Dr. Lee-Anne Gray

(MA, PsyD)

About Me

Lee-Anne Gray, Psy.D. is a psychologist, educator, and author. She is certified in EMDR, a trauma treatment, as well as a national speaker in self-compassion, mindful awareness, LGBTQ+ youth, gender, sexuality, assessment, special education, and gifted individuals. Dr. Gray is formerly an instructor of Psychology of Gender in the Departments of Psychology/Women’s Studies at UCLA. She was a forensic expert for the Public Defender of Orange County and conducted evaluations of incarcerated LGBTQ+ youth. Prior to this, Dr. Gray was supervising psychologist at the largest special education nonprofit organization in the nation, and had a thriving private practice between 2005-2013. In 2012, she curated and organized TEDxStudioCityED with the theme of Blending Self-Regulation, Technology, and Education.

She is the author of Educational Trauma: Examples from Testing to the School-to-Prison Pipeline (2019,) hailed by international scholars as a "...path breaking book." She is also a contributing author to Pedagogies of Kindness and Respect: On the Lives and Education of Children (2015), where she discussed Educational Trauma and Empathic Education for a Compassionate Nation (EECN). Along with young people as equal participants, Dr. Gray co-designed EECN to promote co-learning and mitigate Educational Trauma. She is the author of several publications, including two #1 NEW RELEASES on Amazon: Self-Compassion for Teens (2016) and LGBTQ+ Youth (2018); the card deck Self-Compassion & Mindfulness for Teens (2017); and The Happy Family (2014.) Dr. Gray has also served as an adjunct instructor teaching Ethics and Professional Development, as well as Clinical Interviewing, to doctoral students in clinical psychology.

In 2020, Dr. Gray served the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, as Supervising Psychologist, during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.


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

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


Psychologist #19540 (Expires: 2021-02-28)


Written by G.L. on Nov 19, 2020 after counseling with Lee-Anne for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Brilliant counselor with insight beyond anything I would have found alone. Speaking with her is very enlightening and helps me get through my week with more clarity, compassion and awareness.

Written by A.L. on Nov 18, 2020 after counseling with Lee-Anne for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr Gray is the second therapist I’ve had since joining the app, and I can’t say that I’m so grateful to have found her. She is so extremely knowledgeable in her field and in just a few sessions had gotten me to a place of feeling confident and secure. She truly is amazing! I can’t say enough about her.

Written by D.A. on Nov 07, 2020 after counseling with Lee-Anne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’m new to Dr. Gray, but so far it’s been an excellent experience. I’ve been in a decent amount of therapy and don’t often feel this seen/ heard by a therapist this quickly.

I also trust Dr. Gray’s expertise and am excited to uncover new insights and understandings of myself and the universe.