We had the good fortune of connecting with Jin Lee and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jin, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I launched my private practice during the pandemic in 4/2020. Prior to that, I’ve been wanting to provide the quality care to the patients I was seeing in a hospital setting, but because of my busy schedule, I just didn’t take the action. However, the pandemic brought a whole another level of mental health needs in the community. At the same time, my work at the hospital was reduced significantly in response to the pandemic, and these two incidents drove my passion to serve the patients in the way I could.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am passionate about working with teens and young adults who have chronic illness. Most of the patients I work with have either or a combination of: chronic pain (such as headache and migraine), functional neurological disorder, and post-concussive syndrome. I offer tools and tips for them to take care of themselves and feel confident in their ability to live their life to a full potential. My focus is not to offer a “quick fix” to “get rid of illness.” However, my mission is for them to have a real good understanding of what they are dealing with and learn how to problem-solve the issues they are struggling with. Working with my patients is truly a privilege for me because they teach me what really matters in life and resiliency. It took me years of education and training to learn their medical conditions, and it was at times challenging to address complex medication conditions many of my patients were going through. The key to working with them is to be honest and have a good listening skill to understand what they are going through because each patient brings a unique story. I am constantly humbled by their transformation and grateful to see the transformation.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Colorado is one of the healthiest states in the country, and there are plenty of fun activities to do, especially outdoor activities. My family and I love hiking and camping during the summer and fall. We also love hitting fresh powder in the mountains for skiing an snowboarding in winter and spring. Other than that, we are pretty much homebodies and love cooking. That being said, we have several favorite places to eat, such as Sushi Den, Los Dos Potrillos to name a few. If you like a concert, Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater is an outdoor concert venue, which brings a unique nature experience while enjoying music. You can also enjoy horseback riding in the area, and there are many wildlife you can see.
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?
I deeply appreciate the tremendous support and wisdom from my colleague psychologists in the community. In particular, I’m grateful for the massive support provided within the Denver Area Psychologist group. It is a listserv for licensed psychologists who own their private practice to share resources, wisdom, consultation, and support with each other. When I didn’t even know where to start when I was preparing to launch my business, they were the lighthouse for me. I met so many incredibly talented psychologists from this group and continue to enjoy their support.