About me

I have a flair for helping people effect positive change in their lives. My offices are comfortable safe spaces to talk about difficult things and make tough decisions. The road to emotional wellness can be painful and challenging, so I try very hard to be encouraging and supportive while change is occurring. Hurt, pain and anger do not define who we are; it opens our emotional pathways to inform us of the need and time for change. Depression is usually an indication of the depth of personal disruption, so when it’s appropriate, I offer advice to validate feelings, encourage healing and to dismantle irrational thinking.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 24

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

AZ LCSW LCSW-21042

NY LCSW 050834

UT LCSW 12907396-3501

NJ LCSW 44SC06117300

ME LCSW LC21534


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Gay 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 on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Gay for 7 months on issues concerning grief

I have been seeing Dr. Lee for several months now and I am grateful that is helping me through a difficult period of time in my life. She is always considerate of my feelings and she follows up with past events. I feel as though I have a safe space to discuss what is going when talking to her.

Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Gay for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Lee has been supportive throughout all my sessions and made going to therapy something I looked foreword to. They were great for me and highly recommend if you are looking for a lively and attentive therapist.

Written on Aug 21, 2022 after therapy with Gay for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Whoever you are, wherever you are, Dr Gay Lee is the therapist for you. Therapy with her is a pleasure on rainy days and on sunny ones. I can't recommend her enough. Patient, compassionate, caring, responsible. I've done therapy but this is something else.

Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Gay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Had my first session with her and felt an immediate difference in professionalism/experience from other therapists I've tried out on the platform. I felt "guided" which is something I've been looking for - vs. other therapy appointments with other people that feel unstructured and like the wild wild west. Just in my first session I feel like I opened up a lot and made immediate progress. Super excited to keep working with Dr. Lee!

Written on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Gay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Best thing I have done for myself is getting council

Written on Jul 15, 2022 after therapy with Gay for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

She has already helped me so much and we’re only 2 sessions in

Written on Jul 04, 2022 after therapy with Gay for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, and compassion fatigue

I have only been with Dr. Lee a short time, but she has been a source of wisdom and comfort, and is a wonderful sounding board. She is particularly skilled in offering metaphors and analogies to help reflect back to me with clarity an understanding of the emotions and thoughts I am experiencing. I genuinely look forward to our discussions.

Written on Jul 04, 2022 after therapy with Gay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and coaching

This is THE therapist I’ve been looking for!

Written on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Gay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I have had the absolute pleasure to be working with Dr. Lee as my therapist. I have been in therapy the better part of my life and I have been extraordinarily lucky to be now sharing my time in therapy with a wise, intelligent, thoughtful woman who is well educated, refined and such heartfelt attention to detail. I literally could not believe how this has positively impacted my difficult days and I have so much more hope for my future. Dr Lee provides me with compassionate support by effectively listening and advising me with her immense knowledge and applied therapeutic techniques to address my specific issues. I have not always looked forward to therapy, however, I find speaking to Dr. Lee effortless and I am able to trust her judgment and suggestions. It takes a lot for me to trust anyone outside of my family and yet it was an immediate connection that I am very encouraged to do the work necessary to have a better quality of life. I am very thankful that I now have the very best therapist I have ever had in the past 30 years. I know how lucky I am, it’s not easy finding a doctor who sees me at my worst and I finish my sessions feeling lighter and just a little bit stronger than the day before.

Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with Gay for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Lee allows me to feel heard in session. She provides a comfortable rapport and encourages me to explore my thoughts and feeling deeper.

Written on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Gay for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Lee understands me in a way that I myself don´t .

Written on Apr 16, 2022 after therapy with Gay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I had my first session with Dr. Lee recently and immediately it felt great. I was immediately understood, and felt listened to. A weight felt like it was lifted off of my shoulders, and I felt a lot better after our session

Written on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Gay for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Lee is a wonderful therapist, she always makes me feel at ease and comfortable like I'm talking to a friend while still helping direct the session to my goals. She's helped me find the root of a number of mental hang ups and issues and has been a great help for me in learning how to handle my ADHD.

Written on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Gay for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

She literally saved my life and so without her guidance and love and support I would not be who I am and for the first time ever I like who I’m becoming.

Written on Jan 11, 2022 after therapy with Gay for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Gay is a wonderful therapist. She is very understanding and attentive, and I'm glad to have had so many conversations with her. She helped me out of multiple spirals, and helped steer me in the right direction.

Gay Lee will be going down as my favorite therapist to date. I have had many therapists before her, and none of them have been able to break through like Gay has. I will remember her years from now, and her advice and guidance will stick with me for a very long time. Thank you!

Written on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with Gay for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I believe that Dr. Lee was not particularly helpful in teaching me anything. They did not provide any sort of tools that I would be able to use for communication, dealing with my emotions or trauma. A bit unprofessional as a therapist and also did not particularly do anything to make me feel comfortable in speaking about my feelings, thoughts and experiences. My experience with them was mostly poor, and towards the end of my time with Dr. Lee they made no apparent effort to speak to me politely or separate their personal matters from our sessions.

Written on Dec 17, 2021 after therapy with Gay for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life change

She is the absolute best

Written on Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with Gay for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

I love the way Gay sees the entire moving picture. You paint the scene and she just gently nudges you to an epiphany with a single careful sentence. Delightfully comfortable and supportive.

Written on Sep 05, 2021 after therapy with Gay for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

Gay Lee has been very helpful and understanding. She is a great listener and offers the perfect amount of to-the-point insights.

Written on Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Gay for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

An amazing therapist, I wish I could stay with Gay Lee. I appreciate your counseling session.

Written on Aug 26, 2021 after therapy with Gay for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Gay is a wonderful therapist. I highly recommend her wisdom and style.

Written on Jun 28, 2021 after therapy with Gay for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Gay Lee helped me get out of a really dark place and felt like a friend while doing it. I highly recommend.

Written on May 25, 2021 after therapy with Gay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Gay is a breath of fresh air who has quickly become a trusted source of support and insight. I feel I can be honest about the things I'm struggling with, and she hears and validates my concerns without passing judgement on them. It helps that I genuinely enjoy talking with her too!

Written on Feb 23, 2021 after therapy with Gay for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

I really enjoyed all of my sessions with Gay. She was a joy to talk to and helped me through some very tough situations. I would recommend her to anyone that wants someone who will speak honestly to them and in a way that is very relatable.

Written on Feb 13, 2021 after therapy with Gay for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Gay understands me in a way that not many other therapists have. I am so grateful for her expertise, experience, and support. She gives me validation for things in life that have helped me immensely already. She is excellent!

Written on Nov 16, 2020 after therapy with Gay for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Gay makes me feel very comfortable during our sessions. It’s like talking to a very knowledgeable friend, no judgment, just understanding. She meets me where I am which is truly appreciated.

Written on Nov 12, 2020 after therapy with Gay for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and adhd

Gay is the best therapist I’ve ever had. She listens and truly understands me! So happy I found her!

Written on Oct 25, 2020 after therapy with Gay for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Very supportive. Provides coping mechanism and advice.

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