Heather  Lam
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Heather Lam

She/Her/Hers

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT Master of Science, MS
California Accepting Online
Pasadena Not Accepting In-person
Updated September 23, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples counseling
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Life can feel overwhelming at times especially during the current pandemic. You might be experiencing a crisis, having relationship issues with your family, your partner, and or friend. You might have experienced some trauma from the past or recently and it's affecting your well-being at this moment. If you do not feel like you can be yourself, it's time to reach out for help. You might need some help and someone that can really listen and guide you out of this mental distress. I will help you with your relationship issues with your partner, family, friend or child. I will work with you to heal, cope, and achieve harmony.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Heather Lam is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $125 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $125
  • Initial session: $125 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $125 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Pasadena practice
1055 East Colorado Boulevard, 5th Floor, Pasadena, California 91106
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Fri 11:00am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 12:00pm-2:00pm

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Fri 11:00am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 10:00am-1:00pm

Work and Education

Private practice, 2019 - Present
Foothill Family Services, 2016 - 2017

CSU Fullerton, MS Counseling, 2018
UCLA, BA in Sociology, 2009


Languages

English

Cantonese