Adults (Ages 18+)

Remember when you were younger and you thought that being an adult meant that you would have ZERO stress. The freedom to dream like that seems so far away. Reality settles in and the responsibilities of "adulting" -- paying bills, trying to find ways to make ends meet, navigating the dating world and "ghosting", overcoming relationship challenges (long-distance, long-term, etc), being a "good enough" parent, ignoring social pressure and time-frames of a "successful adult", scheduling time to meet with friends before plans are canceled, searching for motivation to "spark your life", replaying embarrassing moments in your mind from a few years ago, not being able to have quiet time to yourself, randomly dealing (and re-experiencing) with the emotional stress of earlier traumas in your life, being a victim of guilt, feeling like you are not good enough, and not being able to reduce your social media usage. Either none, some, or all of these apply to you but let's not beat around the bush -- being an adult is TOUGH work and memes can only do so much.

Life continues to feel very demanding and the pandemic required us to adjust so much. The good news is that you do not have to continue this path alone and you are not alone.

Do I Need Mental Health Support?

Below is a list of things to ask yourself to determine if you would benefit from mental health services. If you answer "yes", It does not mean you are "crazy", it means you are HUMAN. Be honest with yourself.

  • Are you feeling sad or down? Do you feel like it has been impacting your ability to enjoy things like how you used to?

  • Are you having a hard time concentrating or organizing your thoughts?

  • Do you catch yourself going through "a wave of emotions" or having different energy levels that range from extreme happiness, sadness, and/or anxiety?

  • Do you think about harming yourself or others?

  • Has your appetite or sleep changed (can be excessive or nonexistent)?

  • Are you experiencing physical issues that cannot be explained by medical reasons?

  • Have you withdrawn yourself from friends, family, or your romantic partner?

  • Do you find that it is difficult to get through the next day?

  • What are your coping strategies? Are they helpful or do you need a new set of them to work through daily issues?

  • Has your sex drive changed?

  • Has someone made a comment about how you have been acting differently lately? If so, when you think about it, do you agree with them?

  • What does your self-talk sound like? Are you kind to yourself and others or are you extremely punitive towards yourself?

How Can Dr. Amy Lee Help?

My research, education, and clinical experience equipped me to provide assessment and treatment to adults who express having symptoms of:

  • Anxiety

  • ADHD or Attention/Impulsivity Issues

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Boundary Setting

  • Depression

  • Enforcing and Setting Boundaries

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief/Loss

  • Identity Uncertainty

  • Intellectual Disabilities

  • Multi-cultural conflicts

  • Life Transitions

  • Peer Relationships

  • Perinatal/Postpartum Mood Disorders

  • Relationship Challenges

  • School/College Issues

  • Self-Esteem/Confidence

  • Social Skills/Communication Deficits

  • Stress/Anger Management

  • Trauma & PTSD

  • Unresolved Childhood Issues

  • Work/Occupational Troubles

My expertise is working with adults who are young professionals or college students that have depression and anxiety along with boundary setting issues, family conflict, peer and romantic relationship problems, history of trauma, and work-related stressors.

Treatment With Dr. Amy Lee

You will have the space to vent about situations or people in your life, discover more about yourself, and share things that are meaningful to you. Expect me to celebrate your successes, challenge your current thinking/behavioral patterns, and find ways to help you come closer to your personal goals even if you have not yet decided what they are. A strong therapeutic relationship will be required to make any of this happen. I pride myself on being transparent, honest, and open.