Lee AndreLicensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Hello, I am Lee-Andre! I specialize in helping people unlock their own inner strength and reclaiming their sense of self worth.
Gender identity issues, sometimes called gender dysphoria or gender conflict, occur when an individual feels an inconsistency between their physical gender and the gender they truly feel or identify with. This most commonly exhibits itself as a physical discomfort with the gender one was assigned at birth, including the feeling of being in the wrong body. Children with gender dysphoria may express disgust of their own genitals or a certainty that they will grow up to be the opposite sex. Some individuals with gender identity issues treat this feeling by physically modifying their bodies to better match their gender identity. Gender dysphoria comes with it an increased risk for depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, and bullying. If you are experiencing gender identity issues, reach out to one of TherapyDen’s qualified professionals today.
Self-doubt is often crippling, and you know what you should do but cannot seem to get yourself to do it. There is no light at the end of the tunnel, no silver lining. Your anxiety takes over and it feels like the whole world is pressing down. You have fought for so long and nothing seems to work. You feel like shattering. Keep going. There are answers. For so long, all you can remember is tired, or sad, or angry. Message me today to learn how we can find the solutions you need.
My clinical work has been focused within field of trauma, eating disorders and attachment with adolescents, adults, couples and family systems; at all levels of care including (OP, IOP, PHP, RES, and IP.) Focusing on the development of new skills to navigate one’s life and exploring the clients vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness as it relates to the presenting problem; co-creating new choices and practices that will move clients toward more authentic and wholehearted living.
As a multicultural woman, I not only have personal experience with historical trauma, intergenerational trauma, and women's issues, but I also specialize in grief and loss, sexual assault/violence, suicidality, relationship issues, transitional difficulties, depression, anxiety, identity formation, and more. With experience serving ages 12-adult, I aim to create a safe space to explore an array of different obstacles within the human experience to leave my clients feeling empowered and heard.