Dr. Julie Lee is the Founder & Executive Clinical Director of The Connection Corporation with her partner, Paul. Dr. Lee graduated from Gonzaga University (B.Ed – Special Education), CSUF (M.S. – Counseling Psychology), and Kent State University (Ph.D – Counselor Education & Supervision) and has been working as a psychotherapist for almost 20 years.
Dr. Lee has a passion for the underserved and those who cannot otherwise advocate for themselves. She has spent her career in various settings such as foster care, schools (elementary through college), the chronically mentally ill adult population, hospitals, and home-based private practice. She has worked with children as young as 18 months old through non-directive play therapy and has spent a significant amount of time working with adolescents both in and out of the school setting. She is also the current clinical supervisor at the Brea Resource Center and supervises associates at The Connection as well. Dr. Lee is EMDR trained and is currently working toward her certification.
The Connection Corporation is a passion project for Dr. Lee and she is realizing her dreams by understanding and implementing the inseparable relationship between the body’s movements and mental well-being. This unique approach to mental wellness and health addresses multiple facets of ensuring further connectedness and healing.