Living with chronic anxiety disrupts one's quality of life. Dr. Samuel Lee specializes in treating anxiety through natural healing techniques in patients throughout Los Angeles from his practice in Playa Del Rey, California.Make Appointment
Dr. Lee seeks to not only treat mental illness and anxiety, but to promote physical, mental, and energetic wellness. To do this, he will emphasize using medications for psychiatric stabilization with a common long term goal of tapering off of medications while optimizing the natural healing.
Dr. Lee incorporates natural healing methods to treating anxiety through breathwork, therapy, harmonyum healing, and plant based medicine. Dr. Lee believes that supportive, honest, compassionate, and intuitive connection through therapy is the best way to treat anxiety and emotional suffering. Dr. Lee helps his patients explore how to observe their thoughts, without identifying with them. He teaches his patients to learn how to replace negative and false thoughts, with positive thoughts that are in alignment with who they really are and want to be.
By becoming aware of limiting belief systems, letting go of them, then reprogramming our subconscious and conscious minds, Dr. Lee believes his patients can literally change their lives, by changing our minds. As your physician, coach, and partner in helping you resolve your anxiety, Dr. Lee will equip you with the tools to manage and overcome anxiety and propel you to a sustained state of wellbeing.
While everyone experiences feelings of anxiousness every now and then, anxiety disorder is a mental health issue where a person suffers from feelings of worry that don’t get better, but in fact, increase in severity over time. The anxiety often disrupts the patient’s daily responsibilities, the person’s occupation or education, and his or her relationships. Anxiety disorder can occur in a variety of forms, but is most often found in 1 of 3 forms including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Social Anxiety Disorder or Social Phobia.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder is categorized by feelings of anxiousness in various situations and stresses in everyday life. Worry exists even when there is no obvious reason for it and people can overly stress about an otherwise resolvable issue. Getting through the day is even difficult.
Panic Disorder can be hereditary and is characterized by sudden, repetitive attacks of extreme fear and/or panic, commonly referred to as a panic attack. Panic attacks are often described as feeling like a heart attack and the person ends up being very fearful of the attacks and worrying about when the next one will happen. It can cause many difficulties in life because the person will avoid situations he or she associates with the attacks.
Social phobia can also be hereditary. Those with social phobia experience fear in relation to social situations and interaction. Interacting with people, even speaking, can be terrifying. Patients with social phobia often have trouble making friends and may even have some type of physical reaction when interacting with others.
Are you seeking a psychiatrist who is passionate about what he does and who takes an integrative and spiritual approach to mental health? Are you seeking a psychiatrist who is comfortable with alternative, holistic, and complementary treatments while having a judicious and conservative approach to psychiatric medications?
Board Certified Psychiatry and Neurology
B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Religion from Pacific Union College
MD Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Residency in Psychiatry, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Inpatient Adult Psychiatrist, Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital
Primary Attending Geriatric Psychiatrist at the Auerbach Inpatient Psychiatric Jewish Home Hospital
General Adult Outpatient Psychiatrist, Kaiser Permanente
I work directly with patients in my Los Angeles based private practice.
Prior to our first visit, we can connect on the phone for a brief 5-10 minute conversation to ensure that we are a good fit to work together. You may also fill out an initial intake form and send it back to me so we can save time for our actual visit, and I can have an idea of your medical history prior to meeting
During our first visit, I will strive to be completely present with you. This means, I will not be typing and you will have my undivided attention and care.
We may utilize breath work to arrive in a relaxed and present state of being.
We will then proceed to engage in open and honest dialogue and everything we speak about will remain confidential.
We will explore your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health and examine areas of strength, and areas that we may want to bring into balance. We will discuss symptoms, without placing you into a box of a diagnosis. When we feel there is a mutual understanding of the desired outcome of treatment we will formulate a realistic, specific treatment plan geared towards eradicating symptoms by addressing the root cause. We will ensure that you have the adequate knowledge, tools, medication (if necessary), supplements, and support to make progress towards your goal of becoming the best version of yourself.
Initial Consult (60-90 minutes) $400
Starting with our first session, we’ll clarify what your specific needs are and how to address them.
Follow Up (30 minutes) $200
I work with you directly to put you on a path to sustained wellbeing.
15-Minute Follow Up — As varies
There may also be occasion for a brief phone follow up.