Lee Clausen, MS PLMHP PLADC CPSWS, began his career in mental health as a Certified Peer Support & Wellness Specialist and he still believes in the principals espoused by Shery Mead in differentiating between learning versus helping, relationships versus individuals, and hope versus fear. Ultimately, mental health support is about understanding the perspective of another; a shared meaning between client and counselor emerges that allows the client to understand the value and meaning in their present relationships and how those relationships allow a new set of possibilities to emerge through a sense of community.
Community is at the heart of our mental health and throughout his career, Lee has been inspired by the work of Dr. Marc Salzer with the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (www.tucollaborative.org). Lee believes in forming collaborative partnerships and working relationships within our community to learn of and engage in opportunities for clients to expand the world around them.
Lee’s areas of clinical practice have included working with adults struggling to find their place in new environments and new relationships, college students searching for their place in the world, and providing safe and stable environments for youth battling readjustment to foster care and homelessness. Lee believes that each new interaction with a client brings the opportunity to not only change the life of the client but the life of the counselor and our community for the better. Lee also has experience in battling the conditions that affect loved ones and families most: addiction. Lee has been trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Seeking Safety, an evidence-based treatment that helps people with trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, and substance misuse.
Lee looks forward to learning from you and working with you to place hope over fear. Please take the first step in building a working relationship with Lee by clicking on the tab below.