Lee Ockenden, M.A. is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Davis, California, working with couples, families, individuals and adolescents. Lee has been in practice as a psychotherapist for 15 years. Lee also volunteers as Clinical Director or the non-profitcommunity mental health organization, Life Compass Coaching & Counseling in Davis.
Lee lives with his wife Carmen Isais, their five children and grandfather. With three generations under one roof Lee has gained new insight into relationships, parenthood and union.
On Individual Therapy Work:
“Using a direct and empathetic approach, I believe the best therapy is collaborative and respectful—fostering empowerment and growth. Unlike traditional therapy, by accessing an individuals own intrinsic source of understanding and healing, new perspectives emerge allowing for change to occur through choice.”
“Working with couples is an emmense privilege. Regardless of ‘their’ history, resolving resentments and creating opportunities for intimacy allows for choice and growth towards trust to emmerge.”
On Anxiety/ Depression and Trauma:
“The field of psychology has grown so much in the last 20 years. We have access to methods to facilitate healing at a rate that is sometimes astonishing…even for the facilitator. Both EMDR and Neurobehavioral Programs are effective, non-invasive and gentle for the client.”