Heather  Lee

Heather Lee

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients for afternoon & daytime appointments in Providence practice (updated December 04, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • College mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions and personal growth
  • Holistic, mind-body approach

Professional statement

Heather Lee is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Providence, RI specializing in anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, and stress management. As a per diem therapist at Brown University Counseling and Psychological Services, she has extensive knowledge of the challenges of finding independence in emerging adulthood. She supports adolescents and young adults as they navigate identity formation, heal past traumas, and transition to adult relationships with family members and peers. She also has expertise in helping clients recover from developmental or complex childhood trauma.

Heather highly values a holistic, mind-body approach to therapy, incorporating mindfulness, exercise, and diet for optimal personal and physical well-being. She also draws from skills-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and offers a trauma-informed approach to care.

Heather sees individuals over the age of 13 including families and parents. She is committed to providing a warm and welcoming environment to help her clients feel more present and make healthier, more productive choices.

Message to clients

I want you to know that your happiness and wellbeing are important. We often live and work in very stressful environments and it is my goal to support you to feel calm, confident and resilient in the face of life's challenges.


College mental health - Navigating the transition into college and stressors of academics, personal relationships, and self-development

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), developmental trauma or complex childhood trauma

Relationships - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating

Stress management - Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and other

Life transitions and personal growth - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care

Holistic, mind-body approach - Techniques designed to enhance the mind's positive impact on the body

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $160 (50min)
  • Initial session: $172 (60min)


Providence practice

255 Hope Street

Providence, RI 02906

  • Mon 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, Licensed Psychotherapist, 2017 - Present
Brown University CAPS, Per Diem Psychotherapist, 2017 - Present
Eleanor Slater Hospital, Administrator, 2015 - 2017
Meadowridge Academy, Director, 2009 - 2013
Clinical and Policy Consultant, 2007 - 2015
Police Athletic League, Assistant Director, 2006 - 2007
Covenant House, Program Manager, 1999 - 2001
Certificate in Integrative Nutrition

Howard University, MSW, 2005
Duke University, MPP, 2003
Boston University, BS/BA, 1999


  • English

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