About Sue Lee 


Sue Lee is a counselor, California State licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a board-certified Art Therapist. 

Sue was born in Tokyo, and after graduating from high school in Osaka, left Japan, and her study abroad has hatched from a small private school in Santa Monica, CA. 

In her last year of the Master of Art (concentration in Sculpture) program, her professor introduced a short article about Art Therapy. It became "a remarkable encounter" for her, and she soon made a career shift to become an Art Therapist. 

After moving to Northern California,  Sue graduated from Notre Dame de Namur University with a master's degree in Art Therapy and Marriage and Family therapy. 

Sue was a chaplain volunteer at a local Hospice and later started practicum training at a different Hospice as a grief therapist.

She was responsible for planning and facilitating grief art therapy groups for children. In addition, she worked on individuals and group grief therapy for adults under supervision. 

Sue returned to Southern California and became a staff therapist at the child guidance clinic, where she served children between age 3~18 and their families under supervision. In addition, she facilitated children's art therapy groups as a part of ADHD and ASD social skill training. 


After returning to Japan, Sue continues art therapy lectures, supervision, and counseling at the local municipal office. In addition, she has worked as a bilingual school counselor at the university and international school settings. 




  • American Art Therapy Association (AATA)

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Institute (AEDPI) 

  Clients that she worked with: 

  • Individuals (children age 3+) and over

  • Couples and Family 


   Targeted Issues:  

  • Anxiety

  • Depression 

  • Grief 

  • Relational challenges

  • Health Issues for individuals and family 

  • Developmental challenges (ADHD, ASD, HSC&HSP) 

  • Intimate partner violence 

  • Traumas  

  • Life Transitions 

  • Selfcare