Mrs. Gina Lee, LCSW is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in Illinois. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, South Korea in 1982 and went on to earn two Master’s degrees – one in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin in 1991 and another in Divinity from the Central Baptist Theological Seminary in 2016. Presently, Gina is pursuing her doctorate in Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago.
Gina is a well-respected and seasoned professional with almost twenty years of experience in social services and counseling. She has worked in a variety of roles as a psychotherapist, crisis intervention counselor, case manager, support group leader, and educator for individuals and families in the mental health field. Gina has broad-based experiences working with older children, teenagers, adults, and families on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, chronic mental illness, trauma, parenting, and coping with life stressors. Gina has been a tireless champion in working on cultural diversity issues and serving the needs of the Korean communities and the broader immigrant communities in Chicagoland. Gina uses a individualized, strength-based approach to counseling drawing on various clinical theories including cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness approaches. As a therapist, her focus is striving to help her clients maximize their personal potential to pursue and achieve their own goals.
Gina is a founding member of the Korean Social Workers’ Association in Chicago and a proud recipient of the Chicago Mayor’s Award for excellence in service in 1999. She resides in Glenview with her family. Her favorite hobbies including reading books, listen to music and singing.