Ah Hyun "Ashley" Lee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker #105879 in the State of California. She has obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at The University of Wisconsin at Madison and her Master's in Social Work at The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. After completing the Basic EMDR Training to practice EMDR therapy, she has continued to deepen her clinical practice and obtained EMDR Certification. She is now an EMDR Certified Therapist. Her speciality is in addressing complex trauma, early childhood trauma, and specific anxiety or fear. Ashley works best with adult individuals and supports them to find hope and heal from trauma history. She currently offers telehealth appointments through video across all cities in California.
Ashley Lee, LCSW Supervisor
Ashley's treatment approaches in individual therapy for adults
Somatic work is an essential part of healing trauma, connecting the body and mind, fully and wholly experiencing memories stored in the body
Ashley can help you with:
Chronic or multiple layers of trauma are at play, mostly starting at an early age in childhood, that may lead to impairments in attachment, self-destructive behaviors, difficulties with trust, a distorted sense of identity, hindered emotional regulation, and dissociation.
Grief and Loss
Deeply personal experiences of losing someone or something of significant importance can require a grieving process to express, adjust, understand, accept, heal, and find meaning in life.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD can be developed by experiencing or witnessing a significant negative life event such as accidents, natural disasters, physical injuries, medical diagnosis and its treatment procedures at any given time in the course of one's life.
Early Childhood Trauma
The first few years of one's life are a critical period of learning attachment, safety, regulation, connection, etc. Even in our adult life, without even an awareness, we may be impacted by the disruption we experienced that continue to perpetuate in our present-day relationships.
Obsessive and Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
OCD can develop into a chronic condition. It includes both recurrent, intrusive, and distressing thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions) performed to alleviate anxiety or prevent a feared outcome.
Multitude layers of harm, including physical, emotional, and psychological pain, are experienced that may lead to fear, shame, guilt, self-blame, self-hatred, avoidance, disconnection from the body, and grief. Individuals are at risk of self-harm and heavy substance use for coping on their own.
Profound psychological and emotional distress are experienced as a result of a deep disturbing or overwhelming event or series of events. This may come from emotionally painful relationships and dynamics in the family, intimate relationships, and even a broader group or community.
(Specific Fear and Anxiety)
Phobias are anxiety disorders characterized by an excessive and irrational fear of a specific object, situation, or activity. People experience significant distress and may have avoidant behaviors, which can greatly interfere with their daily life and functioning.
Most people with performance anxiety would describe having high anxiety presenting a powerpoint at a meeting, speaking in front of a group of coworkers, etc.