Dr. Esteffania (Eh-stephanie-ah) Lezama is a Post-Doctoral Resident working under the supervision of Dr. Katherine Pang. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University in 2019. She completed her APA accredited pre-doctoral internship training at the University of California-Davis's Student Health and Counseling Services, where she was the Multicultural Services Emphasis Area intern. Dr. Lezama has extensive experience working with older adolescents and adults as evidenced by her history of working in various university counseling centers, community health clinics, and telehealth counseling clinics. She also has experience in crisis intervention and in providing psychological assessment services to adolescents and adults.
Dr. Lezama's philosophy as a psychologist is to create an environment characterized by safety, authenticity, trust, and collaboration. She believes the therapeutic relationship is the driving force behind meaningful change as it allows clients to experience genuine concern and care from their therapist. This then allows clients to feel a greater sense of confidence and safety to dive in to deeper emotional work, so clients can explore themselves and the unique contexts/systems in which their concerns arise. Using a variety of treatment options including cognitive-behavioral, self-compassion, person-centered, and psychodynamic interventions, Dr. Lezama strives to provide individualized services for each client so they leave therapy feeling empowered, supported, and challenged to become their best selves.
Dr. Lezama is also bilingual and has experience conducting psychotherapy in Spanish. She welcomes and celebrates all individuals from various ages, religious beliefs, gender, gender identities, and racial and ethnic backgrounds.