Dr. Lehr completed her B.A. in Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the New School for Social Research. She trained at public (Bellevue, South Beach Psychiatric and Kings County Hospital Centers) and private (Beth Israel and Bronx Lebanon Hospitals, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) hospitals throughout NYC and received postdoctoral fellowship training at the Karen Horney Clinic. Dr. Lehr has focused her professional work on service to the New York City community, maintaining staff positions in the public sector while also working privately with young adults, college students, young professionals, and parents seeking therapy and psychological evaluations. She has particular expertise in mood and anxiety issues within and outside the context of perinatal- and/or trauma-related experiences. As a second generation Korean-American clinician, Dr. Lehr is especially keen to promote resilience and recovery among immigrants and people of color. She works to create an affirming therapy environment for each of her clients.
Dr. Lehr has specialized training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy from the IPT Institute with focus on the perinatal population. She is currently in the process of training to become an EMDRIA-certified EMDR clinician. Dr. Lehr serves as a clinical supervisor for the Safran Center for Psychological Services at the New School for Social Research and is a staff psychologist and supervisor at the South Beach Psychiatric Center.