I specialize in trauma, women's health, and mood/anxiety disorders and am also certified to prescribe suboxone. My work is with individuals and couples. I also have a group for adults wanting to understand the challenges in their relationships that come up in work, family, and social lives. I also offer telehealth options for those facing challenges of treatment in person.
Relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and feeling "stuck" are the most common reasons people seek me. As we live in a world with others, my interpersonal approach involves learning how your past and present relationships, beliefs, and feelings shape who you are today.With empathy and an open mind, we will examine the parts of your life that are not serving you. Your readiness to discover answers to your “stuck points” will drive treatment, and I will be next to you, guiding and reflecting on the journey before us. If you have arrived at my page, I believe that you have taken a crucial step in this journey.
Teresa Lee, MD, is a psychotherapist and board-certified psychiatrist. She has nearly 10 years of medical experience and received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Center, then went on to complete her psychiatry residency at Mount Sinai Hospital and J.J. Peters Veteran Affairs Medical Center in New York.
After completing a rigorous training, Dr. Lee has created a multifaceted approach to understanding her patients. Her approach stems from the psychoanalytic perspective to explore how our past informs our present and future. She also brings to her patients the ability to gently examine our inner thoughts and experiences around intimacy and relationships, both of which are significant components of wellbeing. Dr. Lee values the complexity of these relationships and continues to cultivate interpersonal and modern perspectives for her evolving practice.
Dr. Lee has worked in a multitude of settings and has the experience to treat those at different stages of health from outpatient office settings, partial hospitalization programs, emergency rooms, and acute psychiatric units. She has worked with people of all ages and professional backgrounds including students, artists, first responders, professionals, and veterans.
What is my approach to therapy?
Medications can be very helpful, however, they may not be able to address the pain and experiences that are deeply rooted in our past. Learning about yourself is hard work because you are complex and unique. Through an open-minded and compassionate approach, Dr. Lee believes in bringing the unconscious into awareness by putting feelings and sensations into words. This can be liberating and is a significant step towards healing and greater self-understanding.
What is my approach to medications?
Having Dr. Lee as your provider allows you to have access to her professional medical opinion during your sessions. For some people, medications are indispensable because they empower people to gain back significant control of their lives. However, there are those for whom medications may or may not be helpful, and many people do fall into this gray area. Regardless of how change worthy a medication can be for you, timing, health, and your readiness all factor into the success of your treatment. Keeping these dynamic factors in mind, Dr. Lee will ask you to collaborate on a treatment that holds space for both comfort and personal growth.