About Stacy Lee

Stacy Lee, LMFT, has been employed at The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, CA, since 2008.  She has trained with relationship experts Ellyn Bader, Ph.D and Peter Pearson, Ph.D. to provide innovative tools to couples and individuals.  In 2019, Stacy became the Clinical Director of the institute's therapy services.  She is passionate about providing people with quality resources which includes building a network of skilled therapists to reach more couples and individuals.

Ways for Couples to Connect during Sheltering in Place.

I’m sure all the streaming services are going to be well used during this time. Many people will binge on shows they have missed and movies they have wanted to watch.  Yet, it’s also a great opportunity to do other things together and to even get to know each other more. Couples and families can actually use this time to [...]

Relationships, COVID-19 and Sheltering In Place

What to do, what to avoid, and how to find opportunities in disguise  The outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has our communities facing several rapid changes. The shortage of basic goods, social distancing, and the order to shelter in place have caused intense emotional reactions and a strain on many parts of our lives.  Most employees are working remotely for [...]

How Frozen 2 Can Improve Your Communication

Today I’m going to tell you how song lyrics from a Frozen 2 song can change your communication and relationship. My daughter is about to turn 5 so I have seen Frozen 2 a few times now…don’t worry there will be no spoilers here. Towards the middle of the movie Anna is faced with a difficult task, to move forward [...]

Get The Relationship You Want By Going Through The Mess

  The other day I was driving in a city I don’t know well. I had my map app on and I was headed to coffee. Much needed coffee!  Then there was a mess of road work in front of me. Lanes closed, cars merging, confused drivers, on and on...I’m sure you’ve all be there. The map was telling [...]

The Dangerous Trap of Assumptions

One thing that I have often hear from my clients is that it is helpful when I’m teaching them a new concept or exercise that I give examples of these when it applies in my own relationship.  So, I thought why not share with all of you out there because maybe it will help you too. Just like every couple [...]

Creating a Balanced Relationship Through Gratitude

Since we’re coming out of Thanksgiving and into all the Christmas celebrations and craziness, gratitude is the perfect topic! I have a group text message with my husband and our best friends. My husband and our good friend Steven will send articles about politics and other things going on. Often times the articles are negative and about all the problems [...]

We Can’t Communicate: How To Change Pain Into Connection

When “Right" is WRONG... Does this sound familiar? You approach your partner to tell them about something that upsets you. You start talking, but then of all the sudden your partner jumps in...  "Wait, that isn’t right! That isn’t how it happened!" Or "No you’re remembering wrong!" Then before you know it, you’re going around and round about the [...]