Troy Lea, Ph.D
Dr. Lea is a licensed psychologist in Delaware. Dr. Lea completed his post-doctoral residency at Mid-Atlantic Behavioral Health. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Center for Counseling & Student Development at the University of Delaware and earned his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Brigham Young University, an APA accredited program. Dr. Lea also completed a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Dr. Lea has diverse outpatient clinical experience doing short and long-term therapy with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples in a variety of mental health settings. Dr. Lea has experience practicing in several university counseling centers, a veterans affairs hospital, and a community health clinic. Dr. Lea also has experience running structured and open-process psychotherapy groups. He also supervises practicum level doctoral candidates in therapy and currently, Dr. Lea is serving as the clinical site supervisor at the Springside office.
Dr. Lea sees patients of all ages. Currently, Dr. Lea is specializing in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an evidenced-based treatment approach for young children (ages 2-7) with emotional and behavioral difficulties. Additionally, Dr. Lea’s specialties include treating issues related to general mental health, trauma, depression and mood, anxiety, LGBT issues, family/relational issues, grief counseling, life transitions, and couples work. Dr. Lea takes an integrated approach to his therapy utilizing existential, interpersonal, and CBT methods. Dr. Lea is particularly interested in serving clients from diverse multicultural backgrounds and speaks Spanish as well as English. He feels effective therapy is sensitive to a person’s race, gender, sexual orientation, religious/spiritual background, and other cultural identities one might possess. Overall, Dr. Lea likes to tailor his therapeutic approach to the individual needs of his patients and feel the therapeutic journey is a shared experience.