Meet Sherrie Lee

Dr. Sherrie D. Lee received her Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University, Los Angeles.  She is a Post-Doctoral Psychological Assistant (PSB 94024829) and as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT86706) in the state of California.  Dr. Sherrie completed her doctoral research on studying the influence of multicultural counselor competencies on racial bias and treatment outcomes among African American clients.  Prior research states that a disproportionate number of African Americans receive mental health treatment, and when they do, it is often inappropriate and inadequate.  Dr. Sherrie believes in quality culturally sensitive mental health treatment, from assessment to termination, for everyone.

Dr. Sherrie has always had an interest in the field of psychology and a passion for working with children.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UCLA with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology.  While working at the university childcare center in the Infant Room at UCLA, one of the children began to demonstrate behavioral problems.  She was asked to talk to the child’s parents about their marriage.  Feeling out of her depth, she began to pursue a career as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT).  She earned an M.S. degree in MFT from California State University, Dominguez Hills.  She worked as an MFT intern in a field-based outpatient community mental health agency serving children from ages 0-18 years along with their families in Compton and surrounding areas throughout LA County.  She received training in evidenced based practices: The Incredible Years (IY) child and parent training series and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She provided individual and group therapy, and case management.  She also provided comprehensive mental health assessments to children’s court as a Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Assessment Specialist and a member of the Multidisciplinary Assessment Team (MAT) to facilitate family reunification or permanency placement of children detained and placed in foster care.  Over time she obtained her license and provided over 10 years of service before making the decision to pursue a doctorate degree and move into private practice.

Dr. Sherrie is continuing her journey in the field of psychology at Albert Knapp & Associates.  She has experience working with young children, adolescents, and adults dealing with anxiety and depression.  She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and Meditation.  She has recently added Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)/Tapping to her skillset.  EFT is a great compliment to the therapeutic process, much like adding whip cream and a cherry on top of your sundae.  It is a self-soothing technique that resets the flow of energy in our body.  It also helps to release underlying feelings that may be the source of our struggles due to talking about them in a socially appropriate manner. 

Dr. Sherrie is available in-office or via telehealth, Saturday through Wednesday for psychological testing (mornings), and mental health services (afternoons and evenings).  Additionally, Dr. Sherrie provides clinical supervision to Associate Marriage & Family Therapists