Sam  Lee

Sam Lee


Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Updated March 14, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Identity development
  • Life transitions
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Sam Lee is a New York State licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and graduate of New York University’s Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness Master’s program. He specializes in individual psychotherapy with adults around issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, relationship/family, racial/cultural identity, and life transitions. He has worked in college counseling centers and non-profits in NYC for 8 years, and private practice for 7 years.

Message to clients

The decision and process of coming to therapy is not always an easy one, so commend yourself for being here. It takes courage and honesty to explore personal concerns that are most important in your life. Finding the right therapist who you feel safe and comfortable with, and who is empathic, non-judgmental and compassionate, is essential to good therapy.

I am a Taiwanese American who grew up in the U.S. and Japan. My personal style is open-minded, warm, and introspective. In working with me, I aim to facilitate greater awareness about the relationship between your past and present thoughts, feelings, behaviors and experiences. I will collaborate with you to create an individualized treatment plan and adjust it as we continue to work together.

I believe the process of therapy will move you towards greater congruence with your ideal self and values, help you to gain valuable insight about yourself and your relationships, and give you tools that will support you in overcoming difficulties. Therapy can be freeing and empowering, and often leads to greater fulfillment and purpose in life.

I look forward to being part of your journey!


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

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect


  • Adults (24+)


  • Lyra Health

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $275 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $275

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
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 12pm - 8pm
  • Wed 12pm - 8pm
  • Thu 12pm - 8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years

Sam Lee Psychotherapy, Owner, 2016 - Present
St. Joseph's College , Mental Health Counselor, 2016 - 2018
CUNY Lehman College, Mental Health Counselor, 2016 - 2018
CUNY John Jay College, Mental Health Counselor, 2013 - 2016

New York University, Master of Arts, 2010
North Carolina State University, Bachelor of Arts, 2005


New York: 006942