About my practice:

 As a clinical social worker and registered play therapist with over ten years of experience, I work with clients of all ages, especially children ages 3-12, and their families.   My approach incorporates child-centered play therapy, solution-focused  and cognitive behavior therapy techniques to strengthen social and coping skills for social, emotional, or behavioral challenges. Working with clients and their families to help them function more peacefully takes close collaboration, humor, humility, and an open mind. As needed, I consult with doctors, teachers, diagnosticians, and, of course, parents in creating a treatment plan and throughout the process that a client sees me. 

I deeply respect that clients know what is best for themselves. Incorporating case management services to link clients to professional and community resources is a cornerstone of my practice.

The areas in which I have particular expertise include:

  • Disabilities and special needs (including autism spectrum disorders and Asperger’s Syndrome)
  • Grief/death/serious illness
  • School issues (including IEPs and special education)
  • Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
  • Coordinating treatment plans with school teams
  • Family relationships
  • Child-Centered Play Therapy
  • Play Therapy as a way to work with clients for whom traditional talk therapy is not a fit (such as adult clients with developmental disabilities or children and adolescents who like expressive arts activities)
  • Parenting
  • Depression/anxiety/emotional regulation
  • Transitioning to adulthood
  • Caregiver, parent, mental health professional, or teacher stress, self-care, and burn-out
  • Case management services to navigate local, state, and federal resources for complex educational, disability, or medical needs 
  • Qualified supervisor for social workers seeking licensure in Missouri

Contact me: (314) 991-9058 or lee@leebascom.com

1121 Olivette Executive Parkway. Suite 205. St. Louis, MO. 63132

Insurances Accepted:  United HealthCare, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Magellan, Aetna, Healthlink, Coventry, ComPsych, Medicare, Medicaid (including Aetna Better Health, Home State and Missouri Care), E4 Health and Lifescope EAP, Intermountain Healthcare EAP