OVERCOME YOUR IMPOSSIBLE
As a committed Pediatric Psychologist in Colorado, my mission is to help medically vulnerable children and their families succeed and restore normality by elevating psychological care beyond the expected
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
~Viktor E. Frankl
SERVICES I OFFER
Become the cause of your desired outcomes, to the effect of a healthy future
One-on-one discussions with your child dives into a personalized approach to find the most effective path for managing their unique medical conditions and associated mood/behavior problems.
When your child is unwell, everyone in the family is negatively impacted. Left unattended the impact can extend beyond the end of the medical treatment. Meetings with your child and family members are an essential and highly impactful aspect of my therapy to aid in helping you thrive and find empowerment during these challenging times.
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL AND SCHOOL CONSULTATION
While YOU are the most important hub for your child’s medical treatment and communication with the medical team and school, with your permission, I will help coordinate with your child's vital teams (doctors and school) so that we work as a team.
In times of intense pain, suffering becomes automatic. Suffering is one of our mental and physical responses to cope with a negative situation. It leaves us feeling helpless, and the future seeming dire. Sometimes our physical pain also increases as the result of the emotional suffering as well. Suffering is a choice, not a requirement. Together, I will guide you and your loved ones through advanced psychological therapies to a place of self-empowerment, beyond the effect of helplessness and suffering.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT)
The CBT method teaches children how their thoughts, feelings, and actions are all connected and how they can sometimes impact each other negatively. I use various CBT techniques to help your child learn how to change unwanted thoughts, feelings, and actions into his/her own benefit.
Conditions treated with CBT include:
irritable bowel syndrome
treatment adherence issue
With advanced Biofeedback technologies, we will connect your child with vital sensors (breath, heart rate, temperature, muscle tension, etc..) to literally see and hear what your child's body is doing when he/she is experiencing stress and when in a relaxed state.
Through pediatric oriented game-like activities, I am then able to teach children how to control their mind and body through breathing and visual techniques. These lessons can create a long-lasting resolution for your child to utilize in current, and future times of stress and illness.
Conditions treated with Biofeedback include:
Children are naturally "pros" at creating imagination. Through hypnosis techniques, I will guide your child to become more aware of the mind-body connection and help ease the discomfort and pain.
Conditions treated with Hypnosis include:
Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
Contact me today to schedule a free 15-minutes initial conversation.
FOR MEDICAL PROVIDERS
Teamwork and Advocacy
Welcome to Your Pediatric Psychologist. When caring for medically vulnerable children, teamwork is the gold standard. I have worked in multidisciplinary medical settings throughout my career and look forward to collaborating with your team and care for your pediatric patients. I also work very closely with the school systems to coordinate care for the patients. I am happy to be a liaison between your medical team, the school, and the family. Please take a moment to review the provider testimonials below, and contact me to further discuss how I can contribute to your patient care.
FEEDBACK FROM COLLEAGUES
Dr. Jin Lee is a phenomenal clinical psychologist. She is a valued member of our concussion team at the Center for Concussion. Kids and teens with concussion can have complicated recovery often struggling with issues such anxiety and depression during their recovery.
Dr. Lee is an expert at treating these issues within our program as well as any number of mental health diagnoses in her private practice. She is valued by parents and patients alike. She quickly develops a trusting professional relationship with her patients. I highly recommend Dr. Lee’s telehealth psychology practice.
Sue Kirelik, MD
Rocky Mountain Pediatric OrthoONE
Without hesitation, I offer my highest recommendation for Dr. Lee’s telehealth psychology practice. Dr. Lee is an exceptional clinician with a broad expertise. I have referred many young athletes with concussion to Dr. Lee and she has skillfully helped these athletes work through such issues as anxiety, academic stress, sleep dysfunction, depression and social/emotional strain.
Dr. Lee has an incredible bed side manner and seamlessly earns the trust of her patients. She provides age-appropriate tools and strategies for life-long mental health. I trust Dr. Lee and have personally counted on her to care for my own children when they suffered from concussion. I appreciate how Dr. Lee is working to bring her expertise into the telemedicine space.
Brooke Pengel, MD
Pediatric Sports Medicine
It is an honor and delight to endorse psychologist Dr. Jin Lee. In our shared work with patients with minor traumatic brain injury and their families, I have witnessed her professionalism and compassion as she supports and empowers them to meet life’s challenges.
Dr. Lee is highly qualified and skilled with specialized training in different therapeutic techniques and modalities to help with sleep dysfunction, headaches, anxiety, depression, and a broad spectrum of mental health issues. With her depth of knowledge and wisdom, she is able to offer pediatric, adolescent and adult patients personalized, trustworthy and evidence-based care.
Michele Chetham, MD
Rocky Mountain Pediatric OrthoONE
As a pediatric neurologist, it can be a struggle to find therapists that are familiar with management of therapies for migraines and functional disorders of the nervous system. Dr. Lee has experience with these conditions and the feedback I have received from patients has been quite positive. I am so happy to have found Dr. Lee to help patients with conditions that can be debilitating and poorly responsive to medical therapies.
Katharine Meddles, MD
Jin Lee, Psy.D., MSCP, BCB
Licensed Pediatric Psychologist
Board Certified Pediatric Biofeedback Provider
Welcome to Your Pediatric Psychologist. My name is Dr. Jin Lee. I specialize in working with children who have medical conditions. Whether your child has an acute injury (such as a concussion or fracture), or a chronic illness (such as cancer or diabetes), my practice specializes in elevating the care for your child and family with advanced psychological services. It is my goal for your child to return to feeling well, and to live an enjoyable, successful life, in-spite of their medical challenges. While all children and families are uniquely different, I have worked successfully with thousands of patients experiencing everything from acute injury to end of life.
I will assess how your child's physical health is impacting his or her mood and/or behavior and vice versa. When your child is ill, he/she may experience anxiety, depression, or sleep disturbance. This can cause headaches, stomach aches, or shortness of breath. All of which may lead to more serious complications, and a general “downward spiral” with regards to health and quality of life. When your child is in this state, everyone in the family is impacted. Working together, we will take actions both in-therapy, and in-between sessions to reverse the course, and climb toward the path of healing and recovery.
Education and Experience
Board Certification/Special Training:
Licensed Clinical Pediatric Psychologist (CO4500)
Board Certified Pediatric Biofeedback Provider (B6570)
Completed advanced training in Pediatric Hypnosis at National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute (NPHTI)
Certified ImPACT Consultant (CIC)
Post doctorate: Fairleigh Dickinson University, Clinical Psychopharmacology, MS (APA-Accredited)
Doctorate: Pepperdine University, Clinical Psychology, Psy.D. (APA-Accredited)
Pepperdine University, Clinical psychology, MA
University of California Los Angeles, Psychology, BA
Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Rocky Mountain Pediatric OrthoONE Center for Concussion, Pediatric Concussion Psychologist
Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital, Colorado Blood Cancer Institute, Oncology Psychologist
Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center - Suicide Prevention Center, Clinical Supervisor
Children’s Hospital Colorado, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant, Post-doctoral Fellowship
Children’s Hospital Colorado, Pediatric Rehabilitation Psychology, Pre-doctoral Internship
Loma Linda University Medical Center, Pediatric Inpatient Consultation/Liaison and Neuropsychological Evaluation, Clinical Extern
Children’s Hospital Orange County, Pediatric Inpatient Feeding Disorder Program, Clinical Extern
Children’s Hospital Orange County, Pediatric Neuropsychological Testing, Clinical Extern
University of California Irvine, Pediatric Neuropsychological Testing, Clinical Extern
Lee, J., Szabo, M., Supree, A., & Yen, H. (2019). Digestive/excretion system. In A. Wachholtz (Ed.), Clinical health psychology: Integrating medical information for improved treatment outcomes (pp. 55-76). San Diego, CA: Cognella.
Lee, J., Wachholtz, A., Shieh, B. S., & Tees, M. (2019). Cancer-related pain. In A. K. Maikovich-Fong (Ed.), Handbook of psychosocial interventions for chronic pain: An evidence-based guide (pp. 216-238). New York, NY: Routledge.
Lee, J., DeBruhl, P., McCall, J., Deaton, J., & Murray, I. (2018). CLIMB parent group treatment manual. Denver, CO: The Children’s Treehouse Foundation.
Lee, J., Vincent, N., & Zeltzer, L. (2014). Integrative medicine strategies in treating long-term cancer survivors. In G. Mucci & L. Torno (Eds.), Handbook of long term care of the childhood cancer survivor, (pp 419-466). Los Angeles, CA: Springer.
Lee, J. (2013). Japanese Expatriate Youth and Developing Peer Relationships in the U.S. Schools. ProQuest, Dissertations Publishing.
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