Meet Sherrie Lee
Dr. Sherrie D. Lee received her Doctor of Education (Ed.D), in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University, Los Angeles. Dr. Sherrie completed her doctoral research on studying the influence of multicultural counselor competencies on racial bias and treatment outcomes among African American clients. Dr. Sherrie believes that everyone, and she means everyone, benefits from mental healthcare. However, a disproportionate number of African Americans receive mental health treatment, and when they do it is often inappropriate. 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. Dr. Sherrie previously worked as a child care provider in the Infant Room at UCLA when 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 provided individual therapy, group therapy, and provided comprehensive mental health assessments to children’s court to facilitate family reunification or permanency placement of children detained and placed in foster care. As an MFT intern, she was trained in evidenced based practices: The Incredible Years (IY) parent training series and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT); worked as a member of the Multidisciplinary Assessment Team; became licensed and provided over 10 years of service before making the decision to pursue a doctorate degree.
Dr. Sherrie is continuing her journey in the field of psychology as a Post-Doctoral Psychological Assistant and as a LMFT (LMFT86706) at Albert Knapp & Associates.