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Joanne Lee
MS, LCAS, CCS, LCMHCS
Therapist at Wilmington Mental Health
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“Recognizing that you are not where you want to be is a starting point to change your life- Deborah Day Don’t be ashamed of your story, it will inspire others” – Anonymous

I take a person-centered approach to therapy. I see every patient as a person, not a diagnosis. I feel that everyone has the ability to tap into their own internal mechanisms for positive change. Once that desire for positive change and personal growth is identified, patients are more likely to find solutions and insights within themselves.

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About Me

I am a Certified Clinical Supervisor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist with over 33 years of experience in substance use and mental health. I have worked in both public mental health/substance use and private mental health and substance abuse. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to address those nagging, self-critical thoughts, motivational interviewing (MI) to help you regain forward motion, and mindfulness to reduce the effects of everyday stress. I offer individual, group and family therapy.

I work with adults and couples struggling with life transitions, relationship/family issues, anxiety, depression, stress management and substance use by using evidenced based models with a conversational approach. This includes couples who want to heal, adults looking for sobriety, parents who are overwhelmed with the great responsibility of raising children. I have a realistic and solution-focused perspective that is paired with humor and creativity that celebrates your unique nature. I know that therapy requires bravery and vulnerability, so I am intentional about creating a space where you feel heard, validated and worthy.

Treatment Orientation:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

My Process

I take a person-centered approach to therapy. This means I believe every person already has what they need to reach their full potential and live their best life. Life circumstances and experiences often cloud our vision on what our full potential may be ~ we may feel confused, lost, or broken in making the best decisions for ourselves and knowing the next steps. I meet you where you are and work towards a common goal in easy to manage small steps. We work together to lift the clouds that are blocking your vision of the life you deserve.


Education and Credentials
Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling
Grand Canyon University-March 2011

Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling
Grand Canyon University-March 2011
Certified Clinical Supervisor
License # 20640
Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist
License # 2653
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
License # 10343(See License Status)
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor
License # QS127452
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What I love to do during my free time…
I love spending time with my family especially my husband and grandson. I love traveling with my husband in our RV. I love spending as much time as I can outside.
Certifications
Certified Forensic Evaluator

I am certified to provide evaluations for the North Carolina Judicial System. These evaluations are for defendants when the issue of capacity to proceed to trial has been raised.

Clinical Supervision for LCASA, LCAS, CSI, and LCMHC

I am a registered clinical supervisor with knowledge of the performance domains. I can supervise substance abuse professionals who work to treat, prevent, or reduce the conditions that place individuals at risk of developing addictive disorder or disease and help prevent relapse. I can help you develop clinical skills and competencies to work in the professional substance abuse field.

As your supervisor, I will provide supervision based on my knowledge of the following domains:

  • Counselor Development
  • Professional & Ethical Standards
  • Program Development & Quality Assurance
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Administration
  • Treatment Knowledge

I will also help you see the active role ethics must play in your professional growth, review the Code of Ethical Conduct, maintain a supervisory file documenting your growth and development, provide a written evaluation annually, summarizing your professional development, and outlining a plan to address areas identified as needing further growth, provide a copy of your assessment to the Board, if requested, and present the Board with an accurate representation of your readiness for a certification or license.

Who can benefit from this service?

  • Applicants for certification in counseling, criminal justice addictions specialization, prevention consulting, and
  • licensure as clinical addictions specialists.
  • Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate (LCASA) seeking full licensure
  • Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialists (LCAS) seeking clinical supervision credential.
  • Certified Substance Abuse Counselors (CSACs) and Certified Criminal Justice Professionals (CCJPs) must still function
  • under a Practice Supervisor's supervision.
  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Specialist Associate (LCMHCA) seeking full licensure

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” - Lou Holtz


If you feel we may be a good fit, schedule a free phone consultation today.





Phone: 910.777.5575 Ext. 110

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My availability
M – F 8:00am - 5:00pm


My patients are
18 years old and older



My specialties
Mental and behavioral health