Ashley  Lee
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Ashley Lee


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW
California Accepting Online
San Mateo Not Accepting In-person

Now offering "EMDR Intensive Sessions" that are tailored to individual needs, scheduled multiple times of the week for a few weeks, and with long lasting results.

Updated May 22, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Attachment issues
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual harassment & assault
  • Trauma
  • Childhood trauma
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)

Professional statement

Ah Hyun “Ashley” Lee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in San Mateo, CA. Ashley specializes in helping those with trauma backgrounds to overcome the lingering symptoms that hold them back from wellbeing. Many of Ashley’s clients have been in abusive or toxic relationships, including relationships from their childhood with caregivers, which have led to feelings of low self-esteem and self-worth. Others have experienced sexual assault, which results in PTSD. They feel frustrated, confused, and in pain.

Ashley is a relational therapist, which means that she emphasizes the relationship between the therapist and the client as well as uses self and the established relationship based on trust and safety to notice, bring insights, deepen the reflections. She encourages clients to reflect on the roles that relationships play in their lives, and how they impact their sense of self and happiness. She also provides Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, an evidence-based therapy modality that targets trauma symptoms that won’t seem to subside, no matter how much talk therapy someone has done. Ashley provides clients with a space to talk openly and honestly about themselves and their experiences, and receive both empathy and the tools they need to move on from their trauma.

Ashley earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from the Crown School at the University of Chicago. She is trained in EMDR therapy and continuously seeks further skills and training to ensure that she’s growing as a therapist. She hopes to give her clients hope and peace as they work through what’s heavy on their minds.

Message to clients

I invite you to a warm, reflective space where we can dive into the complexity of your trauma when you are ready to address them. You will have fun, feel sad, cry, and feel safe when you are safe. We will build tools along the way so you can manage what you are going through. We will continue to process what happened and how it affects you now in order for you to come to peace with it and be able to live your life again.

Seeking help is the very first and the big step toward healing. Sometimes, it takes time to trust someone. I will work with your pace, allow you to feel welcomed with all emotions, and not be judged.

I look forward to working with you.


Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Sexual harassment & assault - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

I also accept HSA/FSA and direct ACH bank transfers.


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 5pm
  • Tue 9am - 5pm
  • Wed 9am - 5pm
  • Thu 9am - 5pm
  • Fri 9am - 5pm
  • Sat 9am - 12pm
  • Sun Closed

San Mateo practice
3 E 3rd Ave, Ste 200, San Mateo, California 94401
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

WALTZ Trauma Care and Therapy, Founder/CEO, 2022 - Present
Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc, Behavioral/Mental Health Counselor, 2019 - 2022
UniHealth Counseling & Psychology, Psychotherapist, 2019 - 2022

University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, AM (MSW), 2019
University of Wisconsin at Madison, BS in Psychology, 2016


California: 105879