Elyssa Lee, MSW, LCSWA
Outpatient Psychotherapist in Knightdale
Elyssa is currently scheduling clients virtually via telehealth.
Elyssa (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) and an Outpatient Psychotherapist at Three Oaks Behavioral Health & Wellness in Knightdale. Elyssa received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC and received her Master of Social Work Degree from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.
Elyssa has practiced social work in a variety of settings including both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings where she facilitated group therapy sessions, conducted individual therapy sessions, and developed a support group curriculum for loved ones of those experiencing mental health disorders. She has also worked for a non-profit that served individuals experiencing crisis pregnancy where she provided counseling services and engaged in community support and outreach. Having been a scholar in the Opioid Workforce Expansion Program during her postgraduate education, Elyssa has extensive experience and training in working with substance use disorders. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and has experience utilizing Mindfulness Techniques and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), allowing her to use these evidenced-based practices to provide a holistic and person-centered approach to therapy.
Elyssa is passionate about client-centered care and meeting clients where they are. She believes that it is from our experience of struggle that we are best able to help others. She utilizes a strength-based perspective to empower each client to realize and optimize their personal strengths in order to overcome challenges, move toward positive change and self-discovery, and live life to their fullest potential.
Her approach to therapy is to take the position of a learner in order to fully understand and learn each client’s unique needs to provide the most effective and personalized interventions. Elyssa is a firm believer that people are the experts of their own lives and that the therapeutic relationship should be a collaborative one, where she and each client work as a team in order to optimize their mental health and achieve their goals. Her warm, caring, and compassionate personality create a trusting atmosphere where clients feel accepted, comfortable and understood.
Elyssa is passionate about working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, life transitions, issues with self-esteem, faith-related challenges, and issues with trauma. She is LGBTQIA+ affirming and enjoys working with clients in both one-on-one settings and groups.
Elyssa is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina. In her free time she enjoys traveling, exercise, spending time with family and friends, and listening to live music. As a coffee enthusiast, she can frequently be found trying out different coffee shops around the Raleigh area.
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