Dr. Kristen Lee, Ed.D., LICSW, known as “Dr. Kris”, is recovering perfectionist, proud Mama, and an internationally recognized, award-winning behavioral science clinician, researcher educator, speaker and activist from Boston, Massachusetts.As the Lead Faculty for Behavioral Science at Northeastern University, Dr. Kris’s research and teaching interests include individual and organizational well-being and resilience, particularly for marginalized and underserved populations. She operates a clinical and consulting practice devoted to preventing and treating burnout and is the author of RESET: Make the Most of Your Stress, Winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards Motivational Book of 2015, and Mentalligence: A New Psychology of Thinking. She is a regular contributor for Psychology Today and Thrive Global. Dr. Kris’s work has been featured on NPR and CBS radio. Her signature ability to engage with a diverse range of audiences has led her to be invited to speak nationally and internationally to students, educators, health and mental health professionals, business leaders and general audiences. Some of the venues she speaks at include Harvard University, Ted X, Virgin Pulse and Johnson and Johnson. In her spare time, she can be found on the running trails, attempting tricky yoga poses, eating peanut butter cups and drinking kale juice--but not all at once.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS