About Karen Lee

Karen L. Lee, LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor) has been working as a marriage and family therapist since 1997. Relationship-Success was developed by Karen after years of working with couples. She is passionate about teaching individuals and couples on mastering relationship skills. Currently Karen is serving clients in Santa Clarita Valley, Valencia, Newhall, Saugus, Stevenson Ranch and Canyon Country, as well as Pasadena, Arcadia, La Canada, La Crescenta areas.

Karen’s approach in therapy is interactive and collaborative. Her training and experiences have given her a balanced perspective with both men and women. Many couples seek to work with Karen due to her “pro-marriage” attitude. Karen believes that Relationship Success is Life Success.

Karen Lee has training in Imago Relationship Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. She is familiar with the works of John Gottman, Gary Chapman, John Townsend & Henry Cloud, and many other relationship experts.

In addition, her practice style is highly influenced by the following psychotherapy theories.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy
This type of therapy is also based on the theories and techniques of analysts, such as Freud, Klein and Jung. Their aim is to help you to make sense of your inner world, to understand the usually unconscious conflicts which can cause symptoms such as depression or anxiety. Psychodynamic therapists look at your difficulties in terms of your whole life, not just how you are in the present. Psychodynamic therapy is interested in investigating connections between childhood experience and adult personality in order that you can gain a new insight into the way you have been influenced by what happened in your past.

Rogerian therapy
This is also known as person-centered therapy. Carl Rogers believed that people were capable of growing and developing into what he called ‘the fully-functioning person’. He put great emphasis on empathy, non-possessive warmth and genuineness in therapists, and providing an atmosphere where the clients feel safe to explore their potential.

Family Systems Theory
The family systems theory is a theory introduced by Dr. Murray Bowen that suggests that individuals cannot be understood in isolation from one another, but rather as a part of their family, as the family is an emotional unit. Families are systems of interconnected and interdependent individuals, none of whom can be understood in isolation from the system.