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Dug Y. Lee, PhD, ABPP

Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist






Fielding Graduate University                                                                                                                         

Jan 2008 – Aug 2013

              Santa Barbara, CA

              Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, 2013

              M.A. Clinical Psychology, 2010


Bastyr University / LIOS                                                                                                                                   

Aug 2004 – Jun 2006

              Kenmore, WA

              M.A. Applied Behavioral Science                                                                                                                                                        


University of Tennessee                                                                                                                                    

Jun 1993 – Dec 1996

              Knoxville, TN

              B.S. Business Administration

              Summa Cum Laude





Yorkville University                                                                                                                                               

Aug 2022 – Present

New Brunswick, ON (Remote)                                                                                                                                                                       

Position: Faculty Lead (Full-time)

I oversee and support adjunct faculty teaching the Diversity course to pre-MA students using a strengths-based approach that honors individuality and critical thinking. I also collaborate with the premier cohort of Faculty Leads in creating standards, protocols, and documentation for this new role. Finally, I also remote teach students across all pre-MA courses.

  • Remote instruct pre-MA counseling psychology students

  • Supervise 30+ instructors teaching Cultural Diversity in Counselling

  • Contribute to a new infrastructure for the Faculty Lead role

  • Committee work for Hiring, Student Development, and Scholarship


Fairleigh Dickinson University                                                                                                                         

Jan 2022 – Present

Teaneck, NJ (Remote)                                                                                                                                                                                         

Position: Adjunct Faculty

I mentor and educate students about diversity issues in psychology, including theories and intersectional perspectives. My classes are unique in their experiential nature and high level of student participation. I help students to gain greater insight into their own implicit beliefs and grow their cultural knowledge, humility, and appreciation.

  • Remote instruct pre-PhD psychology students

Antioch University Seattle                                                                                                                                  

Oct 2015 – Present

Seattle, WA                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Position: Adjunct Faculty/ Clinical Supervisor

I mentor and educate students about human behavior, the nature of systems, professional development, and regulatory issues. I help them to embrace ambiguity and develop their ability to solve problems using analysis, creativity, and their unique strengths. As a member of dissertation committees, I serve as the analytic

systems thinker who can detect the strengths and difficulties the project may encounter in the future. Also, when training sites were in short supply, I have helped build partnerships in the community and helped those entities build out training programs for the Antioch students.

  • Clinically supervise and teach pre-PsyD psychology students

  • Remote teach pre-MA couple and family therapy students

  • Participate in dissertation committees

  • Build partnerships and programs in the community


Northwest Psychological Services, LLC                                                                                                      

Mar 2015 – Present


Position: Psychologist, Owner

My private practice specializes in ethnically and racially-diverse clients who are struggling with relationship difficulties and anxiety. I successfully motivate clients to initiate treatment, provide the evidence necessary for them to follow through, and have developed a deep understanding of the common challenges facing these

clients. As a board-certified psychologist, my private practice consists of therapy and psychological evaluations with a Systems Theory perspective and focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, appealing to those clients who value demonstrated effectiveness. I have developed and maintained professional collaborations with

healthcare providers from a variety of disciplines in order to approach client care from a multi-systems approach. I can quickly determine how to best communicate with each client to target my messaging in a way that will maximize influence. In response to the need for mental health treatment in rural areas and increased accessibility for busy professionals, I developed the telepsychology aspect of my practice in 2018, making me well-versed in the unique challenges and requirements of this format. I also adapt my communication style to most effectively reach healthcare professionals and the community in an effort to educate, empower others to initiate change, or help expand their perspective.

  • Conduct psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and adolescents

  • Administer, score, and write reports on comprehensive psychological assessments

  • Provide leadership in the community on behavioral health and telepsychology


VA Puget Sound Health Care System                                                                                          

Feb 2017 – Nov 2019

Tacoma and Seattle, WA

Position: Community Outpatient Mental Health Clinical Reviewer

I revamped my program after identifying the inefficiencies impacting Veterans’ access to care, the inherited historical damaged trust between my program and other VA departments, and the lack of oversight of the community contractors. I was able to successfully develop collaborative partnerships with multiple entities who had conflicting goals, ambitions, and priorities, including VA providers from multiple healthcare disciplines, VA leadership, VA staff across the country, contracted community providers, and Veterans. Those collaborations allowed me to address the gaps in treatment for eating disorders and substance use disorders. I identified and tracked this disparity, developed and proposed solutions to leadership, and empowered others to implement and further grow the new protocols. With these successes, I was treated as an SME in managed care 

  • Evaluate requests for Veteran’s initial and continuing mental health treatment in the community

  • Partner with internal and external stakeholders

  • Act as SME for behavioral health managed care

  • Develop, advocate for, and implement programmatic changes


Give an Hour                                                                                                                                        

May 2015 – March 2017               

Seattle, WA

Position: Project Coordinator, Tacoma Community Collaborative

I created Give an Hour’s first presence in the Pacific Northwest. Give an Hour is a national nonprofit with the mission of military and Veteran mental well-being. In response to the problem of multiple disparate entities working in parallel, I led my team in the creation of a collaborative community in Western Washington. I strategically identified private and public stakeholders, worked to unify them under the shared mission of military and Veteran mental health, and empowered them to create sustainable programs.

  • Identify available mental health resources for active and retired service members and their loved ones

  • Analyze the gaps in and barriers to mental health services and identify possible remedies

  • Initiate and facilitate the coordination of care across resources

  • Create a collaborative of local stakeholders concerned about the mental health needs of the military community


Associates for Psychiatric and Mental Health                                                                    

Sep 2013 – April 2015               

Vancouver, WA

Position: Psychologist

My role as the behavioral health lead entailed providing consultation and mentorship to medical and mental health staff, facilitating and conducting trainings to improve services, and provide direct services.

  • Serve as behavioral health lead

  • Conduct intakes and psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and adolescents

  • Administer, score, and write reports on comprehensive psychological assessments





American Academy of Couple and Family Psychology

January 2023 Present  

Position: Board Member

American Board of Professional Psychology                                                                     

Nov 2018 – Present

Chapel Hill, NC

Position: Board Member (since Oct 2019), American Board of Couple and Family Psychology


American Society of Clinical Hypnosis                                                                                    

Jun 2017 – Present

Schaumburg, IL

Position: Associate Member


Washington Counselors of Color Network                                                                           

Jun 2016 – Present    

Seattle, WA

Position: Member


Asian American Psychological Association                                                                          

Jan 2010 – Present    

Washington, DC

Position: Member


American Psychological Association                                                                                       

Aug 2006 – Present    

Washington, DC


  • Division 43: Society for Family Psychology

  • Division 45: Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race


Washington State Psychological Association                                                                     

Aug 2006 – Dec 2021    

Seattle, WA

Position: Editor-in-Chief (Jan 2009 – Dec 2012)

Position: Chapter 6 Continuing Education Coordinator (Jan 2014 – Jan 2015)


Washington State Examining Board of Psychology                                                     

Apr 2020 – Jun 2021

Olympia, WA

Position: Governor-Appointed Board Member





Give an Hour                                                                                                                                           

Mar 2010 – Present    

Position: Volunteer Provider

  • Provide pro-bono psychotherapy for members of the military and their families


American Red Cross                                                                                                                          

Jun 2010 – Jan 2019    

Position: Disaster Mental Health Volunteer

  • Supervise disaster mental health volunteers as King County Lead

Jan 2016 – Mar 2017

  • Rebuild the disaster mental health program as King County Lead

  • Train and debrief American Red Cross volunteers pre and post-deployments

  • Provide psychological crisis intervention for survivors of disasters


King County Clinic                                                                                                                             

Oct 2017 – Oct 2018

Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

Position: Mental Health Supervisor

  • Supervise student volunteer therapists at the annual King County Clinic


King County Crisis Clinic                                                                                                             

Aug 2006 – Dec 2007    

Seattle, WA

Position: Crisis Intervention Phone Worker

  • Provide telephone crisis intervention




Couple and Family Psychology Board Certification                                                      

Nov 2018 – Present    

American Board of Professional Psychology

Certificate #8804

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Oct 2021 Present

Georgia Secretary of State


Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Jul 2022 – Present

Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs


Licensed Clinical Psychologist                                                                                                   

May 2014 – Present    

Washington State Department of Health

PY 60415676


Nov 2021 Present



Six Sigma White Belt                                                                                                                                 

November 2016

Spectrum Consulting Group, LLC





Fielding Graduate University                                                                                                                               

Jul 2014

Doctoral Dissertation                                                                                                                                                                      

Dissertation Committee Chairperson: Karen Dill, PhD

  • Is Charisma Enough for Women? The Impact of Gender on Charismatic Influence

         A study of the power disparity between men and women via the examination of the relationships between gender, charisma, and influence.


Antioch University Seattle                                                                                                        

May 2008 – Nov 2010    

Research Practicum                                                                                                                                     

Supervisor: Alejandra Suarez, PhD

  • Mindfulness and Nonviolent Communication                                                                                      

A study of the impact of mindfulness and nonviolent communication training on inmates’ recidividism. Designed the experiment, conducted quantitative analysis, designed behavioral rating scales, selected psychometric tests, scored specialized instruments, interpreted findings, and co-wrote a paper.

  • Integrated Theory of Listening                                                                                

   An investigation of the listening components of Freudian psychoanalysis, Jungian psychology, May’s existentialism, Rogers’ person-centered approach, Gestalt therapy, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, Csikszentmihalyi’s evolutionary psychology, Greenberg’s emotion-focused approach, positive psychology, and interpersonal neurobiology. Integrated these components into a single theory of listening, co-wrote a paper, and

presented the theory at a conference in Lisbon, Portugal.


Relationship Research Institute (Gottman Institute)                                                 

Oct 2007 – Jan 2008    

Position: Research Assistant

  • Violence in Intimate Relationships.

         A study of relationships characterized by violence. Screened and interviewed participants and collected biometric data of participants during the interviews.


Antioch University Seattle                                                                                                           

Aug 2006 – Jan 2007    

Doctoral Fellow

Supervisor: Alejandra Suarez, PhD                                                                                                                                           

  • Openness to Diversity                                                                                                                                                    

An examination of the relationship between ego integration and openness to diversity. Designed the experiment, conducted quantitative analysis, scored specialized instruments, interpreted findings, and trained other raters on the Loevinger Sentence Completion Test.




Lee, D. Y. (2022, December). I'm fine. Panel moderation for Give An Hour, Online.

Lee, D. Y. (2022, July). How culture impacts our emotional wellbeing. Panel discussion for Give An Hour, Online.

Lee, D. Y. (2021, March). Moral injury vs. PTSD: Is the monster in here or out there? Presentation at the Jewish Family Service meeting, Online.


Fury, S., Lee, D. Y., Bogen, E. (2020, May). Before and after the affair. Presentation at the Antioch University Seattle Community Meeting, Online.


Lee, D. Y. (2019, January). Moral injury vs. PTSD: Is the monster in here or out there? Presentation at the Pierce County Counselors meeting, Tacoma, WA.


Lee, D. Y. (2018, August). Treating the mental health of female Veterans: An overview. Presentation at the Residence XII clinical meeting, Kirkland, WA.


Lee, D. Y. (2017, June). Let’s get practical about treating military clients: Cultural and clinical competence. Presentation at the Pierce County Counselors Association meeting, Tacoma, WA.


Lee, D. Y. (2016, March). Countertransference: Beyond psychoanalysis. Presentation at the Antioch University Seattle Community Meeting, Seattle, WA.


Lee, D. Y. (2016, January). Living with Integrity and Intention. Workshop at the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Corps Conservation Program Mid-Year Meeting, Fife, WA.


Lee, D. Y. (2015, October). Mental health bootcamp: What therapists should know about treating military clients. Presentation at the Pierce County Counselors Association meeting, Tacoma, WA.


Lee, D. Y. (2015, July). Before and after the affair. Presentation at the Antioch University Seattle Community Meeting, Seattle, WA.


Lee, D. Y., Hlavsa, D., Holloman, D., Davis, A., Lehavot, K., Nobles, R., …Swanson, L. (2007, October). Acting in therapy: Finding the diversity within. Presentation at the fall conference of the Washington State Psychological Association, Tacoma, WA.


Lee, D. Y., Hlavsa, D., & Schoenholtz-Read, J. (2008, October). Transitioning in and out of the psychotherapist's role to enhance self-care: Lessons from acting. Presentation at the fall conference of the Washington State Psychological Association, Tukwila, WA.


Lee, D. Y., & Meek, W. (2010, October). Are you tearing at the moral fabric of Pacific Northwest Psychologists? Presentation at the fall conference of the Washington State Psychological Association, Lynnwood, WA.


Lee, D. Y., & Orpen, S. (2015, May). Sex therapy with couples. Presentation at the Antioch University Seattle Community Meeting, Seattle, WA.


Siegel, L. A., & Lee, D. Y. (2014, October). The ins and outs of sexual disorders, pharmacology, and integrative care. Presentation at the fall conference of the Washington State Psychological Association, Seatac, WA.


Suarez, A., & Lee, D. Y. (2007, July). Listening with integration: From Reik to Siegel. Paper presented at the summer conference of the Society for the Exploration of Psychological Integration, Lisbon, Portugal.


Suarez, A., Lee, D. Y., Rowe, C., Gomez, A., Murowchick, E., & Linn, P. (2009, October). Two studies of Freedom Project: Does it work? How does it work? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Freedom Project, Seattle, WA.





Lee, D. Y. (2020). Compassion fatigue – moral injury cycle: Healthcare practitioners’ dilemma during global crises. Submitted manuscript.


Suarez, A., Lee, D. Y., Rowe, C., Gomez, A. A., Murowchick, E., & Linn, P. L. (2014). Freedom Project: Nonviolent communication and mindfulness training in prison. SAGE Open, 4(1). doi: 10.1177/2158244013516154

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