Lee Shadeck

(M.A., NCC, LPC)
Therapist Lee  Shadeck Photo

About Me

Greetings. My name is Lee Shadeck and I have been helping people in one form or another since I got fired from a gas station in 1996. I got my introduction into the helping professions in Southern Oregon working with adults with disabilities for a few years before returning home to Pennsylvania to start a family with my wife. I received my Bachelors Degree in Education in 2001 and promptly chose not to use that degree for it's intended purposes and became a Crisis Worker on and off for the next decade. I have worked in group homes, taught Life Skills to incarcerated youth, have been a Case Manager to dual diagnosed adults, and have been the liaison to a State Hospital for adults with Developmental Disabilities. I received my Masters Degree in Counseling in 2011 and have been working as a counselor in higher education as well as doing a bit of adjunct instruction since that time. So I understand that the career and life path is often not a direct route.

I am the father of three beautiful, intelligent, well adjusted, usually content, sometimes happy, emerging adults and I hold my job in helping them become good humans as my most valued and important purpose in my existence. I was married to the same woman for the past twenty-three years, since we were but ourselves emerging adults, and understand that even with friendship, love, and respect this type of partnership has it's ebbs and flows; and sometimes relationships are just completed. I understand how difficult the loss of love can be; but also understand that life can be great again after these hardships.

I love the outdoors and am constantly hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, biking, walking, or sitting by a fire. I believe in the ability in nature to restore the energy that we constantly give out and always urge people to be outside, no matter the conditions, in order to recharge themselves. I am a youth soccer coach and believe in giving to the community through volunteerism in areas that you find important. I enjoy being creative and productive. I love starting and finishing home improvement projects. I enjoy reading and am passionate about music although I myself am not musically inclined in the least. I understand that even when we are doing everything "right" and doing the things we love...life can still be difficult and sometimes really fricken hard.

I consider myself a eclectic person centered counselor who prides myself on the ability to start and maintain positive relationships with my clients in order to enact the changes they wish to see, get through rough patches, reach goals. or just be "happyish". I am open, honest, friendly, and pretty normal. I will work closely with you to help you solve your own issues as I feel we often hold the answers to our own questions.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD
Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #PC008994 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by H.O. on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Lee for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

He has been quite helpful and attentive throughout my time working with him. Very practical and down to earth which helps too!

Written by W.E. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Lee for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Lee always go above and beyond to help me. I'm going through a life altering autoimmune disease diagnosis and flare,a difficult divorce, and dealing with a child who has addiction issues; all at the same time. If it weren't for my relationship with Lee I'm not sure I'd be able to function on a daily basis. He cares about me and it shows in his thoughtful responses and advice.

Written by H.A. on May 04, 2021 after therapy with Lee for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

He’s been terrific from the start! Compassionate, understanding, helpful!

Written by D.A. on Mar 28, 2021 after therapy with Lee for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

This guy is a awesome, caring, respectful guy I’m very pleased

Written by K.E. on Mar 04, 2021 after therapy with Lee for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lee has been a source of strength and reflection for months now. Having worked with many therapists in the past, I can say that Lee's approach to therapy is exactly in line with my needs. He is readily available and has found time to squeeze in an emergency session more than once. Overall, this is one of the best therapy experiences I have had in the 20+ years I've been working with therapists.

Written by G.R. on Oct 07, 2020 after therapy with Lee for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Wonderful counselor! Genuine and on your team. Is honest and compassionate.

Written by J.A. on Sep 14, 2020 after therapy with Lee for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I have never seeked help anywhere before this and did not know what to expect or if it would help me. After a very short time, I could see that Lee genuinely cared about finding ways to help me better myself and it has made a tremendous difference. Only a few months and many life changes later, I feel my life is on the track I want it to be and under my full control. Lee has been the exact help that I needed during a tough time in my life.

Written by M.I. on Jul 30, 2020 after therapy with Lee for 2 weeks

Lee does a great job at bringing insight and clarity. Lee seems to genuinely care about his patients.

Written by L.I. on Jun 27, 2020 after therapy with Lee for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Lee is very helpful. He sent me information that will help me with my progress.

Written by L.E. on Dec 15, 2019 after therapy with Lee for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Lee is so great to work with. He challenges me when I am not thinking straight, and helps me to find more positive ways to tackle the world. He has shared some great resources, books and ideas with me that I keep using everyday.

Written by B.R. on Jul 03, 2019 after therapy with Lee for 2 months

Lee has been a great resource, expert, and friend in helping me navigate through some aspects of life where I needed support. I was pleasantly surprised with many alternative viewpoints that we shared when I thought I might be criticized for or looked upon as an outsider. He's a man of the people, relatable and caring, who is great at what he does. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to others.

Written by P.E. on May 28, 2019 after therapy with Lee for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Although I have only been under Lee's care for a few weeks, I feel comfortable being honest with him because he is not judgemental at all. He has made recommendations to me that have already been effective. If I don't respond for a few days, he follows up which is comforting, especially because we don't always want to talk about our problems, but sometimes we need to stop running/avoiding. His follow-up messages are a reminder to remember to take time for myself and address my issues.

Written by M.M. on Mar 15, 2019 after therapy with Lee for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

Lee is professional, honest and trustworthy. My sessions with him have been productive and I am glad to have found him here. He has gone out of his way to offer resources after we spoke (via messages on this site). He offers suggestions but always guides treatment toward what works best for me. Highly recommended.

Written by V.I. on Jan 30, 2019 after therapy with Lee for 6 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Lee was very empathetic and gave some good suggestions of activities that would help with my situation. He was also very friendly and a great listener.