Jocelyn Lam, Therapist in Oakland, California — Zencare
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Jocelyn Lam


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC Practice: Deeper Than Color: Social Justice & Strength-Based Psychotherapy and Consulting
California Accepting Online
Civic Center Not Accepting In-person
Updated December 9, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Race & cultural identity
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • ADHD
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Jocelyn Lam is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor working with the group practice Deeper Than Color in Oakland, California. She currently has openings for virtual video sessions.

She is 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 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.

Currently, she also works at Core Wellness Living with clients focusing on disordered eating and body dysmorphia. 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.

Message to clients

I'm so glad you're here. It can be so hard to function as our best selves when we don't feel like our identities are validated or understood, and I hope to provide a space where we can work towards a story that you are proud of.

Together, we can strengthen your innate resources, identify new skills to develop, and create community. I truly believe that we are capable of more than we know, and sometimes it takes safety and understanding to get there. We can talk, cry, laugh, reflect, and experiment with new skills in our therapy space. I would love to walk beside you as we approach healing.


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)


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


Jocelyn Lam is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (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
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


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 Closed
  • Tue 12:00-2:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 11:30-1:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Civic Center practice
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 Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 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


California: 131435

California: 4853