Ashley  Lee
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Ashley Lee

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Mailing Only Not Accepting In-person

I am offering adjunct EMDR sessions if you are looking to focus on deep trauma work in addition to your individual therapy. Please check out my website at waltztherapy dot com for updated availability

Updated February 21, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

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

Professional statement

Ah Hyun “Ashley” Lee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. 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, and deepen the reflections. She encourages clients to connect with their feelings in a way that bring self-compassion. 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 School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. She is now certified 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.

Ashley offers weekly telehealth appointments for residents across all cities in California.

Ashley works with Haley Kong, ASW, (shown in the photo) who is an EMDR therapist (EMDR trained) and Mariana Diaz, AMFT. Both are trauma therapists.


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 at your pace, allow you to feel welcomed with all emotions, and not be judged. When you commit to weekly individual therapy sessions, you are moving forward towards your goals in life. I will be there to support your journey. You get to experience what I witness in my clients: the transformation of the past stories into an empowering, empathetic, compassionate narrative of your own.

I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

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

Phobias & fears - Providing techniques and support to overcome intense fear, anxiety, and panic related to specific triggers, such as heights or crowded spaces




Clientele

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

Insurance

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

Ashley Lee is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Aetna


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $230 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $180 - $230
  • Initial session: $230 (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:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy 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.

The current cancellation policy is to give a 48-hour advanced notice to avoid a No Show or Late Cancellation charge of the full standard rate.


Location(s)

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 Closed
  • Sun Closed

Mailing Only practice
2211 Post St, Ste 300, Mailbox #11116, San Francisco, California 94115
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: 5 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

The Steve Frankel Group, LLC. EMDR Advanced Training Courses by Sandra Paulsen, PhD, Early Trauma Protocol, EMDR-Informed Somatic work, 2023
EMDR International Association, EMDR Certification (EMDR Certified Therapist), 2023
EMDR International Association, EMDR Basic Training by Priscilla Marquis, PhD, EMDR Trained, 2022
The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, AM (MSW), 2019
The University of Wisconsin at Madison, BS in Psychology, 2016


Licensure

California: 105879


Languages

English

Korean