She/TheyLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Jocelyn Lam is an Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Oakland, California. She currently has openings for virtual video sessions.
She is a 2nd generation immigrant, queer and multiply neurodivergent therapist dedicated to providing social justice oriented and anti-oppressive counseling services for BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent clients. She works with individuals 13+ in a collaborative and empathetic way to understand how systemic forces have allowed them to develop coping mechanisms, while working through ones that have been in the way of becoming the person they want to be.
Jocelyn's strengths include her warmth, acceptance, and sometimes humor, to navigate life's obstacles. Clients often see Jocelyn for a range of issues, including:
1) Postpartum mental health and transition into parenting, particularly with BIPOC parents
2) Eating disorders and body dysmorphia from a Health at Every Size and culturally responsive framework
3) Intergenerational and discrimination related trauma
Her use of Internal Family Systems-informed and psychodynamic techniques allow her to untangle some of the ways that discrimination inform the way we see our bodies and parenting styles. She also blends narrative therapy techniques to develop strength and confidence in the way that clients rewrite their futures in a way they are proud of.
She has worked at the community non-profit Discovery Counseling Center, often seeing clients with intersecting identities, and holding space for the way they interact. Her devotion to working with these clients is informed by her lived experience of being a second generation Chinese and Canadian immigrant and mother, along with other marginalized identities. These experiences created a greater understanding of how we can parent, and re-parent ourselves with compassion, and that we have the power to stop hurtful patterns.
Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Jocelyn Lam is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 7 years
Deeper Than Color, AMFT, APCC, 2021 - Present
Discovery Counseling Center, AMFT, APCC, 2016 - 2021
St. Mary's College of California, M.A. Counseling (MFT and PCC specialization), 2017
University of Calgary, B.Sc. Psychology with Honors, 2012