Archive | Trauma


Sexual Assault in Today’s Society

What is Sexual Assault The United States Department of Justice defines sexual assault as, “Any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient” (2016). Sexual assault can take many different forms such as rape, attempted rape, fondling, forcible sodomy, incest, and child molestation. Sexual Assault Can Cause Physical […]

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Patrick Lee, LMHC


Works with:
Children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

Therapy Approach:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing


  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Drug and alcohol problems
  • Chronic psychiatric conditions
  • Cross-cultural issues

Professional Training:
Carnegie Mellon University, B.A. Psychology
University of Massachusetts Boston, M.S. Mental Health Counseling

Get to Know:

Everyone, at least once in their life, finds themselves struggling with life events that feel insurmountable or with emotions that feel outside of their control. I believe that therapy can help with that and bring out your own resilience and capacity to learn. My guiding principle is to provide an open and accepting environment where people can explore their personal experiences and reinforce their well-being.

I view therapy as a collaborative process and use acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to emphasize mindfulness and awareness of self. Working together, we can identify barriers to success, maladaptive responses and strategies to help you find the change you’re looking for. I enjoy working with a diverse and multicultural population of clientele, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Strength and Renewal in the Face of Trauma

Growth From Trauma Author Jim Rendon offers the theory that survivors of all kinds of trauma may well be able to learn to experience lives of great meaning and reward as a result of persevering and healing over time and with important effort. Rendon is the author of Upside: The New Science of Post-Traumatic Growth. […]

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The Trauma of Everyday Life

Recognizing the Trauma in Everyday Life Can Soften Anxiety

Making Traumas More Bearable It’s not just seeing death close-up in war, or experiencing the destruction of a hurricane like Katrina, or the life-altering attack of 9/11 that can destroy our emotional and physical foundations. Nor is it only horrific events like the massacre of innocents in churches or movie theaters that cause trauma. Psychiatrist […]

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Psychotherapist patient interaction


I was first introduced to Narrative Therapy in graduate school and its beliefs and core values resonated strongly with my own. I was fortunate to attend a workshop with one of its founders, the late Michael White during which he shared several video recordings of his own therapy sessions with clients. I was in awe! […]

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Life Lessons from Dad…written by Jules Giggie

Father’s day is normally considered a celebratory occasion filled with the requisite grilled dinner, gifts, and so on.  But this year, it evokes a life lesson my late father passed on, and how it sustained me on Marathon Monday. For me, the best part of the Boston Marathon is the spirit of fellowship and togetherness […]

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Family and Community Create the Setting for Recovery From PTSD for Veterans and Others Suffering from Trauma

Hear the complete Dan Reidenberg interview here: PTSD Sudden noises, flashing lights and a network of support are all important considerations in creating a setting that encourages healing for veterans with PTSD and others dealing with the effects of trauma. Dan Reidenberg, executive director of SAVE, or Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, and chair of […]

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Bessel van der Kolk on Mind/Body, from webcast

Quieting the Body with Yoga a Good Foundation for Healing Trauma Body awareness gained in yoga can provide trauma patients with a critical foundation that allows them to benefit from exposure therapy, psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk said in a Sept. 12 webcast by Psychotherapy Networker, part of a series on “The Trauma Treatment Revolution.” […]

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Gentle Approach to Trauma Can Be Effective in Therapy

Gentle Approach to Trauma Can Be Effective in Therapy

So many people – some famous, some struggling quietly – are searching for ways to deal with the insidious after-effects of rape, domestic violence, death of a loved one, war and public events like 9/11 or the Boston Marathon bombing. Gentle Approach to Trauma A leading expert in the treatment of trauma, Bessel Van der […]

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Brookline, MA April 2013

Trauma and Recovery: Education After the Boston Marathon Bombings

In the past few weeks, we’ve seen horror, heroism, struggle, strength, terror and heart. The Boston Marathon Bombing, city and surrounding area lockdown and manhunt may grow distant in our experience, but not necessarily from our minds and bodies. What Trauma Can Look Like As we get further from the days of the events, our […]

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