Frequently asked questions

How soon can I see Dr. Lee?

I offer a free 15 minute call to briefly talk about your concerns and figure out how I can help you. You can book the appointment online for your convenience.

Does Dr. Lee take insurance?

I don’t participate in any insurance plans. However, I am happy to provide a receipt of my service, including the diagnosis and service code (superbill) for the out of network reimbursement.

How does therapy work?

If you are coming to see me for your child, I ask to meet the family during the initial visit. It’s very important for me to get a full picture of what’s going on so we can come up with the best possible treatment plan. The intake process typically takes 2-3 sessions. Because of my specialty in working with teens and young adults with chronic illness, it is critical that the parents participate in treatment actively while I work with the child. Typical treatment has 3 phases - the priority is to manage the current symptoms, then investigate the root cause(s) of the symptoms, and finally work with the family to maintain the well-being by focusing on relapse prevention.

How much will this cost?

Each session lasts for 50 minutes, and the fee is $220 per session.

Do you offer telemedicine? Do I need special equipment for these types of sessions?

Yes! I offer a secure video session, and you will use a unique link to get into the session. You will need a smartphone, tablet, or a computer with a camera for each telemedicin session.

What if I have anxiety or fears related to coronavirus?

I offer telehealth sessions if you are worried about having in-person sessions. If you want to have in-person sessions, I have masks and hand sanitizer available for you. I also wear a mask and keep distance so we can keep each other safe. Between sessions, I open my window and door to circulate fresh air.

If I’m a new patient with no prior mental health treatment, will Dr. Lee still be able to treat me?

Yes. Starting therapy can be scary sometimes because you may not know what to expect. I’m happy to walk you through the process of therapy during the initial phone call and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

How do I get started with Dr. Lee?

I want to have a 15 minute phone call with you and your family first. I want to hear your concerns and see if we are a good fit. If we both agree to start treatment, then I want to schedule an intake evaluation appointment and meet with the family. During this visit, I will want to get to know you and your family. Once I have a good picture of what’s going on, I will share my thoughts with you and we can come up with a plan to help you. If you agree with the treatment plan, then we get started! Otherwise, I have a list of resources I can share so you have a better direction of where to go after our conversation.

How long does a standard treatment period last?

Typically I see my patients once a week for 10-15 sessions minimum. Some patients get better relatively quickly while others benefit from a longer treatment. However, it’s not the symptom reduction we are aiming for. What we aim for is the root cause of what’s really going on and address those issues. This process may take a while, but it is a very important thing to do so that we are not focusing on a “band-aid” approach. I like to review our progress at each session so we are all on the same page towards achieving the treatment goals. Overall, each treatment is individually tailored, ranging between 3 months to a year.

What is the difference between a pediatric psychologist and a child psychologist?

Simply put, a pediatric psychologist is a type of psychologist who works with children and adolescents who have medical conditions. Pediatric psychologists have special training to understand patients’ medical conditions and work with medical providers as a team to help the child. For example, they work with children who have chronic pain, brain injury, cancer, diabetes, POTS, or autoimmune disease. A child psychologist is a type of psychologist who works with children and adolescents without medical conditions. For example, they work with children who have concerns about ADHD, depression, anxiety,or behavioral issues.

Is therapy right for my child?

That’s a great question, and it depends. I believe anyone can benefit from therapy, but not everyone needs one. That’s why I offer a free initial consultation to get to know you so we can find the best way to help you and your family.

Is therapy confidential

Yes, but there are some exceptions as required by law.

What is therapy with Dr. Lee like? What can I expect in a session with Dr. Lee?

I like to get to know you and your family first because I want you to feel comfortable working with me. My patients tell me I have a large dose of compassion and can be playful. I also have a strong belief about finding inner voice among my patients and love helping them advocate for themselves and communicate with others effectively. I always ask my patients what their comfort level is so I can follow their lead. We may touch uncomfortable things for you, but I do my best to explain why we are doing what we are doing so you have less surprise during sessions.

What ages does Dr. Lee work with?

I work with teens and young adults ranging from 10 years old to 25 years old.

Is telemedicine effective for children?

Some children benefit from telehealth sessions because they feel safe in their own room. And I get to see their rooms and all kinds of fun stuff like stuffed animals or pets. Other children prefer to do sessions in person because they are so done with video sessions and can’t stay focused. I’m happy to chat during the initial consultation and see the best way for your child as each child is different.

How can I get messages to Dr. Lee when I'm not in session with her?

You can call or text the office at 720-515-2535. Once we establish a relationship, you can send me non-emergency secure messages through the portal.

Is Dr. Lee’s office accessible to people with disabilities?

Yes. I’m on the second floor, and there is an elevator in the building. There are ample parking spaces (free) with wheelchair access.

How do I access telemedicine if I am a person with disabilities?

I will accommodate whatever you need to my best ability. Please contact the office for any concerns about your disabilities.

My child may have ADHD. Do you provide psychological testing?

I do not provide psychological or neuropsychological testing at this time.

What kind of medical conditions does your treatment help improve?

The treatment methods I use are all evidence-based for many medical conditions. I see children with a wide variety of medical conditions including acute concussion, pain management, cancer, needle phobia, sleep disturbance to name a few. Please contact me for more information to learn how I can help you and your family.

I have a child with a medical illness, but I want to find  a therapist for my other child who is struggling because of his/her sibling's illness.

Concerns for siblings of pediatric patients are very real and valid. I am happy to see your other children and guide them to cope with their struggles.