Meet Belinda Lee
I am Belinda Lee a National Certified Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Georgia. Before beginning Balance Living Holistic Therapy, I was a mental health therapist for Emory Healthcare System, then a psychotherapist for a private practice. Prior to earning my Master of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University, Georgia, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University, New Jersey. While residing in New Jersey, I taught middle school then transitioned to teaching elementary school when moving to Georgia.
I find much enjoyment counseling adult clients from various walks of life and ages. It is a privilege to work with individuals who are in transition, seeking support in letting go of old habits and beliefs, and are striving to have a balanced life. I also enjoy working with couples who are seeking support in navigating their way through life together and finding their balance as individuals and as a couple. Facilitating therapy with older adults is also rewarding for me. It allows an opportunity to examine their life experiences, gain insight, and create the balance needed to live life now with the abundance of knowledge they have acquired.
I am a culturally inclusive therapist with a focus on BIPOC Clients (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color). African- Americans have a unique history. I am aware and understand its impact on our existence and the great need to release false messages we are bombarded with on a daily basis. I believe therapy is a way to grasp and develop trust in yourself which will allow you to live life at your highest potential. Using a client centered, holistic approach, I’m able to encompass a variety of techniques which allows me to meet my clients where they are and create a plan that will aid in their journey to the mental health they strive for.
My formal counseling education, combined with my life experiences as an educator, stay at home and working mom, spouse, caregiver, parent of adult children, grandparent, entrepreneur, and the knowledge I’ve gained about the evolution of family has developed me into a well-rounded therapist. I bring a wealth of knowledge into every counseling session. I also honor and work from the adage of ancestor Maya Angelou, “I come as one, but I stand as ten thousand.”