Meet Dr. David Le

Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health & Public Health Advocate, Clinical Supervisor

David Le, PsyD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry within the Cook County Health and Hospital System (John H. Stroger Hospital). Additionally, Dr. Le continues to provide clinical services to college and university students through TimelyCare. He was formally a staff therapist and clinical supervisor at The Family Institute of Northwestern University. He received his Doctorate and Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology from The George Washington University. Prior to Dr. Le doctoral studies, he obtained a Master of Science in Psychology from Radford University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!). He has research and teaching experience related to the interplay of human sexuality in emerging adults. He is licensed to practice in both Illinois and Virginia.

Dr. Le’s therapeutic approach is integrative and draws from various CBT techniques including DBT, ACT and mindfulness-based approaches, relational psychodynamic, and interpersonal process all within a multicultural framework. He works collaboratively with his clients, continually sets goals, provides feedback, and challenges each other in a supportive space. Dr. Le works with individuals, couples, and families across the life-span.

Dr. Le was previously affiliated with Northwestern University, completing an APA-accredited Doctoral Internship at Northwestern University Counseling and Psychological Services (NU CAPS). His time at Northwestern was spent providing brief and long-term individual psychotherapy utilizing evidenced-based practices, group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, triage, intake, walk-in services, treatment planning and case management, outreach presentations, supervising, providing suicide prevention training and stress management workshops. His passion for working with emerging adults was solidified early in his training after receiving a two-year graduate fellowship at The George Washington University Counseling Center where he utilized the BASICS program with students mandated for substance assessment and counseling. Additionally, completing an advanced clinical externship at George Mason University Counseling and Psychological Services, providing comprehensive mental health services. Dr. Le works with individuals ages 16 and up, from all walks of life. He has a passion for working with emerging adults, individually or with their families. He has many years of experience helping students (traditional and nontraditional) navigate the complexities of university and college systems — pre, post, during or while on a leave of absence.

Most recently, Dr. Le was Outpatient Services Clinical Coordinator and clinical psychology postdoctoral fellow at Lakeshore Center for Behavioral Health (LCBH) with Chicago Lakeshore Hospital. In his capacity as Clinical Coordinator for the Dual Diagnosis University and University Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), he developed treatment programming focused on the treatment of late adolescents, emerging adults, and adults primarily presenting with mood and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, psychosis and personality disorders. Dr. Le’s role also included providing group, individual, couples and family therapies, crisis intervention and consultation and referral to community providers.

Other clinical experiences include providing individual psychotherapy and assessment services at two community mental health centers whose missions were to provide comprehensive services for underserved populations in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Additional clinical experiences include providing group psychotherapy for court-mandated sex offenders and psychotherapy at a retirement community. Beyond traditional clinical positions, Dr. Le has held positions as a Faculty Advisor, Educational Specialist and Academic Coach for multiple careers and educationally-focused summer programs primarily for high school students.

In Dr. Le’s spare time he enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants, spending time with family and friends, reading, and going to the beach. As a believer of the mind and body connection, Dr. Le enjoys engaging in self-care and staying active, which includes going to the gym, running the Lakefront path, playing tennis, kickball, and competitive indoor and beach volleyball. A Virginia native, Dr. Le continues to enjoy exploring all that Chicago has to offer, from the restaurants, museums, sporting events, theater, arts, summer festivals, and diverse neighborhoods, he continues to be amazed at all this city has to offer!


Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Clinical Psychology
George Washington University
APA-Accredited Program

Master of Psychology (PsyM), Professional Psychology
George Washington University

Master of Arts (MS), Clinical Psychology
Radford University

Bachelor of Science (BS), Psychology
Minor: Biological Sciences
Virginia Tech


Cook County Health & Hospital System
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry
December 2021—Current

Contract Psychologist
March 2022—Current

The Family Institute at Northwestern University
Staff Psychologist & Clinical Supervisor
September 2015–December 2021

Lakeshore Center for Behavioral Health
Outpatient Services Clinical Coordinator & Postdoctoral Fellow (Dual Diagnosis Emerging Adult IOP)
September 2014–September 2015

Clinical Training 

Northwestern University Counseling & Psychological Services
Doctoral Intern in Health Service Psychology

George Washington University Counseling Center
Graduate Follow

George Mason University Counseling & Psychological Services
Advance Extern in Clinical Psychology

The Arlington Free Clinic
Practicum Student in Clinical Psychology

The Center Clinic
Therapy & Assessment Extern in Clinical Psychology

Warm Hearth Retirement Community
Social Work Intern

Radford Counseling Group, LLC
Group Sex Offender Treatment Practicum Student