We had the good fortune of connecting with Dr. Crystal Lee and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dr. Lee, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
As a clinical psychologist, I have the privilege of helping people when they tend to be struggling the most. I like to think that this has a positive ripple effect on the world– my clients go out into the world a healthier, happier version of themselves and spread hope and positivity. As a neurodiversity-affirmative autism and ADHD specialist, in particular, I have the unique opportunity to support those who face ableism in their daily lives. Beyond my individual work with clients, I conduct professional trainings and present to the public to spread awareness and appreciation of neurodiversity. My goal is to change the way the public thinks about autism and ADHD.
What should our readers know about your business?
LA Concierge Psychologist is a boutique therapy private practice. We’re unique in that we provide our services in three different ways: 1) in-home/on-site (available throughout the Westside of Los Angeles) 2) secure video (throughout California and Nevada) 3) in-office (Culver City) By offering several different ways to access therapy services, we’re providing clients with a level of convenience, flexibility, and privacy that is unheard of. One thing that I’m very proud of is that we’re one of a few therapy practices that specializes in autism and ADHD in adults. There is an abundance of organizations that serve children, but there are very limited options for adults looking for therapy. And if you want to work with someone who is neurodiversity-affirmative, we’re one of the only practices to actively promote and provide that perspective. It’s exciting to be a leader in this therapy space.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This is so hard to answer because my friends all have different tastes when it comes to what they think is fun or delicious. For someone who has never been to Los Angeles before, I would probably take them to the quintessential “LA” places– the beach, the mountains, museums like The Getty or LACMA, and Hollywood. Then from there, I’d figure out what unique places they might really appreciate, like checking out local gardens, walking around interesting neighborhoods, or eating at special restaurants,
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There are so many wonderful organizations that deserve a shout out! I’m on the board of a few non-profit organizations that I especially want to highlight. I want to give a shout out to Psychologists of Color, a non-profit dedicated to increasing the racial and ethnic diversity in the psychologist workforce. I want to also give a shout out to the Disability Community Resource Center, which is a non-profit dedicated to supporting the equality of life for people with all kinds of disabilities. The goal of our peer-led programs and services is the elimination of economic, social, attitudinal and environmental barriers people with disabilities face in their daily lives. Additionally, I’d like to give a shout out to the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA). LACPA advances the science and profession of psychology in Los Angeles County; encourages participation of psychologists in the application of psychological knowledge for the betterment of the community; provides opportunity for the exchange of ideas and information about psychology; and promotes the improvement of qualifications of psychologists through high standards of educational achievement, professional ethics and conduct, and the application of research findings.