Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #LMFT131435
Jocelyn Lam (she/they) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC). She received her master's degree in Counseling from Saint Mary’s College of California where she received specialized training in marriage and family therapy and professional clinical counseling. Jocelyn earned her bachelors degree (B.Sc.) with Distinction in Psychology from the University of Calgary.
Jocelyn has clinical experience and training working in private practice with clients with eating disorders. She has also worked for five years at Discovery Counseling Center, in their community mental health clinic, and their Student Counseling and Intervention Program in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.
Jocelyn also has worked as an editor and producer on the Reading Women Podcast and blogger at The Quiet Pond blog as an advocate for BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and neurodivergent and disabled authors. She has also spoken at conferences regarding mental health representation in literature and her experience as a second-generation Asian and Canadian woman.
How I work...
- My theoretical orientations are primarily Internal Family Systems, Narrative Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy.
- I believe that where you are today is enough and is worthy. Therefore, I welcome you just as you are.
- I work with a trauma-informed lens. And I particularly focus on the insidious trauma that people from marginalized communities can experience. I will validate your experience and help you to break cycles of feeling unheard and unseen.
- I believe that allowing ourselves and our loved ones to play can be incredibly comforting. I will help you rework intergenerational trauma, moving into more conscious, gentle parenting, whether for yourself or your loved ones.
- I believe that we deserve the agency to honor and celebrate our bodies, which sometimes includes rewriting our body-related narrative, acknowledging cultural beauty standards, and incorporating cultural foods and memories.
- I can help uncover repeated, sometimes unconscious, patterns that are not serving you and help you move towards addressing your needs and developing clarity and solutions.
- I address issues common in APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American) communities, including being raised in an achievement-focused household, emotional attunement, acculturation issues, racial trauma, individualist vs. collectivist values, issues specific to immigrant generations, and intergenerational trauma and shame.
- My specialties include working with BIPOC clients, LGBTQIA+ clients, late-diagnosed neurodivergent clients, and the intersection of these identities.
- I provide online Individual Therapy for Teens 14+ and Adults 18+, and online Family Therapy.