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Welcome to Care Therapy Online
“Elle is the best counselor there is! I look forward to our sessions because she is kind, caring, compassionate and it is clear how much she cares about her clients and her work.” S.H.

Hi there! I’m Elle

Are you tired of worrying and constantly feeling anxious, fearful, and uncertain about yourself and the future? For some of you, depression takes a lot out of you. Feeling down, irritable, unmotivated, and negative is exhausting. I know exactly how you feel because I’ve been there myself. Through my own experiences with anxiety and depression and professional training, I’ve learned life-changing tools that effectively improve how you think and feel. I’m passionate about helping you overcome anxiety and depression as I have.

My therapy style is supportive, encouraging, and positive. I believe it’s important to build trust and connection with you while creating a safe space for you to share and heal. One of my strongest skill set as a therapist is pulling from a combination of interventions known to effectively treat multiple mental health symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Together, we work on current problems, develop your life toolbox so you can graduate from therapy and live the life you truly want for yourself. Don’t spend another minute suffering, let’s talk right now by texting/calling me at 949-441-2273.

P.S. I know how important it is from personal experience to find a therapist who fits. That’s why I offer a complimentary 20-minute session so we can get to know each other. Feel free to call or text me at 949-441-2273 to schedule a complimentary session. 

When you are ready, I’m here for you,

Elle Lee, LCSW (#99440)


Clinical Areas of Focus

Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety: I specialize various types of anxiety such as generalized anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, and phobias.

You worry often and overthinking about worst case scenarios happening to you. You tend to have negative thoughts and judgments about yourself and have difficulty controlling your worries or fears. You feel anxiety in your body and anxiety affects your life and how you feel about yourself. You constantly feel on edge, fatigue, irritable, have trouble concentrating and sleeping.

Depression: I specialize in mild to moderate symptoms of depression.

You feel sad and down most days. You feel shame, worthlessness, and guilt – it’s hard to shake it off. You have trouble staying motivated and getting things done and tend to have persistent negative thoughts that make you feel bad and hopeless. You have trouble concentrating, oversleep, overeat or not eat at all sometimes. Feeling depressed keeps you stuck from moving forward and you feel helpless to the vicious cycle depression keeps you in. **Other challenges that arise from these areas: low self-esteem, lack of motivation, self-doubt, people-pleasing, codependency, and passive/aggressive communication and poor boundaries.

KidneyFailure & Dialysis

Perhaps you’ve just been diagnosed or you’ve been dealing with kidney failure for a long time now. Dialysis is a lot to deal with emotionally, physically, and mentally. It’s a hard doing dialysis 3x a week and sitting in an uncomfortable chair for several hours. Kidney failure changes your life, diet, and schedule so it’s normal feel anxious, down, worried, and frustrated. You don’t have to deal with it alone and you certainly don’t have to stop living the life you want because of it. I help you discover new ways to cope, move forward, and live a meaningful life even while on dialysis. 

Therapy Approach

I’m trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a proven evidence-based treatment effective at changing harmful thinking patterns and behaviors. I also utilize additional evidence-based treatments, specifically Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and tailor them to your specific challenges to improve and achieve the goals you have for therapy.

As your therapist, I’ll develop a practical and structured treatment plan for you to learn tools/strategies that work for you while providing clear explanations to help you understand your unhelpful patterns. We will work collaboratively together and everything we do in therapy is discussed and agreed upon.

My goal is to help you graduate from therapy feeling confident and equipped to manage your mental health successfully on your own.

Let’s connect for a complimentary 20-mins session!

xo, Elle

Interesting Facts

about Me & Mental Health

1 The biggest factor in successful therapy is..

The therapeutic relationship between therapist & client

2 The leading cause of disability worldwide is..

Depression (nami.org)

3 Is online therapy effective?

Yes! Research found it’s equally effective as in-person therapy

4 The most common mental illness in the U.S. is..

Anxiety (adaa.org)

5 My go-to techniques for anxiety & dealing with a chronic illness is..

My handy anti-anxiety notebook for challenging/changing unhelpful thoughts and unburdening parts of myself that no longer serve me

6 What AM I MOST proud of?..

Surviving kidney failure and turning it into a positive experience

7  My fantasy job is..

Criminal Psychologist

8 I care about…

Being a kind person, boba drinks forever,  and helping my clients kick anxiety and depression to the curb!

Academic Training

University of California Irvine, Irvine
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Psychology and Social Behavior (2014)

University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Master of Social Work (MSW) Adult Mental Health and Wellness (2016)

CA Board of Behavioral Sciences
Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Active License #94460 (2020)

Contact me

You can call/text me at 949-441-2273 or send a message using the contact form located below. I personally respond to all my messages and always within a few hours or sooner. Looking forward to hearing from you!