About Me

Hello there, I'm Elle and a licensed therapist in California.

Are you tired of having anxious thoughts and worrying and often feeling anxious, fearful, and uncertain about yourself and the future? For some of you, depression takes a lot out of you. Feeling down, irritable, unmotivated, tired, and pessimistic is exhausting. I know exactly what you feel because I've been there myself and through my education and professional training, I've learned life-changing tools that effectively improve how you think and feel.

My counseling style is supportive, encouraging, and positive. The most important factor in the success of therapy is the relationship you and I have and it's essential for me to build trust and connection with you while creating a safe space for you to share and heal. 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, and DBT according to your needs and specific situation for the best outcome and results. Another approach of mine 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 in the here and now. That's not to say that we don't talk about past issues. We'll discuss them when it's beneficial for your healing and growth. Together, we work on current problems, develop your life toolbox so you can graduate from therapy and live the life you imagined before starting therapy with me.

Don't spend another minute suffering, let's talk right now at support@caretherapyonline or text/call me at 949-441-2273.

Looking forward to meeting you,
Elle Lee, LCSW


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Grief , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Emptiness , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Isolation/Loneliness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

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


Reviews

Written by L.E. on Apr 08, 2021 after counseling with Elle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Elle is a wonderful counselor! I feel very comfortable speaking with her about what is going on in my daily life and looking forward to our weekly session. She is very helpful in breaking down cognitive distortions, negative thinking and issues with confidence. Elle is very positive and encouraging and I would recommend her to anyone!

Written by K.R. on Mar 28, 2021 after counseling with Elle for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Elle has been incredible. I had never been to therapy before and when I started working with her she was incredibly accomodating and supportive during the transition phase. Over the last few months, I have noticed a huge change in the way I think, process, and understand myself. Elle is not only a great, compassionate listener, but has given me tools and skills that I have started to implement into my life outside of session. I can honestly say that I’m seeing changes in myself that I wouldn’t have otherwise if it wasn’t for her guidance. I would definitely recommend her!

Written by J.E. on Mar 22, 2021 after counseling with Elle for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues

Elle has been amazing, she is very very non-judgmental and is always constructive. She is very good at seeing through the fog but isn't mean or forceful about helping you to see things more clearly. She has helped me with my relationship with my wife and helped me to see what my role in the relationship has been and how I can change it for the better. I would absolutely recommend her.

Written by C.H. on Mar 10, 2021 after counseling with Elle for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

Elle has been great to work with so far. This is my first time in counseling and she's been incredibly helpful in understanding basics and guiding me through what and why I'm feeling certain ways. And from there helping me be a better communicator and more assertive in my opinions and feelings. I would highly recommend!

Written by Z.A. on Feb 19, 2021 after counseling with Elle for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and adhd

I have been working with Elle for a few months now and I have already noticed a marked improvement in my daily mood and mental wellbeing. The strategies we have worked on are simple, easy to implement into everyday life, and most importantly incredibly effective. Elle always comes from a place of caring and understanding and sets goals at the pace that we agree I am capable of and comfortable with. I feel the more we work together the more I am learning about myself and understanding the root of certain negative emotions that I have struggled with for years. This is my first experience with therapy and I could not be more thankful for Elle and the positive impact she has made on my life.

Written by V.I. on Feb 18, 2021 after counseling with Elle for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Elle has been so helpful in helping me more confident, processing my feelings, and being a better communicator. It’s only been a few weeks and I have already noticed a difference in my thought process and mood. She’s a great listener and gives practical advice and allows me to feel seen.

Written by R.U. on Feb 17, 2021 after counseling with Elle for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coaching

Elle is a wonderful person to work with. Before therapy, my mind was all over the place, and I was feeling stuck in my life. However, since meeting Elle, I've learned skills like how to identify and challenge the many thought distortions that hold me back, confront uncomfortable situations, be more assertive, and realize my self worth. She is a kind listener that provides useful feedback and certainly a person who knows what she's doing. If you end up matching with her, you'll be in good hands.

Written by M.E. on Feb 17, 2021 after counseling with Elle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

I feel comfortable with her. She offers explanations to my thoughts and questions

Written by M.A. on Feb 16, 2021 after counseling with Elle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have wanted to be in therapy for the last 10 years, but there’s always been an excuse or reason that prevented me from committing to the process. Finally, after struggling with anxiety, negative thought loops, relationship fears, and the stress caused by living during a pandemic, I finally decided to take the first step. I saw an ad for Better Health and thought, “let’s just try it.” I was matched with Elle and thought, “let’s just see.” The pessimist in me was prepared to fail, but the part of me yearning for change was clinging to the hope that this really could work...

I am so glad that I not only followed that ad, but that I matched with Elle! I’m only a few weeks into this process, but I have already learned a ton of helpful information and strategies that allow me to better understand myself and how to navigate my anxiety and fears. Elle is an incredible blend of compassionate and supportive, while also helping me develop accountability for myself as I work to truly make change. I look forward to every session because I know I’ll have a safe place to vent, cry, ask questions, dig deeper, and learn. For this verbal processor, that is like a soothing balm.

I have a lot more to learn and many more ways to grow, and for the first time in a long time, I’m seeing results that give me hope for a happier future. I couldn’t and wouldn’t be feeling this way without Elle and her guidance, insight, and support.

Written by D.E. on Feb 03, 2021 after counseling with Elle for 4 weeks

Elle Lee has been fantastic to work with so far. I came to our first meeting with no prior experience with therapy and no idea how it would go. She immediately put me at ease, helped me walk through the steps we would take through each meeting, and at the end of every session I find myself looking forward to the next appointment. Her help in identifying problem areas and helping me work towards solutions has been great, and I fully recommend her service to anyone looking for help in the current turbulent situation the world is in.

Written by M.A. on Jan 27, 2021 after counseling with Elle for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and anger management

Elle has been great help ! She makes me feel seen, heard and understood. I feel safe and supported in a journey of change and growth. Not only does she help you she challenges you ,and most importantly teaches you new skills and lessons.

Written by M.E. on Jan 22, 2021 after counseling with Elle for 5 months

Elle has been fantastic to work with - as someone who had never experienced therapy prior to betterhelp, I feel lucky to have been matched with such a thoughtful and compassionate counselor. Elle is a great listener and she's able to delve deeply and carefully into my issues with anxiety and distorted thinking. Our sessions have been immensely helpful for my mental health and reduced anxiety. She asks questions that allow me to self-reflect and she shares very useful educational resources (worksheets, books, etc.) for learning outside of our sessions. I can't recommend her enough to others looking for a caring and effective therapist.

Written by G.A. on Jan 19, 2021 after counseling with Elle for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Elle is so awesome! I love that she is thoughtful, kind, and has a sense of humor. I feel comfortable being my true self in our conversations and I feel like she is great at asking questions that help me find the answers within myself. I was nervous about doing therapy virtually because I thought there would be a disconnect, but she is fully present in our conversations and BH's app has worked great. She's helped me organize my thoughts and tackle a lot of challenges in every aspect of my life through empathetic listening and gentle yet constructive advice.

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