Family Relationship Specialist, Psychotherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Motivational Speaker
INNA LEE, M.A., LMFT, C.C.Ht
My life story is not what you might expect for a therapist. And that, I strongly believe, will be an advantage for you.
You see, I immigrated to the US from Uzbekistan – a country you may have never heard of that sits north of Afghanistan and somewhat west of China – after completing a bachelor’s degree in music and a master’s degree in education.
And I’m really thankful for those degrees. From music I’ve learned a creative logic approach to find solutions, which now helps my clients express and release painful emotions. From studying the field of education, and majoring in Russian and Korean languages and literature, I’ve learned the value of looking at problems from multicultural contexts and perspectives.
Plus, that degree gave me fluency in those languages – very useful when working with Russian and Korean immigrants to the Santa Clarita / Valencia / Los Angeles areas.
During my immigration 15 years ago, I traveled through multiple countries, and met with people of different ethnicities and races. I studied and worked on a paper focusing on immigration and couples’ problems related to immigration.
This was an amazing opportunity to gain the broad perspective I now bring to understanding the stresses and yearnings of families, couples, children, and adults.
Starting a new life and obtaining an additional degree in a new country – a master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate University in California conferred in 2005 -- was certainly filled with challenges. So I know what it is to have a big dream with big challenges, feel the fear in taking risks, and having to find the courage and motivation within myself to overcome so many obstacles.
This is how I know you can do it, too. And what gives me the confidence to know that I can help you get there, whether through coaching, counseling or therapy.
I have successfully met my life and career goals. Now, when you feel a need for help in identifying your strengths and accessing your full potential in life, career, or relationships, I know right where to begin.
I now have over 12 years of professional practice experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist, specializing in trauma work with children, teens, and families -- and a lifetime of envisioning a bigger future and making it happen. I’m fully licensed -- LMFT #48514 -- in the state of California, and am a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
As a graduate of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, I am also fully certified in Clinical Hypnotherapy. I have been helping people to achieve maximum level of their mind power. Everything is possible!
As a current faculty member of the University of Phoenix, I have access to the most up to date knowledge and research in the field of psychology – another benefit for my clients as well.
and Coaching Style
I believe that personal comfort and a trusting relationship in therapy and coaching is the key for successful results. Therefore, I modify my approach to each client’s needs so you can freely express yourself as we work on your life difficulties. I look at your problems from different angles and identify the right ways to help you.
I’m a very interactive, dynamic, innovative, and caring therapist. I use research and evidence-based treatment models and interventions that have been showing positive results in a short period of time.
Many therapists focus on addressing symptoms instead of the root of the problem that leads to long-term and expensive therapy.
One of my strengths is identification of the root of the problem that gives me an opportunity to create a correct and tailored treatment for each counseling client.
Moreover, I use a strategic type of treatment plan so that your goals and needs are always in sight. And you, as the client or parent of my child clients, are invited to collaboratively discuss each step of a coaching action plan or therapy treatment plan for the most effective and efficient progress and results.
Serving Valencia, Santa Clarita, Wordwide via Virtual Tele Therapy