Rebecca Lee, M.A., LMFT MFC50308, Bilingual
A Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, Rebecca's personal mission is to help her clients move beyond their past to become the person that they want to be. Rebecca helps her clients shape new beliefs and habits that cause lifelong changes that lead to establishing stronger ties in their relationships and to the community around them. Rebecca earned her B.A. in Psychology at San Diego State University and her Masters at Bethel University in Marital and Family Therapy. She has specialized training in EMDR and Emotionally Focused Therapy. She is a California certified Domestic Violence Counselor and is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Rebecca is also conversational in Cantonese and Vietnamese.
Rebecca has extensive training and experience working with the following:
Grief and Loss
Anxiety and Depression
Pre-marital and Marital Therapy
Domestic violence and Abuse Issues
Rebuilding after divorce
Phobias and PTSD
Children and Adolescents
EMDR (Eye Movement De-sensitization and Re-processing)
"Our experience with marriage counseling was truly beneficial, both to our marriage and as individuals. We had been married only a short time and rather than being in the honeymoon phase, we quickly found that there was a great deal for us to work on if we were truly to be committed to one another. So, we opted for counseling, a road we never pictured ourselves going on so soon, or ever for that matter. But we are so thankful we did! Our counseling experience really helped us to truly learn about one another, and as we took the time to look back on the family patterns that shaped our views on life, we developed a deeper understanding for why we act in certain ways. After time in counseling we also learned how not to let things escalate to the next level, and we have been able to handle our issues in a much calmer way. The issues in a marriage will never go away, but how you handle an issue means everything! Overall, we are very thankful that we opted for counseling, rather than opting out of marriage. Since our time at counseling we have grown tremendously, and we are in a better place than ever before with our marriage." -J & B
"I want to say thank you for being you and allowing me to feel comfortable to open up in our sessions. You made a difference for us!!" -M&J
"When I first went into see Rebecca, I had just received a "Dear John" letter and I was very angry and devastated at the same time. And I was feeling like a failure. Rebecca helped me get back on my feet again, helped me work through the anger and grief and look at life positively again. She helped me see my strengths and helped me focus on them. In fact our counseling sessions were becoming more about sharing my joys and passions, rather than focusing on the failed relationship. Rebecca has a great gift in encouragement, drawing out the positives, and great compassion in helping you get through times of grief." D.B.
"I've worked with Rebecca for the past few years coordinating Middle School support groups for our school. First off, she is a pleasure to work with, in that she is warm and friendly, responsible and hard-working, follows through with her word, proactive and solution-oriented, is an amazing listener and has a big heart. In her work with her clients (our students), she develops a strong rapport, creates a trusting environment, follows through with providing support, tailors the counseling sessions to fit the clients' needs, and because of all of these qualities, the students love her groups! In fact, each year they eagerly ask me if we'll hold the groups again. I highly recommend Rebecca as a therapist for children, adults and families alike!"
- J.G., School Counselor
"As a board member of a charter school in these challenging times, it is difficult to apply our relatively limited resources to help guide the school in balancing the educational and emotional needs of all students. That's why, when you come across someone as skilled and dedicated as Rebecca Lee, you consider yourself incredibly lucky. Rebecca's worked with a number of our students, who just needed a safe place to work through some issues, was nothing short of phenomenal and was constantly praised by staff, parents, and most importantly, by the students themselves. It is rare to find children that look forward to a group therapy session, but that was exactly what happened when Rebecca was leading the group. I know, as a parent of two young children myself, I would not hesitate for an instant in asking for Rebecca's help with any issues they were facing. I think it's fortunate that many of the old stigmas around engaging a child in therapy are gone, having been greatly outweighed by the desire of parents to help their children. Many parents know their children just need a little extra attention or guidance that they themselves might not be able to give in some particular circumstance. Whenever I know a parent in that situation, Rebecca is the person that comes to mind, and I can recommend her without reservation."
Lincoln Fish, Board President of the San Diego Cooperative Charter School