Talisha Lee, PhD
Dr. Talisha Lee is a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Lee graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004 with a B.A. in psychology and sociology. During her undergraduate career, her research mainly concentrated on the effects of parental behavioral control on adolescent adjustment. She also worked for Maxim Healthcare and Family and Youth Inc. as a Community-Based Services Para-Professional for two years. Post graduation, she worked at Duke University Medical Center, where she collected data for a Therapeutic Foster Care Study. In 2005, Dr. Lee began her doctoral studies in the Clinical and School Psychology program at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. There she earned a Masters in Education (M.Ed.) in 2006 and a Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D.) in 2010. Dr. Lee recently completed her internship (2010) and postdoctoral fellowship (2011) at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC) at the Medical College of Virginia, a psychiatric acute hospital for children and adolescents.
Dr. Lee is dedicated to delivering a variety of psychological services including psychotherapy, psychological evaluations, and consultation with parents and teachers. She has experience in working with children ranging from 4-18 years old, with a particular interest in preschool and elementary school-aged boys and girls. She has worked with children and their families in both acute and outpatient settings to provide trauma-informed care and diagnose a variety of disorders including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, mood, anxiety, developmental and psychotic disorders, as well as a wide range of other emotional and behavioral problems, such as aggression, non-compliance and self-injury. Dr. Lee conducts therapy from both cognitive-behavioral and family systems approaches; however, her collective clinical experiences have taught her that flexibility and meeting the unique needs of each child and family is far more important than strictly adhering to a particular approach or orientation. Dr. Lee is enthuiastic about working collaboratively with families to understand their strengths and resources and develop indiviudalized treatment plans to improve their overall functioning across multiple settings. She believes that therapeutic work extends beyond the office and is dedicated to serving families in a variety of settings, including their schools and homes, where vital skills learned in the office can be practiced and reinforced.
Psychological assessment continues to be a significant interest of hers, and Dr. Lee has conducted and supervised numerous comprehensive psychological evaluations of children and adolescents. Her assessment experience includes cognitive, educational, attention, and personality measures, including projective testing. Dr. Lee also has experience working in school settings providing consultation to teachers and parents, as well as participating in Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings. Collectively Dr. Lee’s clinical experiences thus far have fueled her desire to expand her capacity to work with children and their families.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time family and friends. Her interests include cooking, eating, dancing, writing calligraphy, and decorating.