Lee Doyle


Lee Doyle, MSW, MPH, LCSWA is a licensed clinical social work associate who received their Master’s degrees in Social Work and Public Health from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where their interests focused on LBGTQ+ health and violence prevention. Prior to CSWC, Lee worked for over ten years in sexual and intimate partner violence prevention and intervention in nonprofits, university, and healthcare settings. Lee works with individuals, families, couples, and all relationship structures. They strive to create a safe therapeutic space for loved ones to heal together, whether that be friends, family members, or partners. 

Lee is a white, queer, transgender provider and is affirming of LGBTQ+, kink/BDSM, polyamorous, and sex worker communities who often struggle to find knowledgeable and supportive mental health providers. 

Lee sees clients in our Durham offices and via telehealth. They accept most BCBS, Cigna, and Aetna plans and can also see clients who would like to use out of network benefits and private/self pay clients.  

The cultural messages we receive about sex and our bodies can make us feel ugly, broken, unworthy, and undeserving of pleasure. I believe that we heal these wounds in relationship: with others, our environment, and within ourselves.

Lee Doyle

Work Philosophy

Lee believes that you are the expert of your lived experience. Lee aims to journey alongside clients with curiosity and empathy. They strive  to create a collaborative, comfortable, and nonjudgmental space with clients to address their sexual and relationship concerns. Lee brings a trauma-informed lens to their approach to sex therapy, valuing transparency and trustbuilding.  They also incorporate a biopsychosocial approach: a person doesn’t exist in a vacuum but in the context of their biology, thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and communities. Lee hopes to help clients tap into the wisdom and strengths they already possess in order to grow and heal. 

Lee utilizes a combination of talk therapy, somatic, and mindfulness practices to explore clients’ sexual concerns. Lee has training in a variety of evidence-based practices including, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), mindfulness, and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). Lee has additional training and experience in trauma-informed care and working with survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. 

Personal Interests

In their free time, Lee enjoys being outdoors: gardening, running, or hiking. Lee also loves making things with their hands, such as making pottery, cooking, and crocheting. Most often, Lee relaxes by reading, watching a TV show, and spending time with their partner, 2 dogs, 3 cats, and 7 chickens.