Nicolette Lee, LCSW #82860

Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

Nicolette has dedicated her career to working in mental health and supporting clients in reaching their goals and feeling better. She focuses on helping children, teens, and adults through a combination of mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and other forms of evidence-based and effective counseling. She particularly enjoys helping those who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, and/or who are going through a transition period in their life and having a hard time navigating the changes.

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she combines solid counseling skills with the understanding that one’s emotional state is also impacted by what’s going on around them: their neighborhood, society, family, and friend groups. She incorporates this overarching perspective in her work in addition to focusing on one’s strengths. Her clients are empowered to build on their current strengths and learn new tools to further improve their mental and emotional wellness.

Nicolette earned her Masters Degree from San Jose State University and has gained many years of experience working in a variety of non-profit medical and mental health centers. This has allowed her to help with many different concerns and age groups, from anxiety and depression problems in children, teens, and adults, to improving communication and relationships within more complex family struggles. She is also experienced in assisting the aging population given her work as a manager at the Older Adult Program Through Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County.

Nicolette is passionate about helping her clients improve their emotional health and enjoys providing the care, warmth, and effective techniques to reach this goal.

Location

Ages

  • Adults (18+ years)
  • Teens (14-17 years)
  • Pre-Teens (12-13 years)
  • Children (5-11 years)

Type of Therapy

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family

Concerns

  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Autism and Asperger’s
  • Behavioral Difficulties
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Insomnia
  • LGBTQIA+, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
  • Life Transitions
  • OCD
  • Panic Attacks
  • Parenting
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Relationships/Communication
  • School Refusal
  • Self-Harm
  • Social Anxiety/Phobia
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse

Special Interests

  • Aging, Death and Dying
  • Behavioral Difficulties
  • Parenting

Experience 10+ years

Intensive Study/Specialization

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
What is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)?

Clinical social workers provide mental health services for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders in individuals, families, and groups. Their goal is to enhance and maintain their patients’ physical, psychological, and social function.

Educational requirements

Clinical social workers must have a master’s or doctorate degree in social work, with an emphasis on clinical experience. They must undergo a supervised clinical field internship and have at least 2 years of postgraduate supervised clinical social work employment. Clinical social workers are approved providers in most insurance and managed care plans, and practice in the following settings:

  • Private practice
  • Medical facilities (e.g., hospitals)
  • Mental health clinics