For 20 years I have worked with children, teens, adults and couples with a broad spectrum of concerns, some of which include mood & anxiety disorders, relationship & self-esteem difficulties, stress management for children and teens, and grief and loss. I also have extensive expertise in treating sexual abuse, trauma and eating disorders in children and adults.
I have been working in the field of mental health for several years. I received my MSW from Stony Brook University. I have experience working with a wide range of populations and mental health challanges including; anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, addiction, self-esteem, and assisting the LGBT community. I utilize mindfulness and cognitive based practices within the clinical setting to assist in stress reduction and changing negative thought patterns to positive thinking styles. My unique world view and positive nature will lend itself well to any and all individuals wishing to work on addressing all forms of mental health needs.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS - TELEHEALTH SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE---I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with extensive knowledge working with individuals who are battling various mental health barriers. Some barriers include: anxiety, clinical depression, alcohol and/or substance use and abuse, family and relationship discord, work/school difficulties, self-esteem issues and adjustment difficulties. I believe that one's experience in therapy needs to be tailored to the needs of the individual. I work with each client to help identify their specific goals of therapy to allow for growth and success.
It takes a great deal of courage to reach out for help and start the personal journey towards healing. You may be going through a difficult time and feel as if grace is not present in your life. You may feel lost and in need of some guidance and understanding as you ask yourself: When will life feel familiar again? Why is it so hard to make decisions? How can I be my best self? When will this sadness go away? Why is it so hard for me to sleep or keep a healthy lifestyle? Will these feelings of nervousness and worry ever go away? Grace Street Counseling is here to provide support. You don't have to figure it all out on your own.
Are you or your child/adolescent experiencing anxiety, anger, depression, technology, or identity concerns? Is your loved-one displaying school-avoidant, defiant, angry, unfocused, anxious or depressive symptoms/behaviors? Samantha provides the exceptional care that you and/or your family deserve. She focuses on engagement, and also a family-centered approach to effect change across the family system. She is innovative, accessible, energetic and committed to helping you to overcome the challenges you and/or your child/family are experiencing.
My work involves helping my patient to develop both insight and understanding regarding the difficulties or struggles he or she is having negotiating life transitions such as relationships, family issues, alcohol and drug abuse, and aging. These issues often include depression and anxiety. In addition, as a former educator, I am also able to help students and parents deal with school related issues.
Something might have happened or be happening in your life and you feel that it is not easy to deal with;
You might be suffering from depression, anxiety, or other psychological problems;
You might have found that some areas of your life, certain aspects of yourself or your relationship/family are not that satisfying;
You might be concerned about your child or your loved one...
Those are some of the situations when people come to me and benefit greatly from our contacts. I believe that each individual is uniquely different and I always adjust my approach accordingly to meet your specific needs.
I have over 10 years clinical experience in various settings, helping adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, gender identity, substance abuse, and personality disorders. I use a variety of treatment modalities and have training in suicide prevention, crisis intervention, individual, couples and group psychotherapy. My broad spectrum of practice allows me to help my diverse clientele achieve their goals.
I specialize in helping women, couples and families who are experiencing anxiety, relationship, and/or divorce issues. I help to motivate you to release what's keeping you stuck, and to bring in more of what you want in life - balance, peace and fulfillment. I also provide tools and resources for your continued growth and care. Due to the delicate nature of these issues, I address topics such as self-confidence, self-esteem, anxiety, mood disorders, family dynamics and mental health issues.
Finding a therapist that matches your style and needs can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack! Perhaps my training & experience will help you end that search. Please review my website at www.drschlee.com for more info. I primarily use cognitive-behavioral methods to help clients gain insight re: areas in their lives that need a "tune-up." Getting started can feel overwhelming. After 21 years in practice, I'm equipped to get you over that hurdle & ease the process for you. Want a more satisfying life? Let's figure out how to get you there.
What if you could get more support while going through a difficult time? What if you could have a more satisfying relationship? What if you could finally talk about sex and have your needs met? What if you could learn to communicate better? What if you could become more confident? I know it's not easy to ask for help and I understand what it is to feel frustrated or alone. Together we can figure out why you might be feeling stuck or overwhelmed and find solutions.
PLEASE NOTE: ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS - FOR BOTH IN OFFICE AND TELEHEALTH Is anger interfering with your life, relationships, family or job? Sometimes it can feel as though it is impossible to control your anger, but it is possible, you just need to learn anger management skills. We will teach you these skills and help you manage your anger and gain control of your life. Our innovative, realistic program teaches you how to define your anger, explore its process, understand how it influences your overall functioning and identify new ways to manage your anger and build a healthier life.
Our mission at Anger Management U is to revolutionize the way people understand and manage anger though normalization and education. We believe that every single person can benefit from our core anger management skills. We pride ourselves on exceptional client care by making U the center of our work. This means that we strive to provide you with the best programs and resources available to create change in your life. Our highest values include accessibility, efficacy, and the normalization of anger.
I want to help you be in charge of your feelings, rather than your feelings be in charge. I want to help you feel better about yourself and enjoy life and work and all it has to offer. I want to help you enjoy family and friends and get along with them as best you can. I will be committed to helping you attain your goals.
**Currently only booking for Mondays**Wherever you are on your journey, you are welcome here. Navigating life, especially in difficult times, can feel stressful, overwhelming and lonely. Therapy can be a place to share your struggles with a kind and caring professional who can help to facilitate self-acceptance, personal growth, healing and peace. As a therapist, I believe it is my calling to help my clients create lives worth living.
Do you know an adult, teen or child on the autism spectrum who struggles with social interaction? Do they experience anxiety, frustration or depressive symptoms during social interactions? As a social worker with eleven years of experience with the autism population, I often encounter individuals on the spectrum who say, “I do not have any friends," or "I don’t know how to make friends." To address this overwhelming need, I am now offering a social skills class for adults and teens of all abilities. As adults and teens learn social skills, they also develop meaningful friendships with classmates.
For the past 25 years, I have been working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. My experience includes individual, family, and couples counseling. I believe the client-counselor relationship is built on trust and empathy in a safe and compassionate environment. In my practice, I utilize a strengths perspective to empower my clients to reach their personal goals and feel more fulfilled.
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist, specializing in treating children, adolescents, and families using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) in homes, schools and the community. CBT treatment is highly recommended for anxiety, impulse, and conduct disorders. While it is well-established that CBT within real-world settings significantly improves functioning compared to office-based treatment, few professionals accept the challenge! As a professional with 20 years of experience traveling to families throughout Long Island, I understand that intense emotions, troubled relationships and significant avoidance cannot simply be discussed away in therapy, but mindfully experienced and addressed when and where they occur.
Hello! I understand the importance of finding someone you will feel comfortable with to discuss difficult times and intimate issues you have endured or are enduring. I will provide a comfortable and safe environment to support you through your journey of life. You will strengthen your inner character and learn new ways of managing change, distress, depression, anxiety, fear, negativity, and traumatic experiences. You will gain self-awareness and establish an array of positive and uplifting ways of thinking. In addition, work towards breaking old habits or ways of thinking that will no longer serve you as you move towards a new and brighter future.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Stony Brook are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Stony Brook then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Stony Brook, or Child Psychologists in Stony Brook.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Stony Brook psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Stony Brook specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.