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LCSW, PPS Edward (Ed) Lei

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Edward (Ed) Lei is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: LCSW, PPS
Years in Practice: 20
State: CA

Does life seem like trudging through the mud? Do you feel sad and empty and get tired easily? Does life no longer seem enjoyable? Do you struggle to maintain daily responsibilities? I get where you are. Life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, but you don’t have to go through challenges alone. While pain and harshness of reality are often inevitable, you can discover joy, peace, satisfaction and restoration. In the midst of difficulties, heartbreaks and wounds, I can help you find contentment and healing in your journey and get unstuck and empowered.

Being a therapist is a great privilege and honor, and I deeply value the dignity and uniqueness of each individual. My approach is direct and results-oriented but tailored to your needs, issues and goals in an atmosphere of caring, empathy and compassion.

I’m Ed. I’m excited you found me. I am a bilingual therapist (Mandarin). I have two advanced degrees (Masters of Social Work & Masters of Science in School Psychology), 3000 hours of supervision for licensure and more than twenty years of experience working with people of all ages. I am passionate and specialize in working with individuals struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, ADHD, parenting issues, chronic medical issues and life transitions. I can also work with social workers, schools, nurses, doctors and other individuals in communities.

I applaud you for taking the first step toward healing. I invite you to contact me for a free 15-minute consultation and together, we can assess whether I might be the person to walk with you in your journey to a fulfilling, joyful and satisfying life.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Stress Anxiety Grief Parenting issues Depression ADHD Addictions Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Intimacy-related issues Sleeping disorders Anger management Self esteem Career difficulties Bipolar disorder Coping with life changes Coaching Compassion fatigue
Languages Spoken
English Mandarin

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Ed has been absolutely fabulously there for me. I am so happy to have been his client/pt for the last year and a half. He's helped me inbox and sort through so much, taught me some great coping techniques to utilize when stressed and anxious, and has been a great cheerleader for my mental health., and an excellent listener. Thank you so very much.

Jan 30, 2023


Ed is a wonderful listener. He is fantastic at helping unpack my sometimes very jumbled up emotions to the core concerns and gives me a variety of tools to help address them. He does so warmly, compassionately, and respectfully. I have the utmost confidence in his abillities and knowledge base. I can't recommend him enough.

T.A.·Aug 06, 2022


Ed has been absolutely fantastic in helping me manage my stress. We've talked about severely stressful work issues, how to cope with overbearing/toxic work personalities and how to set up boundaries, and plan for reactions/responses to those boundaries. We've also talked about family relationships, and how to cope, heal, and manage expectations, and how my autoimmune disease plays into it. Ed's expertise has been instrumental in nourishing my mental health this past year. I thoroughly trust that he has my best interest at heart. I can't say enough good things about him.

T.A.·Dec 27, 2021


Ed was a big help. He is a great listener and is very informative in his field. He always has a response to the problems you may be having.

M.O.·Nov 01, 2021


Edward is absolutely amazing. I mean he really gets it, and is super supportive!

C.H.·Sep 15, 2021


Ed is very empathetic and sharp, he is perceptive enough to pick up on things right away even through the remote counseling

C.A.·Aug 09, 2021


Edward is the best counselor I have ever met. He is sincere and kind. He really listened and cared about me, he also provided good methods to help me to learn more about myself and issues. Highly recommended.

Y.U.·Aug 09, 2021


Ed has been fantastic to talk to, and has given me some great tips to help manage my stress. He's also knowledgeable about the effects that fibromyalgia has on my overall health and that how I manage the stress overall will help my physical health as well as emotional and mental health. I've felt very comfortable speaking with him right from the start, very easy to talk to.

T.A.·Aug 08, 2021


Ed is fantastic and has helped me so much already even in the short time that I’ve been working with him!

C.H.·Aug 04, 2021


Ed is awesome. Smart, capable, and listens really, really well. Keeps me on task when I get lost in the weeds... He is genuinely sincere and professional, a perfect combination. Highly recommend!

K.E.·Jul 02, 2021



A.V.·Jun 29, 2021


Really reinforces the knowledge that you touch and and takes the time to walk you through each and every step and makes sure you understand before moving on!

B.O.·May 21, 2021


Edward (Ed) Lei offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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