Christie Lee, Ed.M.

“In order to improve the mind, we must act upon them rather than passively allow them to act upon us.” René Descartes

Therapist Christie Lee
Professional Biography

Specialize in Anxiety, Depression, Relationships

  • Mental Health Counselor, Limited Permit
  • Ed.M., M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University
  • B.A., Emory University
  • Christie is a mental health counselor who believes in the resilience and resources that each person carries within themselves. She earned her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and Bachelor’s from Emory University. Christie is from South Korea and attended boarding schools in the states, and she comes to counseling after years of working in the legal and finance industries in New York. Christie is fluent in English and Korean.

    Orientation/clinical interests/specialties

    Christie works from a culturally sensitive and flexible framework that draws from various theoretical modalities, including relational, cognitive behavioral, and dialectical behavior therapy. She strives to build a collaborative and genuine therapist-client relationship, as it serves as the foundation for positive change and effective counseling.

    Personal Interests

    Christie enjoys watching films of all kinds and learning languages. She also enjoys writing, painting and drawing.

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    What to expect on a first session

    • Confidentiality Discussion: The therapist will explain the principles of confidentiality, ensuring you understand the limits and exceptions to privacy in therapy.
    • Background Information: Expect to share some background information, including your reasons for seeking therapy, relevant personal history, and any immediate concerns or challenges.
    • Therapist’s Approach: The therapist will discuss their therapeutic approach and methods, providing you with an understanding of how they work and what to expect from the process.
    • Goal Setting: Together with the therapist, you will explore and set realistic goals for therapy, outlining what you hope to achieve or work on during your sessions.
    • Discussion of Expectations: There will be an opportunity for you to discuss your expectations for therapy, including frequency of sessions, preferred communication styles, and any concerns you may have.
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