Marissa Lee (she/her/hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

It won't always be like this, so let's get you through.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA

  • Individual

About My Clients

Maybe you’re dealing with painful emotions by using strategies that–wait for it–generate more pain. Some of my clients feel so overwhelmed that not existing is starting to feel preferable. Others are managing unwanted, uncontrollable thoughts about horrible things that have happened or might happen. Many are figuring out who they are beyond and family societal expectations. My clients are coping the best they can with the resources they’ve got–and hoping to level up.

My Background and Approach

I graduated with my Master’s degree from UCLA and trained to be a psychotherapist through the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. I’ve worked in many different settings, including a public clinic, an LGBTQ community center, a shelter for survivors of intimate partner violence, a supportive housing site, a needle exchange, and a suboxone clinic. Growth and self-discovery are awkward processes–so let’s walk into that awkwardness together and see if we can make things a bit more bearable. I would like to support you, challenge you, and be transparent with you about our process. As a cognitive-behavioral therapist, I want to leave you with practical coping skills that you can take with you and use in your day-to-day life. Even if you are struggling, even if it feels like things will never get better, you are not broken. You deserve to live experiencing a complete and balanced spectrum of human emotions. Let's support each other in bringing out your full humanity.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that everyone deserves effective, collaborative, and affordable mental health services. Your experiences are legitimate, your feelings are valid, and how you see the world matters. I’m LGBTQ-affirmative and utilize anti-oppressive, feminist, and critical race theory social work lenses in my work, activism, and life. When I’m not rabble rousing you can find me making ice cream in my rice cooker, knitting unfinished projects, browsing indie bookstores, or geeking out at San Diego Comic-Con.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Blue Cross of California
  • Optum
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Languages: English, 中文 (普通话)
  • Rate: $175 - 180/session