Lee Paez, Ph.D., LPC

My office is located in the Lakeside Resource Center, El Paso Hall, room E082

Since 1982, I have enjoyed providing a supportive and encouraging environment for students who are dealing with such issues as relationships, self-esteem, stress management, spiritual concerns, depression, sexuality, anxiety, and decision making. My background includes working with students from many cultural and religious backgrounds. I hold a PhD in Counseling with a focus on family systems and cross-cultural counseling and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas.

I believe that each of us has a wise, loving center that is sometimes difficult for us to access due to stress and negative life experiences. In counseling, I work to restore the connection to that strong center so that students can move ahead in a positive, self-caring way.

My counseling background consists of over 35 years of working with people from diverse backgrounds on issues of relationships, reducing stress , dealing with anxiety and depression, building self-esteem, forming healthy body image, resolving spiritual concerns, dealing with women’s issues, making wise decisions, raising children, surviving divorce, promoting mind body health, and dealing with marriage and family concerns.

As a professor of cultural studies, education, psychology, peace studies and ESOL, I have had the opportunity to meet many students and learn about many different cultures. I have also traveled to China, India, Honduras, Guatemala and most of Europe and lived in Mexico, Canada and England.

I am fortunate to be the mother of three children and grandmother of four young boys. I enjoy reading, traveling, gardening, being in nature and doing yoga and counseling.

B.A. University of the Americas Puebla, Mexico
M.A. West Virginia College of Graduate Studies Charleston, W.V.
Ph.D. University of North Texas Denton, Texas
Licensed Professional Counselor State of Texas
Certified Yoga Instructor