Rachel Lee is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) providing therapy services to adolescents, young adults, couples, and families at Freedom First Psychological Services.
Over the course of 17 years as a clinician, Rachel has maintained a high level of commitment to providing service to others. Her approach to therapy is integrative, as she takes a client-directed, competency-based approach so that clients are active in their therapeutic experience. She is committed to social justice issues and assisting clients to discover their strengths, voice, skills, and unique abilities. Rachel incorporates the use of mindfulness, as well as the effects of food & mood into therapy practices.
Rachel received her BS in Speech & Hearing Sciences from SUNY at Buffalo and MA in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She has been trained to work with individuals of all ages, including couples and families, in any context with the full range of clinical concerns. She has focused her clinical work with the transitional age, emerging adulthood primarily.
Rachel has worked in a variety of settings including a school setting, psychiatric day treatment center, outpatient clinics, providing in-home family therapy, a shelter for homeless families, and within counseling centers on multiple college campuses. She holds clinical expertise on the effects of complex trauma, attachment, mood disorders, adoption issues, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism, new parenting, relational issues, and phase of life/transitional issues.
Rachel is a native New Yorker, happy to have returned home after living in Oregon and Massachusetts for many years. Mindfulness and personal yoga practice, as well as the use of food for mood, are integral in her life. When not working, you can find Rachel spending time with her husband, daughter, and dogs, hiking/camping, taking pictures, observing wildlife, going to music concerts, and exploring the Adirondack mountains.