Counselor Lee, MS, LPC, NCC

Location(s): Albertville / Boaz

Lee joined the Garrett Counseling team in 2021! He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC04927). He has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Birmingham-Southern College and Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Jacksonville State University.

Lee enjoys working with teens and clients experiencing ADHD, anxiety, depression, or behavior concerns. When asked about his approach to counseling, Lee said, “I use an eclectic approach to counseling based on the individual’s needs and what works best for them. I find a lot of value in using therapeutic approaches from person-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). I prioritize creating a warm, empathetic, and nonjudgmental space for my clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences while tailoring the individual needs to specific concepts and techniques from the different therapeutic approaches. I believe clients first need to feel safe, heard, and establish trust in the therapeutic relationship prior to working on specific issues and techniques. I encourage clients to explore themselves and their lives openly, utilize their personal strengths and values, and I offer additional perspective and ways to promote growth and healing.”



Highlights -
American Counseling Association, National Board of Certified Counselors, Alabama Counseling Association
Lee practices wellness by traveling, spending time with his wife, playing tennis or video games, watching horror movies, reading, and learning new things. He has a dog named Tojo who is a mixed breed, and he also enjoys spending time with his mom's French Bulldogs. A few interesting facts to help you get to know Lee better: His favorite books include "Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius, "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankl, any book by Stephen King, and "What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing" by Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Bruce Perry. He finds a special connection with "Raymond Reddington" from The Blacklist. Lee says, "It sounds bad since he is a notorious criminal, "The Concierge of Crime". But he is very cultured, loves traveling, and enjoys experience and learning. I learn something new from him in the show often, whether it be new places, foods, words, and others."