Specializing in Counseling and Clinical Neuropsychology
Dr. Lee has a uniquely integrative background in counseling and clinical neuropsychology. She has over ten years of clinical experience working in community mental health clinics, hospitals, and schools in NYC. She completed an internship in clinical psychology at New York University Langone Medical Center Rusk Rehabilitation Institute. She then pursued a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, specializing in the evaluation and neurorehabilitation of individuals diagnosed with neurological disorders. Dr. Lee adopts a lifespan approach (ages 5+) in her practice, and conducts neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessments, cognitive remediation, and psychotherapy. She is also fluent in Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) and is adept at providing culturally-appropriate interventions.
About the clinician
Elsa Lee, Ph.D.
Dr. Lee is committed to giving back to the community and supporting groups that have been historically oppressed and marginalized due to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and socioceconomic status. She frequently delivers talks and training to health professionals, teachers, and community members, with the goal of increasing awareness of mental health, health literacy, and cultural sensitivity to a broad audience.
Ph.D. New York University
M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University
Ed.M. Teachers College, Columbia University
B.A. University of Virginia
Dr. Lee maintains an active role in teaching. She is an adjunct professor at New York University, where she teaches mental health/ school counseling graduate students and designs psychology courses. She is also an adjunct clinical instructor at the at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
As a strong proponent of the scientist-practitioner model, Dr. Lee has been actively involved in research since early on in her career, and has rounded out her research experience with the completion of her post-doctoral fellowship at the Brain Injury Research Center at Mount Sinai. She is currently a research associate at the Columbia University School of Social Work, and has published peer-reviewed journal articles and books chapters in the areas of mental health, cognition, aging, and multiculturalism. She has served as a peer reviewer for several health and psychology journals. Dr. Lee is a frequent presenter at national conferences.