About me


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Oregon with 22 years of combined experience in mental health and medical social work. I graduated from the School of Social Work at Portland State in 1993 and subsequently participated in a training and consultation group that was led by some of my former professors. It was that training through the former Institute for Family Centered Therapy that ultimately influenced who I am as a counselor and social worker today and how I have practiced therapy over the years.

My therapy approach is based on models that help empower clients by identifying strengths in themselves and their families. When people feel empowered they can and will improve all aspects of their lives. My style is collaborative. I view my clients as partners and establish treatment goals with them. I educate clients about any therapy modalities that I use with them, and keep them informed about their progress. I ask questions to elicit the client’s curiosity about his or her situation so that my clients can have a different emotional response to that situation. They will ultimately have a different (empowered) understanding of self.

My practice experience has been with children, adolescents and their parents earlier in my career. The bulk of my clients have been adults of all ages with issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, family issues, other relationship issues, health and medical problems, employment concerns, bereavement, end of life concerns, and a host of other problems. I have provided individual therapy, couples counseling, family therapy and group therapy in a variety of employment settings and in private practice. I have extensive experience in counseling adults receiving dialysis treatment at several outpatient clinics in the Portland metro area.

I know that there are many barriers to pursuing counseling, including whatever stressful situation that you find yourself in, the stigma attached to mental health, the logistics of finding a counseling program or center, the difficulties of scheduling counseling appointments, and the challenges of connecting with a counselor that is right for you. I want you to know that schedule is flexible and I that will work with you to get through any other barriers.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy

Years of Experience: 22

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video




These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Patricia 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 Oct 23, 2022 after therapy with Patricia for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and compassion fatigue

She is very respectful and helpful.

Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Patricia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and parenting issues

Helped me understand that it's ok and better for me if I take some time for myself despite my constant to-do list. Helped me communicate better with my toddler. Highly recommend

Written on Aug 13, 2022 after therapy with Patricia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Professional, friendly, skilled in communication and supporting her patients!

Written on Jun 12, 2022 after therapy with Patricia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

Great listener and very versatile with how to approach different goals.

Written on Dec 23, 2021 after therapy with Patricia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Excellent therapist - not afraid of interrupting me and helping me understand the details of my own psyche.

Written on Apr 19, 2021 after therapy with Patricia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and adhd

Patricia is kind, patient and very helpful. She has been very understanding of my needs and willing to try and fit in sessions that would normally be outside of her usual working hours which I am very grateful for. Her communication has been excellent and she is always checking in with me to see how things are going. I can highly recommend her.

Written on Jan 14, 2021 after therapy with Patricia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Pat is so amazing and warm hearted! She listens to me and works with me to set realistic goals. She is empowering and very mindful of the counseling pace each person needs. It's easy to feel safe and valued when talking to her. She is responsive and thinks of simple exercises and worksheets that really add to the process. I would recommended her to anyone who needs helps reaching their goals in life.

Written on Sep 18, 2020 after therapy with Patricia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

We have yet to talk but she is always emailing me to see how I'm doing and checking in. NO other counselor I've ever had has done that. I really appreciate her kindness and checking in on me.

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