ABOUT CAROLYN LEE

THERAPY APPROACH

Carolyn specializes in working with adolescents and adults with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and other anxiety-related disorders. She utilizes evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and often incorporates mindful self-compassion practice into her work with clients. Carolyn seeks to help her clients find balance and develop independence; she believes in each client’s inherent ability to grow, find the answers they are looking for, and do hard things, and she is passionate about walking alongside and guiding them in this journey. Carolyn is committed to creating a safe, supportive, and affirming space for her clients to explore and honor their lived experiences, while also helping them to develop awareness around and change unhelpful patterns that keep them from living consistently with
their long-term goals and values. She strives to develop genuine and collaborative therapeutic relationships, and to infuse the therapeutic process, which can often be so very painful, with humor and lightheartedness. At this time, Carolyn is offering in person and telehealth (audiovisual) therapy sessions.

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  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder- Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

  • Anxiety Disorders (including panic, agoraphobia, social anxiety, and specific phobias)

  • Hoarding Disorder

  • Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (including skin picking and hair pulling)

  • Depression

  • Life changes

  • Relationship and interpersonal issues

  • Identity development (including LGBTQ+ and racial and ethnic minority issues)

2012- B.S. in Biology and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
2015- M.A in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas
2019- Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas
Predoctoral internship at The George Washington University Counseling and Psychological Services
2020- Postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for OCD and Anxiety-Related Disorders at Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute

 

2020- Licensed Psychologist
2020- PSYPACT | Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT)

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