Living with persistent phobias can be very painful and limiting. Dr. Samuel Lee works with patients throughout the greater Los Angeles area overcome and manage their phobias from his office in Playa Del Rey, California.Make Appointment
Dr. Lee trains patients on how to observe their thoughts when they are experiencing a phobia stressor and start developing control of their body's response. Simultaneously, Dr. Lee will help patient start to let go of belief systems that caused the formation of that phobia. In his practice he utilizes a number of healing modalities to help patients be aware of their limiting beliefs and fears, letting go of them, and then reprogramming their subconscious and conscious minds.
Dr. Lee believes you'll never find anyone, anxious, angry, depressed, or angry breathing completely normally. The mind will follow the breath, or the breath will follow the mind, which one is leading the way? Breath patterns are indicative of our emotional and physical state of being. Dr. Lee trains his patients to use the breath to activate the calm brain waves. While we are in a relaxed brain wave state, we can reprogram subconscious limiting beliefs, disconnect from then integrate traumas from the past, and even work on manifesting our desired future.
Phobias are fears sparked by certain situations that can interfere with a person's coping abilities or lead them to stay away altogether from those situations . These situations are not normally dangerous or frightening, but people with phobias experience strong feelings of anxiety when they find themselves in these environments. 1 in 10 people will experience phobias at some point in their lives. These individuals can be calm and rational most of the time, yet find themselves paralyzed with fear when they are faced with a particular situation.
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.