Lee Denton (she, her)

AMFT, Pre-Licensed Counselor
Accepting Clients

How much do you know about your emotions?

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Irvine, CA
Supervised by Bahar Delaram LMFT 100486

About My Clients

Did you know that learning a “feelings” vocabulary to process your experiences supports emotional regulation? Many of us learn adaptive strategies as children, allowing us to survive in a rigid environment while meeting some of our needs. Later you may find that the strategy that kept you safe in childhood interferes with your capacity for connection as an adult. We can explore the patterns that put distance in your relationships despite your desire to increase intimacy.

My Background and Approach

Whatever your childhood lacked should not predetermine your happiness in adulthood. You deserve to thrive. I use emotionally focused therapy for individuals and couples, which is an experiential, systemic, attachment-focused perspective on relationships. Humans were created for connection and when they feel alone and isolated from those closest to them, they act in ways that may seem startling, chaotic, or unhinged, but actually make sense from the perspective of attachment science. EFT has a high rate of success and continues working even after a couple has completed treatment.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I attended my graduate degree at Palo Alto University, which went under COVID lockdown during my third quarter. PAU oriented toward the systemic model and excelled at pulling together resources during the Black Lives Matter protests, having discussions during classes, and sending newsletters full of ongoing learning opportunities.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Anthem
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $75 - 150/session


Email Lee
Joy of Life, Inc.
1682 Langley Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614

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