James Lee, Therapist in California — Zencare
James  Lee
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James Lee

Doctor of Psychology, PsyD
California Accepting Online
Updated January 25, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Entrepreneur mental health
  • Life transitions
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Dr. James Lee is a clinical psychologist for clients living in California. As a clinical psychologist, he support members of the BIPOC and APIDA community with individual teletherapy for issues on anxiety, depression, grief, racism, ethnic identity formation, and substance use. Dr. Lee also sees BIPOC families (with adult children) dealing with transgenerational conflict. In addition, clients can see him for short-term EMDR therapy (e.g., 6-12 sessions) for trauma/adverse experiences, including racial, intergenerational and childhood trauma.

Dr. Lee was heavily involved in San Francisco’s AAPI community clinics, including acting as the mental health lead for Asian American Recovery Services and helped train counselors at North East Medical Center, one of the first non-profits to serve medically-underserved AAPI population in the nation. His online practice, Liminal Space, offers individual teletherapy for clients in California—including but not limited to—the Bay Area and LA County. His expertise is sought after by people of color, including members of the AAPI community.


Message to clients

I'm glad you're taking these first steps for yourself, searching for more support. I will be your greatest advocate, sharing and fostering that same belief: that there can be more for you. I'll be your greatest champion on this issue, let it be in our time together or if need be, assisting you in finding the right therapeutic match with another clinician—as I understand the difficulties of getting started in this courageous journey. I am a 2nd generation Korean American, cismale, who grew up in predominantly White cities in the midwest, then spent most of my adult life in San Francisco. I work remotely and reside (and surf) in Honolulu with my family of five.

I also come to you having been mentored by the very best, including a former professor and AAPI leader of the Third World Liberation Front during the SF State student protests, and shaped by a wide range of life experiences, such as being a magazine journalist for Wired Magazine, an EMT running ambulance psych emergency calls, and backpacking through Asia for a year. I spent over a decade of research Voltron'ing together a therapeutic approach that borrows from systems theory, mindfulness-based interventions, social psychology, and postcolonial studies. Psychobabble translation: I found a way of practicing that rings true to my sense of self and, hopefully, for you as well. Schedule your initial session at liminalspace.io


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Entrepreneur mental health - Processing through the emotional highs and lows of running a business; learning about one’s values and exploring how these values impact the decisions that one makes for the business

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

James Lee is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly

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 12PM - 5PM
  • Tue 12PM - 5PM
  • Wed 12PM - 5PM
  • Thu 12PM - 5PM
  • Fri 12PM - 5PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Asian American Recovery Services, Lead Clinician, 2016 - 2018

California Institute of Integral Studies, Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, 2016


Licensure

California: 32947


Languages

English