She/Her/HersAssociate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT Master of Science, MS
Heather is a multicultural client-centered therapist in Pasadena. She tailors her therapeutic approach based on individual need, personality, and cultural background. Many of Heather’s clients come in to address depression, anxiety, trauma, and life transitions. Heather works with adults, children, and couples. She has worked with BIPOC (Black Indigenous and people of color), different socioeconomic backgrounds, and the LGBTQ+ community.
Heather uses CBT, Psychodynamic, mindfulness, and holistic approaches, in which we use the therapeutic relationship to build connection, understand thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that isn't work and develop healthier ways to view self and world. In session, Heather helps clients understand the relationship between thoughts and emotions. This approach supports clients to feel more relaxed, present, and able to make decisions that are more related to their wants and needs.
Heather's style is warm, non-judgmental, and goal-oriented. When clients first start therapy, she will learn and understand client's history, establish a comfortable connection where they feel safe and heard. She wants to help you find who you are in this world. She believes that you have the power to figure out your wants, needs, and desires so she will walk by your side, support, and guide you to the best version of you.
Heather received their MS in Counseling from CSU Fullerton. She has worked at Foothill Family Services, local community clinic, serving, domestic violence survivors, youth, and families. Outside of private practice, She enjoys hiking, yoga, swimming and spending time with her cat, Josie.
Her office is located in Pasadena, CA, but is only holding telehealth sessions at the moment. She uses the video chatting platform called VSEE.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Heather Lam is not in-network with any insurances.
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Private practice, 2019 - Present
Foothill Family Services, 2016 - 2017
CSU Fullerton, MS Counseling, 2018
UCLA, BA in Sociology, 2009