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Friday, January 5, 2018

Neuropsychologist Dr. Benny Lee Joins NESCA's Expert Team


Dr. Benny Lee is a pediatric neuropsychologist who is trained in Health Psychology and has special expertise working with children, adolescents, and young adults with developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders.

Meet Benjamin Lee, Psy.D.:

On December 1, 2017, Pediatric Neuropsychologist Dr. Benny Lee joined NESCA's clinical staff. Dr. Lee earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. He completed an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited internship at the Integrated Health Psychology Training Program, in San Pablo, CA, and then continued to his postdoctoral fellowship at the Developmental Medicine Center at Boston Children’s Hospital which he recently completed.  

At NESCA, Dr. Lee provides evaluation and treatment services to children and adolescents presenting with a range of attentional, learning, social-emotional, and developmental disabilities. His training includes the assessment of autism spectrum disorders, as well as the growing field of Health Psychology. He anticipates receiving his Massachusetts psychology license in early 2018, and currently provides services under the supervision of licensed psychologists at NESCA.  

Prior to starting his graduate studies, Dr. Lee worked at a therapeutic preschool for under-resourced children in Oakland, CA. In graduate school, his therapeutic work included the treatment and assessment of children, adolescents, and adults. He specialized in autism assessment while at Kaiser Permanente’s Division of Research, which included specific training in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2). 

Dr. Lee is passionate in his work as both an assessment clinician, and also as a therapist. His evaluations and treatment are tailored to each individual, and he approaches all his work in a supportive and kind manner.  

Additionally, Dr. Lee has specialized training in the growing field of Health Psychology, which uses evidence-based practices to encourage behavior change that can improve a person’s health. This can range from managing anxiety or depression symptoms to supporting the behavioral/psychological aspects of chronic medical conditions. He was particularly drawn to health psychology during his doctoral internship year, when he saw significant improvements in his client’s health outcomes after brief interventions using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and related psychological interventions.

Dr. Lee and his wife live locally, and are proud parents of two children. 

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