and welcome to my profile! I am a licensed clinical social worker in California. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California Irvine (UCI) and a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work with a mental health concentration from the University of Southern California (USC). I have several years of experience working with teens, young and older adults to overcome various challenges that arise from anxiety and depression. Currently, my focus is on helping millennial women improve self-esteem and self-worth. Here are the areas I can help you with:

-Gain healthy self-esteem and self-worth through self-awareness, identifying harmful and negative thought patterns, and self-limiting beliefs
-Learn tools for emotional stability
-Learn what boundaries are and set them according to your values

-Begin creating healthy relationships
-Begin dating or heal your relationship in a healthy way
-Finally stop negative thinking that keeps you stuck and trapped in a vicious cycle that causes pain and suffering. I'll show you new ways of thinking and ways to manage your thoughts in a rational, positive way.
-Learn your attachment style and how it affects your self-esteem and self-worth
My counseling style is supportive, encouraging, and positive. It's important to me to build trust, connection, and mutual respect with you to begin doing the work needed to get the results you want. My approach is that I don't believe in talking about past problems over and over again. This reinforces old and unhelpful emotions instead of working on what you can change today that isn't working for you. With me, we don't live in the past; we live in the current moment so you can enjoy the now in a new and healthy way.

One of my strongest skill set as a therapist is pulling from a combination of interventions specific to your needs. I use evidence-based strategies and techniques from ACT, CBT, DBT, and PST.

I'm excited to meet you and look forward to helping you.
xo, Elle Mai Lee


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Emptiness , Family Problems , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #94460 (Expires: 2022-03-31)


Written by C.H. on Jan 13, 2021 after counseling with Elle for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Elle is wonderful! She is the first therapist I ever had, and she never makes me feel like any of the things I struggle with is too small or too big. She's warm, kind, attentive and professional. I was super lucky to be paired with her! In the 6 months I've worked with her I have observed significant difference in my ability to manage anxiety, communication better, and be more mindful of my relationships and my thoughts. With the tools I've gained through sessions and the insights she helped me to realize, I've been able to find so much more freedom and agency in my life. I've grown in my ability to creative problem solve, observe myself more objectively and overcome many cognitive distortions. Elle is very good at employing concepts to explain the differences between thoughts and reality, and gathering the evidence to counter negative thoughts. I feel she's really been willing go to the deep end with me even when I can't exactly explain everything I'm experiencing. She helped me realize that the goal of life is to have the tools to cope with them, and that's more than enough.

Written by S.H. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with Elle for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Elle is the best counselor there is! I look forward to our sessions because she is kind, caring, compassionate and it is clear how much she cares about her clients and her work. Therapy is never easy, but with Elle, I feel motivated and confident in pushing through my own journey. Elle is supportive and provides clear and effective tools that have allowed me to work through some difficult situations. I truly cannot thank her enough for such a positive life changing experience in therapy!

Written by M.E. on Dec 02, 2020 after counseling with Elle for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Elle is a great source of support. She provides useful tools to help me navigate difficult situations. She is open and encouraging and is really helping me.

Written by Z.A. on Oct 05, 2020 after counseling with Elle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Elle is absolutely wonderful. She has been super attentive throughout all of our sessions and really tries to understand things from my perspective. I also love her realistic approach to handling life's daily challenges and traumatic experiences. The tools i've been given during our counseling sessions have proven to be super helpful and sustainable.

Written by S.O. on Sep 23, 2020 after counseling with Elle for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Elle has been a wonderful person to walk with me through the really challenging journey I’m on right now. She’s a kind, warm, and supportive counselor who has helped me recognize my own harmful patterns of behavior and she has been with me as I try to change those patterns. I don’t know where’d I’d be without her patient encouragement and consistent follow up during sessions and via messaging. She has given me various tools to help me improve my thoughts and actions. Thank you Elle for being such a rock star counselor!

Written by S.A. on Aug 10, 2020 after counseling with Elle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

Elle has done a great job of making me feel heard and helping me to understand my issues are common things people experience and that they can be worked through